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All Graduate applicants must submit the Graduate Programs Application Form with a non-refundable $65 application fee or fee waiver. Please review the general application requirements below and any additional requirements for the program you are applying to.

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General Application Requirements

  • A completed Graduate Application, online or pdf
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a recommended grade point average of 3.0
  • A 250-word personal statement describing why the candidate is interested in the program, how it fits into personal intellectual development and what the applicant expects to accomplish by enrolling*
  • One letter of recommendation*
  • Resume
  • Applications without payment or waiver will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed

*Additional Program Requirements

Master of Science in Data Science

  • Computer programming, statistics, and linear algebra coursework or experience will be required. Students with undergraduate degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science, and other quantitative fields will likely meet these requirements based on courses already completed. For students without this background, Ramapo offers a variety of paths for students to quickly and economically meet these requirements prior to enrollment. Work experience will also be considered when evaluating whether a student meets the programming and mathematics requirements for enrollment. Each applicant will be evaluated individually by a faculty committee to determine which options are appropriate.

Master of Arts in Special Education

  • Valid state-issued teacher certification
  • 2 letters of recommendation

Master of Arts in Educational Leadership

  • Valid state-issued teacher certification

Master of Science in Nursing

  • Valid RN license
  • For Nursing Administration and Family Nurse Practitioner – min. 2 years work experience
  • 2 letters of recommendation

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • GMAT and/or interview may be required after application review by program director
  • Undergraduate coursework with completion of B or better may be required

Master of Social Work (MSW)

  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • In place of personal statement – a 3-5 page narrative highlighting personal and professional accomplishments, values, strengths and weaknesses, and aspirations for after the MSW degree is earned
  • Interview may be required

Master of Science in Accounting (MSAC)

  • For Ramapo College undergraduates students pursuing the five year B.S. to M.S. program, must be a Ramapo College accounting major with a minimum cumulative and accounting major GPA of 3.0; have a minimum grade of B- in Intermediate Accounting I and Federal Taxation I.
  • For non-Ramapo College undergraduates, a bachelor’s in Business or Accounting is required, those without a Business or Accounting degree may be eligible for an MS Accounting transition program with consult of program director

International Students

  • Preferred WES Evaluated Transcripts or Evaluated transcripts from an approved current member of NACES www.naces.org/members
  • Affidavit of Support
  • Bank Statement
  • Proper Visa Requirements
  • If in the U.S. less than 5 years, English test scores are required:
    • IELTS – 6.0
    • TOEFL – Paper Based 550
    • TOEFL – Computer Based 213
    • TOEFL – Internet based 79
    • ELS – Completion of Intensive English Program Level 112