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Graduate Residency Requirement

Section Title:Academic Affairs
Policy Number:300-PP
Policy Name:Graduate Residency Requirement
Approval Authority:President's Cabinet
College Policy Executive:Chief Planning Officer
Responsible Executive:Provost/VPAA
Responsible Unit:Office of the Provost/VPAA
Date Adopted:June 2015


In order to be awarded a master’s graduate degree from Ramapo College of New Jersey, a student must complete at least 75% of the required credits at Ramapo College of New Jersey.

  Reason for Policy

To establish the residency requirement for master’s graduate programs at Ramapo College.

To Whom Does The Policy Apply

Ramapo College graduate students, graduate Program Directors, Academic deans, and the Registrar’s Office Office of the Registrar.

Related Documents

Procedure; College Catalog

Policy/Procedure 300-FF Transferring Academic Credit


Provost/VPAA Office of the Provost – 201-684-7515




Students should confer with the appropriate graduate Program Director regarding the minimum number of credits that they must take at Ramapo College to meet the residency requirement, as programs vary in the number of credits required for graduation. All Master’s degree programs require at least 30 credits, but most require more than this.

Students should also confer with the appropriate program director regarding the ability to transfer previously earned graduate credits into specific programs, as not all programs allow for transfer credit. graduate Program Director

The graduate Program Director will verify that students have met the graduate residency requirement. The Graduation Office of Ramapo College will confirm this information and notify students who have applied for graduation, as well as their graduate Program Director and Academic Dean, of any deficiency.