College of Education and Human Services

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Application Deadlines
Applicants are encouraged to apply by the recommended deadlines*:

  • March 1 for Fall admission
  • October 15 for Spring admission
*Additional applications may be accepted beyond the recommended deadlines on a space available basis only.  

When Will You Make a Decision on My Application?
A decision regarding your application will be made approximately 6 weeks after the date of submission. If you are accepted but all classes are full, you will automatically be placed on the waiting list for the next year, or for the upcoming session, if openings become available.
Additional Required Documents

  • 2 official copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • Graduate Record Exam, taken within the last five years.
  • Statement of professional and personal goals with an indication of specialization to be pursued
  • Resume of professional background
  • 2 letters of recommendation regarding candidate's potential for doctoral study
  • A $75 non-refundable fee

Admissions Criteria and Prerequisites

  • An M.A. in an appropriate field with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • GRE scores must place the applicant in the top 50th  percentile.

Program Director:
Rong Chen, Ph.D.
(973) 275-2823

For program inquiries:
Kevin Majewski, MA
Graduate Assistant
(973) 275-2861 


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