Graduates of colleges of recognized standing, whose records show evidence of ability to do graduate work, may apply for admission. Selection for all programs is based in the student's ability to do graduate work of high quality as shown by the distinction of the undergraduate record, particularly in the major, scores on appropriate admission tests, and/or other supporting documentation where required. All admission decisions are approved by the program director of the department in which the student plans to earn a graduate degree.
The deadline for application for the fall semester is July 15; for the spring semester, the date is December 1; and for summer sessions, the deadline is May 1. Qualified applicants are given consideration after the deadline on a space-available basis.
Note: Applications to the Social Work program are accepted until June 15 for fall only. Applications to the Speech-Language Pathology program (application and materials) are accepted until February 1 for summer-start only. Applicants to the Physician Assistant (PA) program will apply via CASPA, www.CASPAonline.org; applications must be submitted via CASPA by December 15 in order to be verified and complete by the January 15 deadline (all materials are also due by January 15). The Criminal Justice program is a fall only program; applicants should apply by August 1 for consideration.
Students pursuing a graduate degree at Monmouth University may be eligible for student financial assistance including, but not limited to, graduate scholarships, student loans, and graduate assistantships. The Office of Graduate Admission will automatically evaluate scholarship eligibility for all candidates for admission; no further application is necessary. Students who wish to borrow through the Federal Direct Loan program must be U.S. citizens and must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. For assistance with the FAFSA or information on other, non-federal loans, students should contact the Financial Aid Office at 732-571-3463 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Graduate assistantships are work in exchange for tuition credit and are awarded through a competitive application process. Interested students should visit www.monmouth.edu/GA or contact the Office of the Graduate Studies at 732-571-7573 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University offers a major payment plan through Tuition Management Systems (TMS). The plan offers 12-, 10-, or 8-month payment schedules, and even a 4-month plan for students attending for just one semester. For additional information about the TMS plan, please contact the Office of the Bursar directly at 732-571-3454 or TMS at 800-722-4867, or visit the TMS Web site at www.afford.com.
Submit official transcripts in English from all previously attended institutions or an official evaluation from an accredited evaluation service. Transcripts must be translated into English. For required documentation, refer to our Web site or contact the Office of Graduate Admission.
Any information you provide will be used only by the appropriate office and will not prejudice your application. You are not required to disclose a disability to the Office of Graduate Admission.
CERTIFICATES: Students may earn a certificate without matriculating into a degree program. In most cases the admission requirements are the same as for a degree program. In some cases a certificate may be included as part of a degree program or pursued concurrent with another degree program in an appropriate specialty.
NON-MATRICULATED COURSE WORK ONLY: Student is NOT applying for a program of study. Course work is NOT permitted in MAT, MBA, MSW, SLP, PA, DNP or PC programs. Limit of 6 credits. Student must send official transcript showing conferral of bachelor's degree. Additional transcripts may be required to document completion of pre-requisites when applicable.
PERMISSION: Students attending another school who wish to register for a course(s) during the semester must have a letter of permission from the home institution. Additional transcripts may be required to document completion of pre-requisites when applicable.
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA): A general MBA that allows customization for your career goals
MBA w/concentrations in Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Real Estate
ACCELERATED MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA): A lockstep cohort program beginning in fall semesters
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN ACCOUNTING All MBA programs, concentrations and certificates are required to have either of the following:
Applicants must also provide:
*The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) will be considered as a substitute for the GMAT on an equivalent basis. LSAT or Engineering certification exams may also be considered. Combined SAT scores may be considered as a substitute for the GMAT for Monmouth University alumni/students.
MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING (MAT)
ACCELERATED MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING (MAT):
All MAT Programs, Tracks, and Concentrations
Note: Prior to student teaching, the appropriate Praxis Test must be successfully completed and all content courses and conditions of acceptance must be satisfied. Accelerated students must submit scores at time of application.
MASTER OF EDUCATION (MEd)
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION (MSEd)
Concentrations in Principal/Supervisor, Principal/School Administrator/Supervisor, Literacy, School Counseling, Student Affairs and College Counseling, and Special Education
Tracks in Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TSD), Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant (LDT-C), Teaching in Inclusive Settings, or Autism
Concentration in Speech-Language Pathology
Principal/Supervisor: Upon completion, you must provide documentation evidencing completion of five years of successful educational experience under a valid provisional or standard NJ or equivalent out-of-state certificate to be eligible for the endorsement.
Principal/School Administrator/Supervisor: Upon completion, you must provide documentation evidencing completion of five years of successful educational experience in a public or non-public school, a public or non-public school district, or a regionally accredited higher educational setting in New Jersey or out-of-state.
Literacy: Upon completion, you must provide documentation evidencing completion of two years successful teaching experience to be eligible for the endorsement.
Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant (LDT-C): Upon completion, you must provide documentation evidencing completion of three years successful teaching experience with a standard NJ or out-of-state instructional certificate to be eligible for the endorsement.
Teaching in Inclusive Settings: Must be a certified teacher.
Autism: Must be a certified teacher.
EDUCATION CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS:
Applied Behavioral Analysis
Possession of a baccalaureate degree with a satisfactory overall GPA per state requirements (see Web site for details) and a minimum 3.0 GPA in the undergraduate major.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Accelerated Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
EDUCATION ENDORSEMENT PROGRAMS:
Director of School Counseling Services (Post-Master's)
Early Childhood (Preschool through Grade 3)
See MSEd requirements. (If the applicant is not a certified teacher, the applicant must hold an NJ Certificate of Eligibility (CE) P–3 and be employed in a P–3 position requiring certification.)
ESL and Accelerated ESL
As an endorsement of practitioners in the school districts:
May be pursued by those enrolled in Monmouth University's Initial Teaching Certification Program (MAT), or as a stand alone endorsement.
Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant (LDT-C) (Post-Master's)
Student Assistance Coordinator (SAC)
Note: Monmouth University students who are pursuing one of the above credentials in #1 can apply to this program and pursue it concurrently with their degree.
Note: Applicant must hold a standard New Jersey instructional or educational services certificate or its out-of-state equivalent, and complete three years of successful, full-time teaching and/or educational services experience. Teaching and/or educational services experience completed in a New Jersey public school must have been under an appropriate New Jersey certificate.
Teacher of Students with Disabilities
Accelerated Teacher of Students with Disabilities
See MSEd requirements.
MASTER OF ARTS IN ANTHROPOLOGY (MA)
MASTER OF ARTS IN CORPORATE & PUBLIC COMMUNICATION (MA)
COMMUNICATION CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS:
Human Resources Management and Communication
Public Service Communication Specialist
Strategic Public Relations and New Media
See MA requirements.
MASTER OF ARTS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (MA) and
Track in Homeland Security (Optional)
CRIMINAL JUSTICE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM:
MASTER OF ARTS IN ENGLISH (MA)
Creative Writing Concentration
Literature Concentration, Rhetoric and Writing Concentration
MASTER OF ARTS IN HISTORY (MA)
Optional Tracks in European Specialization, U.S. Specialization, and World History Specialization
MASTER OF ARTS IN ADDICTION STUDIES (MA) and
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING (MS)
CERTIFICATE IN PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING
MASTER OF ARTS IN PUBLIC POLICY (MA)
DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE (DNP) and DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE WITH NURSING EDUCATION ENDORSEMENT
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT (MS)
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (MSN)
Specializations in Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Forensic Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, and School Nursing
NURSING CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS:
Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Administration and Nursing Education (Post-Master's)
Forensic Nursing; School Nursing; School Nursing (Non-Instructional)
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (MS)
Optional Tracks in Computer Networks, Databases and Intelligent Information Systems, and Security of Computer Systems and Networks
COMPUTER SCIENCE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM:
Software Design and Development
See MS requirements.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS (MS)
Tracks in Management or Technology
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (MS)
Optional Advanced Thesis or Non-Thesis Track
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS:
MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK (MSW)
Concentrations in International and Community Development, and Clinical Practice with Families and Children
SOCIAL WORK CERTIFICATE PROGRAM:
Play Therapy (Post-Master's)
A master’s degree in a medical or mental health discipline (ex: MSN, MSW, MA), and eligibility for licensure in that discipline.
Summer Application Deadline
Fall Semester Application Deadline
Spring Application Deadline
MSW Social Work application deadline for Fall start only
Speech-Language Pathology application deadline for Summer start only
PA Physician Assistant program application deadline via CASPA
Criminal Justice application deadline for Fall start only