Deadlines for Applying

General Deadlines:

  • Fall (August) semester: July 1
  • Spring (January) semester: December 1
  • Summer semester (subject to course availability): May 1

Transfer applicants or applicants who are already residing in the U.S.:

  • Fall (August) semester: August 1
  • Spring (January) semester: January 1
  • Summer semester (subject to course availability): May 1

Applicants may apply for admission while studying at another institution; however, a final, official transcript must be received by the Office of International Admissions before an admission decision can be made.


  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology: December 15
  • PsyD in School Psychology: March 1
  • Pharm.D. in Pharmacy: May 1
  • MA in Psychology/School Psychology: March 15
  • MA in Psychology/Forensic Psychology: May 15

Master of Fine Arts:

  • Creative Writing: April 1 for Fall; September 15 for Spring
    This program is not full-time, so F-1 and J-1 students are NOT eligible for admission.

Admission Requirements

*All application forms can be downloaded from Important Documents*

  1. Completed FDU International Student Application (free!)
  2. All official or attested academic records: transcripts, marksheets, diplomas, national exam results, certificates/degrees received from all secondary and post-secondary schools and universit
    Indian applicants: We do NOT accept consolidated marksheets. Individual marksheets showing all attempts, failures and retakes are required.
  3. Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Pearsons PTE-A results sent directly from the testing center(s) to FDU through FDU's testing codes (include a copy of the results with your application)
    Students applying for Conditional Admission through ELS Language Centers should submit a complete ELS application, along with the FDU application, directly to ELS. Please review our English Proficiency policy for more details.
  4. Official GRE results sent directly from the testing center to FDU through FDU's testing codes (include a copy of the results with your application). All graduate programs require a GRE score, and score minimums vary according to program. International students cannot be waived out of the GRE. See below for a list of exceptions:

    GMAT (or GRE) is required for:
    All MBA programs
    MS in Accounting
    MS in Supply Chain Management
    MS in Taxation

    GMAT/GRE are NOT required for:
    MS in Hospitality Management
    Master of Public Administration (MPA)
    MA in Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language (TESL/TEFL)
    MSA in Sports Administration

    The programs below do not require GMAT/GRE but are not full-time; therefore, F-1 or J-1 students are NOT eligible for admission:
    MFA in Creative Writing
    Master of Administrative Science (MAS)
    MA in Student Services Administration

    MS in Homeland Security
    MS in Service Innovation and Leadership

    NCLEX is required for:
    MS in Nursing
    DNP in Nursing
  5. Two (2) letters of recommendation from academic or professional references
  6. Completed FDU Scholarship Application Form (if applicable)
  7. Passport copy (name/photo page)
    Applicants who only have one name appearing on their passport should read our Immigration Information.
  8. For applicants applying to a Bridge Program (MBA, MS in Computer Science, and MS in Managment Information Systems only): Statement of Purpose stating why you want to join the Bridge program
  9. For applicants seeking an F-1 student visa: Completed Affidavit of Financial Support (self-sponsored applicants do not need an affidavit) and an official bank statement. Solvency certificates are not acceptable.

    The bank statement must meet the following conditions:

    - issued directly from the bank - no photocopies
    - indicate a balance that will cover your first year of tuition and living expenses (listed on the Affidavit of Financial Support)
    - be in the name of the sponsor indicated on your affidavit (multiple bank statements will require an affidavit from each sponsor)
    - dated within six (6) months of your desired start date

    Fall applicants must have documents dated after March 1; Spring applicants, August 1

    Alternatively, you can submit your bank statement through

    OIGA FundsV2014 

    For applicants who are sponsored and seeking an F-1 student visa: Official letter from your government or sponsoring organization detailing that you are the scholarship recipient, the promise of financial support, and the amount of available funding listed in U.S. dollars.

    NOTE: All documents submitted to FDU become the property of the University and cannot be returned.

Other Required Forms

In addition to the documents listed above, some programs require that their own application and/or supplemental forms. These include:

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