International Graduates

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A graduate student is a student who has already completed an undergraduate/Bachelor's program and is seeking to earn a Master's or Doctoral (PhD) degree.

Read about FDU's Graduate Majors.


Admission Procedures

General requirements are listed below but may vary according to major. Please check your desired major's department websites, Graduate Academic Degrees, or Graduate Course Bulletin for more detailed information.

  1. Submit an application online or by mail.
    NOTE: American citizens, regardless of where they live, must submit their application through

  2. Upload or mail your academic records from all post-secondary schools attended. If your transcripts, diploma, or any other academic documents are not in English, you MUST include an official English translation.

    - APPLICANTS FROM INDIAN UNIVERSITIES: We require individual semester-wise marksheets and supplementary marksheets indicating all backlogs, retakes, attempts, and failures. If you cannot provide all marksheets, you must submit an Attempts Certificate from your university that indicates your total number of failures.

    - Applicants with the equivalent of a 3-year bachelor's degree: Learn about FDU's Bridge Programs.

  3. Report an official TOEFLIELTS, or PTE-A score directly to FDU.
    - Read about our English Proficiency Requirements.
  4. Report an official GRE score directly to FDU.  

    All programs require a GRE with the following exceptions:

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

    GRE is NOT required for:
    MA Clinical and Mental Health Psychology
    MS in Hospitality Management
    MA Media and Professional Communication
    Master of Public Administration (MPA)
    MA in Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language (TESL/TEFL)
    MSA in Sports Administration
  5. Submit a Statement of Purpose.
  6. Submit a resume or CV detailing all professional and academic activities undertaken during and after graduation through the present.
  7. Submit two (2) letters of recommendation from academic or professional references.
    - Certain programs require 3 letters of recommendation. Please check your desired major's department website for confirmation.
  8. Complete a Scholarship Application Form (optional).
  9. Submit a copy of your passport.
  10. Submit an official bank statement and Affidavit of Financial Support if you are seeking an F-1 visa.
    - Bank statements must indicate a balance that will cover your first year of tuition and living expenses.
    - The Affidavit of Support must be in the name of the sponsor on your bank statement. Multiple bank statements require an affidavit from each sponsor. Self-sponsored applicants do not need an affidavit.
    Fall applicants must have financial documents dated after February 1Spring applicants, August 1.
    - Solvency certificates are not acceptable.

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

Contact Information

  • Office Address:
    The Office of International Admissions
    1000 River Rd., T-KB1-01
    Teaneck, NJ 07666
  • E-mail: 


Applicants who require a US student visa:

  • Fall (August) Semester:  July 1
  • Spring (January) Semester: December 1
  • Summer semester (limited programs):  May 1

    Admissions are rolling. Please allow 3-4 weeks to process your application.

    Deadlines may vary according to program. Please check your desired major's department website for more details.