Deadlines for Applying
- 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
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.
*All application forms can be downloaded from Important Documents*
Completed FDU International Student Application (free!)
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, backlogs, and retakes are required.
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.
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
Two (2) letters of recommendation from academic or professional references
Completed FDU Scholarship Application Form (if applicable)
Passport copy (name/photo page)
Applicants who only have one name appearing on their passport should read our Immigration Information.
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
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 FundsV.com:
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:
- PhD in Clinical Psych
- PsyD in School Psych
- Pharm D. in Pharmacy
- MFA in Creative Writing
- Master of Science in Homeland Security (MSHS)
- Executive MBA (EMBA) in Management
- Executive MBA (EMBA) for Health Sector Management
Other Graduate Information
For applicants with a 3-year bachelor's degree: FDU offers Bridge Programs for MBA, MS in Computer Science, and MS in Management Information Systems.
Applicants who aren't interested in the Bridge program must complete a first year of a Master's or post-graduate degree program from an accredited institution before applying to any Master's program at FDU.
Visit the Important Documents page for a complete list of application forms, FAQ's, profiles, and majors (also available in Chinese); read more our graduate programs through our online index of Graduate Academic Degrees or search the PDF version of our Graduate Course Bulletin.
Learn more about some of our popular graduate programs in engineering and business:
Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering
MS Computer Science
MS Management Information Systems (MIS)
MS Electrical Engineering
MS Computer Engineering
Silberman College of Business
Applicants interested in the MS Nursing (MSN) program must have completed a 4-year BSN (a WES evaluation is required for any non-U.S. degrees), have a valid NJ nursing license, and 1+ year of clinical experience for all practitioner programs.
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