Apply for Graduate Admission

USA graduate applicants applying online

Instructions on this page are for U.S. applicants for graduate studies. See links below for applications for international applicants and for applications to FDU's Vancouver Campus in Canada.

Apply online, for graduate study

USA graduate applicants applying by mail or fax

  1. Print and read through the Graduate Application Instructions (PDF).
  2. Download, complete and submit the Graduate Application writable PDF. If applicable, please use the below forms:
  3. Prepare for submission either by fax or mail, keeping one complete copy for yourself: the completed application, $50 non-refundable application fee made payable to Fairleigh Dickinson University, and supporting documents outlined below.
  4. Submit documents to the Graduate Admissions Office at the appropriate campus (See Campus Information below).

For questions or more information, please contact us via email at, or call 800-338-8803.

Readmission and visiting students

Readmission and visiting students must complete and submit the appropriate application form below.

  • The Application for Readmission (PDF) form is for matriculated students who interrupt their studies for one or more semesters, without requesting a leave of absence in writing. No application fee is required. Readmitted students will be governed by the Graduate Studies Bulletin for the academic year of readmission and will be subject to the current admission requirements.
  • The Visiting College Student Application (PDF) form is for students enrolled at another college or university and, with permission from their current university, plan to take classes at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Admissions status

If you need assistance in determining the admissions status appropriate for you (e.g., matriculant, non-matriculant, non-degree or auditor), please refer to the graduate admissions status terms or call the Graduate Admissions Office at the appropriate campus (See the Campus Information chart below.)

Customized applications

Some of our graduate degrees require a customized application form. Application instructions and forms for these degrees are available below:

Non-USA applicants

Supporting information for graduate admissions


Applicants are responsible for submitting official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended. Note: An official transcript is one which has been signed by the registrar, carries the school seal and has been sent directly from the school to the Graduate Admissions Office. All credentials become the property of the University and cannot be returned to the applicant. Foreign educational credentials must be submitted with a certified English translation and may require evaluation by a University approved agency.

Graduate entrance examinations

Required entrance examinations should be taken far enough in advance of your anticipated enrollment date so that the scores can be received and evaluated prior to the beginning of the semester. Official test scores for all entrance examinations must be sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Office at the appropriate campus. Please be sure to use the correct campus code number. Information on the various examination programs can be obtained from the Graduate Admissions Office or by contacting the appropriate testing service.

  • Educational Testing Service (ETS) for
    • GRE (Graduate Record Examination)
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
    • PRAXIS (Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers)
  • The Graduate Management Admissions Council for GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test)
  • Pearson for MAT (Miller Analogies Test)

Campus codes

Entrance Exams

Florham Campus

Metro Campus, online,
and all off-campus sites







GMAT-MS Accounting



GMAT-MS Supply Chain Management










Letters of recommendation

Letters of recommendation are required for most graduate degree programs. Please check the requirements specific to your intended field of study in the Graduate Studies Bulletin. Send all letters of recommendation to the Graduate Admissions Office at the appropriate campus (See the Campus Information chart below.)


Personal interviews are not generally required but may be requested as part of the admissions process. Students must check the specific admissions requirements for the program in which they are interested.

Students whose native language is not English

All applicants whose native language is not English, and have not earned a degree at an English-speaking college or university, are required to sit for the TOEFL or IELTS Examination. The minimum required TOEFL score is 550 for the paper-based test, 213 for the computer-based test and 79 on the Internet-based test. The ELS Language Center Certificate of completion of the Intensive English Language Program (Level 112) is accepted in lieu of TOEFL or IELTS. If you require English Language proficiency training, please visit the ELS website at or write to

Graduate scholarships, grants, assistantships, fellowships, and internships

Graduate scholarships, grants, assistantships, fellowships and internships are available, and are awarded to part-time and full-time graduate students on a competitive basis. Please contact the appropriate academic school or department for details.

Financial assistance and payment plans

A variety of student loan programs are available for graduate students who are attending the University on a matriculating or non-matriculating basis. For information, please call the Office of Financial Aid. The University also participates in corporate reimbursement programs and offers a deferred payment plan for students whose companies reimburse them for their educational expenses. Installment payment plans are also available to assist graduate students in meeting their educational expenses. For information, please call the Office of Enrollment Services.

Campus contact information

FDU office Florham Campus Metro Campus, online, and all off-campus sites
Graduate Admissions

Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Ave, M-RI0-01
Madison, NJ 07940
973-443-8088 fax

Fairleigh Dickinson University
1000 River Rd, T-KB1-01
Teaneck, NJ 07666
201-692-2560 fax

Financial Aid 973-443-8700 201-692-2363
Enrollment Services 973-443-8600 201-692-2214