International Graduate Student Admissions

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.
    NOTE: American citizens, regardless of where you live, must submit your 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 three-year bachelor's degree: Learn about FDU's Bridge Programs.
  3. Submit a TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-A score.
  4. Submit a GRE or GMAT or NCLES score if required by the program:
    • Either the GMAT or GRE is required for:
      • All MBA programs
      • MS in Accounting
      • MS in Supply Chain Management
      • MS in Taxation
    • The GRE is required for most other Graduate majors.
    • Neither the GMAT nor GRE is required for:
      • MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
      • MA in Communications
      • MA in Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language (TESL/TEFL)
      • MS in Hospitality Management
      • MPA Public Administration
    • Majors that are not available full-time. F-1 and J-1 students may not apply:
      • MA in Student Services Administration
      • MS in Homeland Security
      • MS in Service Innovation and Leadership
      • MFA in Creative Writing
      • MAS Administrative Science
      • MS in Sports Administration
    • NCLEX and proof of a valid New Jersey nursing license are required for all applicants to the M.S. in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs.
  5. Submit a Statement of Purpose (if required by the program).
  6. Submit a resume or CV detailing all professional and academic activities undertaken during and after graduation through the present (if required by the program).
  7. Submit two letters of recommendation from academic or professional references.
    • Certain programs require three letters of recommendation. Please check your desired major's department website for confirmation.
  8. Submit a copy of your passport.
  9. Submit a 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.
    • Financial documents must be dated after February 1 for fall applicants or August 1 for spring applicants.
    • Solvency certificates are not acceptable.

Document submission:

Documents and test scores must be uploaded through our online application and/or mailed to our office.

FDU reserves the right to request submission of official documents via post as necessary.

Admitted students who plan to attend FDU must submit official test scores directly to FDU from the testing agency and send official academic records in sealed envelopes before arrival on campus. Students will not be allowed to register for classes until official documents have been received.

If you only have one copy of your transcript, do NOT mail it to us; bring the documents in-person before the semester starts (we will make photocopies and return the originals to you).

Contact Information

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


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 webpages for more details.