For Graduate Certificate Programs

Admission Criteria

To be considered for a Graduate Certificate program at NJIT, you must have completed a four-year undergraduate program accredited in the United States or its equivalent and demonstrate superior academic achievement in an appropriate discipline.

We look for students who placed in the top half of their graduating class and department, with a cumulative GPA no lower than 2.8 on a 4.0 scale. Individual departments may impose more stringent requirements and, therefore, may impose bridge course requirements or even GRE/GMAT scores prior to admission to prove eligibility.

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) may be asked of international applicants not holding a degree from a United States post-secondary institution.  The minimum score required is 79 for the Internet-based TOEFL exam, 213 for the computer-based TOEFL exam, or 550 for the paper-based TOEFL exam.  A minimum score of 6.5 with no sub-score lower than 6.0 is required for the IELTS exam.

International applicants may not acquire a F-1 visa (full-time) by pursuing a Graduate Certificate, as the program is inherently part-time. They may, however, complete the program entirely online.

Application Checklist

  • Application for admission
  • $75 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official transcripts and proof of degree completion from all colleges and universities attended
  • Resume
  • Upon request: Official GRE/TOEFL results (All test results must be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admission from ETS using code 2513.)
  • Photocopy of visa or permanent-resident card (for non-U.S. citizens residing in the United States only)