How to Apply

Individuals seeking admission to a graduate program at NJIT must submit an application and all required documentation to the Office of Graduate Admission for review. Admission decisions are coordinated between the Office of Graduate Admission and a designated graduate advisor within a given academic department or program. All applicants must possess a four-year baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution in the United States or the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree from a non-U.S. institution. Additional requirements are as follows:

Master’s Degree

In addition to completing an undergraduate degree program, applicants are expected to have achieved a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.8 on a 4.0 scale. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (general test) is required for applicants to the following master’s degree programs: Applied Physics,Architecture, Biology, and Infrastructure Planning. The GraduateManagement Admissions Test (GMAT) is required for all individuals applying for admission to master’s degree programs in the School of Management ( letter of recommendation is required.

Doctor of Philosophy

Applicants are required to have earned a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. The GRE is required for admission to all doctoral programs ( Three letters of recommendation are required. Recommendations from faculty are preferred; however, applicants with substantial work experience may provide letters of recommendation from their employer(s).

International Students

All applicants who do not hold a degree from a post-secondary institution within the United States and/or who are neither a citizen of the United States nor a U.S. Permanent Resident (green card holder) must submit either the Test of English as a Foreign  Language (TOEFL) results ( or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) results ( A minimum score of 79 (Internet-based TOEFL), 550 (paper-based TOEFL) or 213 (computer-based TOEFL), or 6.5 (IELTS) is required for all international applicants. The GRE (general test) is also required for all international applicants who possess an earned degree from a non-U.S. institution.