Requirements for Graduate Applicants

1. Completed School of Education Graduate Application

2. Nonrefundable application fee of $70 payable to St. John’s University

  • Check
  • Money Order
  • Credit Card

3. Statement of Goals

4. Satisfactory Grade Point Average (3.0 – 3.5 depending on program)

5. Official Transcripts from the Colleges and Universities attended showing conferral of degree

6. Copy of Certification (If you presently possess New York State Initial or Professional Teaching Certification)

7. 2 Letters of Recommendation

  • ONLY for Counseling Programs, Ph.D. in Literacy or Scholarships

8. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores for Ed.D.

  • Queens Campus Code is 2799 and Staten Island Code is 2845

9. Resume for Ph.D. in Literacy

10. Miller Analogies Test (MAT) OR Graduate Record Examination (GRES) Scores for Ph.D. in Literacy

  • GRE OR MAT Scores may be submitted
  • Queens Campus Code is 2799 and Staten Island Code is 2845


The School of Education (non counseling programs)
Spring Semester - January 5  
Summer Semester - May 15    
Fall Semester - August 17    

The School of Education (counseling programs)
Spring Semester - November 1    
Fall Semester - March 1    

International Students Requirements

All of the above PLUS

  1. TOEFL or IELTS Scores –contact OR
  1. English as a Second Language – All international applicants must take a University sponsored English placement examination prior to the start of their academic studies as St. John’s Students requiring additional English language support are considered for the University’s full-time Intensive English Program (IEP) or part-time English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. For more information, please contact International Student and Scholar Services at or at 718-990-6083
  1. International Transcript Evaluation if you plan to become certified to teach in New York –If you wish to be certified in New York to teach, you must submit an international transcript evaluation. Please go to: for additional information. If you do not wish to be certified to teach in NY, you do not need to submit this.

Mail supplemental materials to the following address:

St. John’s University
Graduate Division of The School of Education
Official of Graduate Admissions
Processing Service Center
P.O. Box 811
Randolph, MA 02368

For Further Information: Offices of Graduate Admissions

Queens Campus* Staten Island Campus

8000 Utopia Parkway
Sullivan Hall, 5th Floor
Queens, NY 11439
Phone: 718-990-2304  
Fax: 718-990-2343

300 Howard Avenue
DaSilva Academic Center, Room 207
Staten Island, NY 10301
Phone: 718-390-4577
Fax: 718-390-4098

*Includes Oakdale and Manhattan Applications