Graduate Admissions Application Requirements

Deadlines for completed Application & Supporting Materials

Counseling MajorsAll Other Program Majors
Spring semester - November 1
Fall/Summer semester - April 1
Spring semester - January 5
Summer semester - May 15 
Fall semester - August 17

Requirements for Graduate Applicants

  • Completed School of Education Graduate Application
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $70 payable to St. John’s University
    • Check
    • Money Order
    • Credit Card
  • Statement of Goals
  • Satisfactory Grade Point Average (3.0 - 3.5 depending on program)
  • Official Transcripts from the Colleges and Universities attended
  • Copy of Certification (If you presently possess New York State Initial or Professional Teaching Certification)
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
    • ONLY for Counseling Programs 
    • All Graduate Scholarships
  • Ed.D. Programs
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Combined score of 300 or above*
    • Faculty interview
    • Queens Campus Code is 2799 and Staten Island Code is 2845
  • Ph.D. in Literacy Program
    • Resume
    • Faculty interview
    • GRE (Analytical Writing only, score of 3.5 or above) or MAT (score of 50th percentile or above) are required*
    • Queens Campus Code is 2799

Additional Requirements for International Students

All international students must follow the requirement for graduate applicants outlines above. In addition, international students must also note the following:

  • Application Deadlines - All students living outside the United States who require a student visa must provide completed applications (including all supporting materials) by June 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester. However, applicants must first adhere to any specific deadlines for their intended program of study as noted in the Graduate Bulletin.
  • TOEFL Examination - Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not attended a post secondary institution in which English is the language of instruction must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and have official results sent directly to St. John’s University. Queens Campus Code is 2799 and the Staten Island Code is 2845.
    • For information about this test, contact TOEFL/TSE Services, Educational 
    • Testing Service, Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151; or call 609-771-7100
  • English as a Second Language - All international applicants must take a University sponsored English placement examination prior to the start of their academic studies. 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. Information regarding this test is given at the International Student Orientation Day prior to the start of each semester. 
  • Foreign Academic Records - Undergraduate transcripts/mark sheets for all years of study, including degree conferral (diploma), are required. All records must be original or copies of the original certified by an official of the school issuing that record. All documents in languages other than English must be accompanied by official English translations. 

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

Offices of Graduate Admissions

Queens Campus*     Staten Island Campus

8000 Utopia Parkway
Sullivan Hall, Room G9
Queens, NY 11439
Phone: 718-990-2304  
Fax: 718-990-2343

300 Howard Avenue
DaSilva Academic Center, Room 349
Staten Island, NY 10301
Phone: 718-390-4577
Fax: 718-390-4098

*Includes Oakdale and Manhattan Applications