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Application Checklist

Make sure you have everything ready and on time with our Application Checklist for St. John’s University.

Check It Off!

With a “Rolling Admission” policy, we process and notify prospective students as the applications are received. Choose your application type below for a checklist that will help you “check it off” your to-do list.


  • Complete and submit the online application.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation from instructors in the proposed area of specialization or other qualified individuals as designated by the school, division, or program to which the candidate is applying. Requirements may differ for some programs.
  • Personal statement describing your reason for pursuing graduate study and leadership objectives in 300 to 350 words. Your statement of goals should briefly, but meaningfully, introduce yourself and describe what you hope to achieve by earning a graduate degree at St. John's. For example, applicants may address such topics as why they chose St. John's, what professional steps they plan to take after earning their degree, and the way that they can contribute to the graduate community if accepted.
  • Three letters of recommendation from the following programs:
    • Audiology, Speech Pathology, Ph.D. Biology, M.A. English, Ph.D. English (2 must be academic), Ph.D. History, M.A. General Psychology, M.S. School Psychology, M.S. Pharmacy Administration, Ph.D. Pharmaceutical Sciences, M.PH. Public Health
  • Three to five letters of recommendation for the following programs:
    • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology and Psy.D. School Psychology
  • Lab and term paper for the following programs:
    • M.A. Psychology, M.S. School Psychology, Psy.D. School Psychology, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology
  • Writing sample for the following programs:
    • M.A. English, Ph.D. English, Ph.D. History
  • If you need to upload supporting documents after submission (such as final college transcripts and grades), please email them to (along with contact information and XID#) or mail them to:
    • Graduate Admission Processing Service Center
      St. John’s University
      P.O. Box 811
      Randolph, MA 02368-0811


  • Evidence of baccalaureate degree from accredited college or university, including official transcripts from each institution attended.
  • For international students who submit official college transcripts with English Translation:
    • Transcripts from international universities need to be accompanied by an evaluation from a NACES ( accredited evaluation source.
    • For evaluation service at a discounted rate, visit St. John's partner IFCS ( using code DISNY. Download a PDF of the IFCS credential evaluation application.
    • Students applying to The Peter J. Tobin College of Business must submit a course by course evaluation from a NACES member or  AEQUO.  Students applying to programs in Accounting or Taxation must have their evaluation completed by AEQUO.


  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE): Applicants must earn satisfactory GRE General Exam scores and supply official GRE scores directly from ETS to the Office of Graduate Admission. School official testing code is 2799.


  • If you have additional questions, review our FAQ page or contact us at or 7180990-1601.