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How Do I Apply to The School of Education Graduate Programs?

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Access online video presentation here to learn more about The School of Education application guidelines, overview of programs, faculty and current student interview!

Spring Deadline: January 5 (Passed)

Fall Deadline: August 17

Counseling MSEd Deadline: April 1

  1. Submit Application
    • Credit Card or Check ($70 USD)
  2. Statement of Goals (300-350 Words)
  3. Satisfactory Grade Point Average (3.0 - 3.5 depending on program)
  4. Official Transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended
  5. Copy of Certification (If you presently possess New York State Initial or Professional Teaching Certification)
  6. In accordance with NYSED mandates a graduate admissions exam is required for all candidates commencing studies July 2016.  Therefore, students applying to graduate level teacher and educational leadership programs at St. John’s must submit the results from one of the following:
    • Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
    • Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
    • PRAXIS CORE (only Math and Reading portions)    
    • Campus Codes for  the GRE and MAT are:
      Queens Campus Code: 2799
      Staten Island Code: 2845
    • Campus Codes for the Praxis Core are:
      Queens Campus Code: 2800
      Staten Island Code: 2845

      ** This mandate is NOT applicable to those applying to Counseling majors.  As of December 13, 2017, those applying for an advanced certificate program who are in-service teachers and hold a first master's degree do not require the GRE nor do those applying for a second master's in education.
      *** For Ed.D programs, you can only submit the GRE
      **** For the Ph.D. Literacy program, it must be the GRE or MAT  
  7. Resume for Ph.D. in Literacy
  8. Letters of Recommendation for Counseling majors and Scholarship applicants

Additional Requirements for International Students: 

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

  1. Application Deadline - 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 provided.
  2. 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 more information about this test contact TOEFL/TSE Services, Educational Testing Service, Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151; or call 609-771-7100.
  3. 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. Information regarding this test is given at the International Student Orientation Day prior to the start of each semester.
  4. 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 certified English translations.

Mail transcripts to the following address:

St. John’s University
Officie of Graduate Admission
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
[email protected]

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

*Includes Long Island Graduate Center and Manhattan Applications