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Welcome to Graduate Admission at The School of Education. On this page you will find detailed information regarding the online application process. After you submit an application for a graduate program, be sure to consult the following scholarship links offered exclusively for students at The School of Education. The links are found on this page below.

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

1. Go to http://grad.stjohns.edu/apply

2. Submit Application

  • Credit Card or Check ($70 USD non-refundable)

3. Personal Statement of Goals (300-350 Words) *Except for Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, which requires two essays (Please see below.)

Remaining Application Requirements:

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

7. GRE is required only for the PhD in Literacy and the PhD in Curriculum Instruction

8. Resume and letters of recommendation requirement varies by program, please view your application checklist or contact [email protected] for specific requirements.

Letters of Recommendation:

(2) for Counseling majors, (3) for Ph.D. C&I applicants, and (number varies) Scholarship applicants.

Essay Prompts Below Are Instructions For Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction Students ONLY:

Please complete the following essay prompts for your application.  Each should be two pages, double spaced.  The document can be uploaded on the student status page of the application once you submit the application.

Essay Prompts:

Admissions Essay #1 (Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction Applicants): Select one line, sentence, or phrase from our mission statement (below) and write your response to it.

The Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction is a journey of profound personal and professional discovery. The program is individualized to Ph.D. candidates, responsive to communities, built upon the philosophy that students are agents of their own learning, and committed to fostering a symbiotic relationship between research and community. This Ph.D. program distinguishes itself by a commitment to scholarship that is devoted to critical issues related to teaching and learning. Candidates will develop collaborative explorations and employ multiple research and disciplinary lenses to understand and address local and global educational needs by working with and for the people and communities studied. 

Admissions Essay #2 (Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction Applicants) Tell us a story about a specific turning point in any stage of your life that illustrates your perspective on learning.

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.

For Further Information: Office of Graduate Admission

8000 Utopia Parkway
Sullivan Hall, 5th Floor
Queens, NY 11439
Phone: 718-990-1601
Fax: 718-990-2343
[email protected]