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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.
  • The Peter. J. Tobin College of Business checklist
  • The School of Education checklist
  • 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.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.S. School Psychology, Psy.D. School Psychology, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology
  • Lab or term paper
    • M.A. 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 upload directly to your Student Online Portal.
  • PLEASE NOTE: We do not recommend mailing or faxing documents at this time. We ask that all students upload documents via their Student Online Portal.

    • Graduate Admission Processing Service Center
      St John's University
      Office of Graduate Admission
      8000 Utopia Parkway
      106 Newman Hall
      Queens, NY 11439


  • 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. The foreign transcript evaluation must include a detailed course-by-course comparison, including the U.S. degree equivalency and U.S. grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale.
    • For expedited foreign transcript evaluation service at a discounted rate you may complete a SpanTran Foreign Transcript Evaluation Application Form
    • Students applying to The Peter J. Tobin College of Business must submit a course-by-course evaluation from a NACES member.

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Duolingo: International students must earn satisfactory TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo exam scores and supply official scores directly to the Office of Graduate Admission. School official testing code is 2799.
  • 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.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Possible GRE/GMAT waiver for Spring 2021 for The Peter. J. Tobin College of Business School. Contact admission for more information

The Following Programs Require the GRE: 

Biological and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, MS
(General and Subject: Biochemistry, Chemistry, or Cell and Molecular Biology)

Educational Administration and Supervision, EdD

Gifted Education, Adv Crt

Instructional Leadership, Adv Crt

Instructional Leadership, EdD

Literacy, PhD

Pharmacy and Health Sciences Programs, All**

School Building Leader, Adv Crt

School Building Leader, MSEd

School District Leader, Adv Crt

School Building Leader/School District Leader, Adv Crt

*Non-Psychology majors must take both the General and Subject GRE for the Psychology programs. 

**The Physician Assistant MS program does not require the GRE.

The Following Programs Require the GRE or the MAT or the PRAXIS Core

Adolescent Education, MSEd

Bilingual Education, Adv Crt

Childhood Education, MSEd

Early Childhood Education, MSEd

Early Childhood and Special Education, MSEd

Literacy, MSEd

Literacy, Adv Crt

Middle School Education, Adv Crt

Special Education, MSEd

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, MSEd

*For MBA applicants requesting a GMAT/GRE waiver please submit the online application, all transcripts, and resume. International Students should also submit the foreign credit evaluation and TOEFL/IELTS scores.  Once complete, please email [email protected] to request waiver consideration.

*MS applicants may be eligible for a GMAT/GRE waiver with a cumulative 3.25 GPA or higher.  Please follow the above instructions to request a test

Evidence that conditions or requirements specific to the school, division or program have been met.

Supporting documentation for your Graduate application can be uploaded directly through our Online Application. If necessary, documents can also be submitted to the following addresses:

Graduate Admission Processing Service Center
St John's University
Office of Graduate Admission 
8000 Utopia Parkway
106 Newman Hall
Queens, NY 11439


Note: UPS and Fed Ex will not deliver materials to the Processing Center’s PO Box.


If you are an international student applying to St. John's, please send application materials to the following address:

International Graduate Admission
St. John’s University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Newman Hall, Room 106
Queens, NY 11439

We invite you to apply online, request an application or contact our Offices of Graduate Admission directly. 

Once again, thank you for your interest in graduate study at St. John's. We look forward to receiving your application.