Graduate Admissions Requirement Chart

Department specific requirements for graduate admissions at Caldwell University

GRADUATE APPLICATION DEADLINES:

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

  • The application deadline for the Ph.D. in ABA program is January 15 and applications are considered for the fall semester only.
  • The application deadlines for the M.A. in ABA and the Post-Master’s in ABA are:
  • April 1– Summer • June 1 – Fall • December 1 – Spring

Counseling Programs

  • The application deadlines for the M.A. Counseling programs are:
  • April 1– Summer • June 1 – Fall • December 1 – Spring

Educational Administration

  • The application deadline for the M.A. in Educational Administration, Off-Campus Leadership Program (OCLD) is June 1.
  • The application deadline for the Ph.D./Ed.D. in Educational Leadership is May 1 and the university only accepts applicants for the fall semester.

Our rolling admissions policy allows a student to apply to other graduate programs throughout the year without a formal deadline. New students are typically allowed to begin their studies during the Fall, Spring, or Summer terms. All required admission documents should be sent to Caldwell University, Office of Graduate Studies, 120 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell, NJ 07006.

All applications for graduate admission require a completed application form, fee, and official transcripts (fee waived for Caldwell University alumni). International applicants must submit TOEFL scores and approved transcript evaluation. See separate list for writing sample requirements for each program.

Minimum GPA Undergraduate Prerequisite
(if Yes, # Required)
Certification Required Related Experience Letters of Recommendation Test Scores Required 1 Interview Required
Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis 3.6 No Yes 9 Yes Three GRE or MAT Yes
M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis 3.3 No No No Two GRE or MAT1 Yes
Post-Master in Applied Behavior Analysis 3.3 No No No Two No Yes
M.B.A. – General and all Concentrations (excluding Accounting) 2.75 Yes, 7  6 No No Two No No
M.B.A. – Concentration in Accounting 2.75 Yes, 10 7 No No Two No No
M.S. in Accounting 2.75 Yes, 10 7 No No Two No No
Ed.D./Ph.D. in Educational Leadership 3.6 No Yes13 Min. 3 years14 Two GRE or MAT Yes
M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction 3.0 No Yes Yes Two No Yes
M.A. in Educational Administration (on campus and online) 3.0 No Yes Min. 3 years Two No Yes
M.A. in Educational Administration – (OCLD)2 3.0 No Yes Min. 3 years One, Plus One Additional Form 3 No Yes
M.A. in Literacy Instruction 3.0 No Yes Yes Two No Yes
M.A. in Special Education with TOSD 3.0 Yes Yes No Two No Yes
M.A. in Special Education for Individuals Holding a TOSD Endorsement 3.0 Yes Yes No Two No Yes
M.A. in Special Education with LDT-C 3.0 Yes Yes Min. 3 years Two No Yes
Post-Mater ESL Certification 3.0 No 12 Yes No Two No Yes
Post Master LDT-C Certification 3.0 Yes Yes Min. 3 years Two No Yes
Post-Master Reading Specialist Certification 3.0 No Yes Min. 2 years Two No Yes
Post-Master Superintendent Certification 3.0 No Yes Min. 5 years One No Yes
Post-Master Principal Certification (on campus and online) 3.0 No Yes Min. 5 years No No No
Post-Master Supervisor Certification (on campus and online) 3.0 No Yes Min. 3 years No No No
Special Education Certification 3.0 No Yes No Two No Yes
Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification 3.0 Yes, 3 4 No No Two Yes 5 Yes
M.A. in Counseling, Mental Health Counseling/Art Therapy Specialization 3.2 Yes, 11 8 No No Two No Yes
M.A. in Counseling with Mental Health Counseling Specialization 3.2 Yes, 5 10 No No Two No Yes
M.A. in Counseling with School Counseling Specialization 3.2 Yes, 5 11 No No Two No Yes
Post-Graduate M.A. in Art Therapy 3.0 Yes, 1015 No No One No Yes
Post-Master Director of School Counseling 3.0 No Yes Min. 3 years One No Yes
Post-Master Professional Counselor Licensing 3.0 No No No One No Yes
Post-Master School Counselor Specialization 3.0 Yes, 5 11 No No One No Yes

1 Test is waived for MA applicants who have a completed master’s degree at an accredited institution; are transitioning from an approved Caldwell University post-baccalaureate program; or are enrolled in a combined (bachelor’s/ master’s) degree program.

2 See Web site or Graduate Catalog for further information on OCLD admission policy. Application deadline is June 1.

3 Letter of Permission from superintendent of schools of district or diocese and signed consent of a certified principal as administrator-mentor.

4 New Jersey requires nine undergraduate credits in behavioral science prior to student teaching: child psychology, either prenatal and infant psychology (elementary certification) or adolescent psychology (secondary certification); and one sociology course (sociology of either poverty, racial and cultural groups, education, gender, contemporary social problems, or urban issues).

It is highly recommended that the Praxis exam is passed prior  to admission. A  passing score on the Praxis exam is required by the State of New jersey for certification.  Students must pass this exam in their first semester (two courses) of the program.  Students will  not be allowed  to take additional  courses until Praxis scores have been submitted to the Office  of Field Placement.

6 Accounting I and II, Management, Economics I and II, Marketing, Statistics.

7Accounting I and II, Intermediate Accounting I and II, Cost Accounting (or an acceptable advanced accounting course), Economics I and II, Management, Marketing, Statistics.

15 credits in Psychology including Psychological Statistics, Experimental Psychology, Psychopathology, Human Development and either General Psychology OR Personality Theory with at least a B in each. 18 credits in studio art including  drawing,   painting,  and three-dimensional work  with  at  least a B in each. Art  portfolio of 10-15 pieces, slides, or digital  copies evidencing proficiency in different media.

 9 M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis, M.A. in Psychology, M.A. in Special Education, or a related field (e.g., speech pathology, social work) and have earned BCBA® certification (or be eligible for BCBA® certification).

10 Bachelor’s-level   coursework  in  psychology,   accruing   at  least  15  credits, including Psychological     Statistics,     Experimental      Psychology,     and Psychopathology,  and  two from among  the following:   General  Psychology, Personality Theory, Human Development (Child,  Adolescent, or Adult Development) with an earned grade of at least a B in each.

11 Bachelor or masters level course work in psychology,  education, or a closely related field and successful completion of a statistics course.

12 Prior to  completion  of  this  program,  students must pass a  state-approved examination   of   knowledge,   Written    Proficiency   Test  (WPT)  with   Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI). Fees are set to the testing institutions.

13 M.A. in Education or a  related field  (e.g., Curriculum  &  Instruction, Special Education, Higher  Education) and  have career experience  and  licensure or certifications for their specific strand of concentration.

14 A copy of applicant’s resume.

15 M.A. in Counseling or a closely related field, demonstrating a 3.0  cumulative GPA or better. 18 credits in studio art, to include at least one class in drawing, painting,  and three dimensional work.  12 graduate or undergraduate credits in  counseling  or  psychology,  to  include  General   Psychology,  Personality Theory, Human Development, and  Psychopathology.  Art  portfolio  of 10-15 pieces, slides, or digital  copies evidencing proficiency  in different media.


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