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
- The application deadlines for the M.A. Counseling programs are:
- April 1– Summer • June 1 – Fall • December 1 – Spring
- 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).
5 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.
8 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.