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 March 1 and the College only accepts applicants for the fall semester.
- 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 MAT||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||Yes11||Min. 3 years12||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)||3.0||No||Yes||Min. 3 years||Two||No||Yes|
|M.A. in Educational Administration (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 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|
|Post-Master ESL Certification||3.0||No 10||Yes||Yes||Two||No||Yes|
|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, 10 8||No||No||Two||No||Yes|
|M.A. in Counseling with Mental Health Counseling Specialization||3.2||Yes, 5 8||No||No||Two||No||Yes|
|M.A. in Counseling with School Counseling Specialization||3.2||Yes, 5 8||No||No||Two||No||Yes|
|Post-Graduate M.A. in Art Therapy||3.0||Yes, 9 8||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 8||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 A passing score on the appropriate PRAXIS exam is required for full admission and New Jersey Certification.
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 General Psychology, Theories of Personality, Abnormal Psychology (Psychopathology), Statistics, and Experimental Psychology; M.A. with Art Therapy Specialization and Post-Master Art Therapy also require Developmental Psychology, an additional 18 credits in studio art (including at least one course in drawing, painting, and three dimensional work), and a portfolio of 10-12 pieces, slides or digital copies.
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 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 by the testing institutions.
11 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.
12 A copy of applicant’s resume.