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 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 • July 1 – Fall • December 1 – Spring

Counseling Programs

  • The application deadlines for the M.A. Counseling programs are:
  • April 1– Summer • July 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.

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 10 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 GMAT 7 No
M.B.A. – Concentration in Accounting 2.75 Yes, 10 8 No No Two GMAT 7 No
M.S. in Accounting 2.75 Yes, 10 8 No No Two GMAT 7 No
Post-Baccalaureate Business Certificates 2.75 No 11 No No One No No
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 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 12 Yes Yes Two No Yes
Post-Baccalaureate 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 9 No No Two No Yes
M.A. in Counseling with Mental Health Counseling Specialization 3.2 Yes, 5 9 No No Two No Yes
M.A. in Counseling with School Counseling Specialization 3.2 Yes, 5 9 No No Two No Yes
Post-Graduate M.A. in Art Therapy 3.0 Yes, 9 9 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 9 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: 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.

7 GMAT formula score of 1,000 or above (200 x GPA + GMAT score); GMAT may be waived for applicants with a minimum of eight years business experience.

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

9 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.

10 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).

11 Prerequisite business courses required only for Accounting Certification: Accounting I and II, and one additional upper level accounting 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 by the testing institutions.


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