Graduate Admissions Process

Now accepting summer applications for participating graduate programs!

The Office of Graduate Studies is here to assist you through the graduate admissions process. Because this process may be challenging to some, please review the answers to Frequently Asked Questions


Prepare and Submit your Online Application

Once you are ready to apply, you must:

Prospective graduate students must create a Discover Stockton Account to access the electronic application.  It is important that you use an e-mail account that you check frequently.  Failure to do so could result in a missed opportunity as we will send pertinent correspondence to that e-mail address.

If you have already created a Discover Stockton Account, you can click here. It is through this account that you will be able to check your application status and register for upcoming graduate events.

  • Recent Stockton graduates who qualify for Direct Entry into a Stockton graduate program have a streamlined application process. Please visit the Direct Entry website for more information.
  • International Applicants have additional application requirements. Please visit the International Graduate Student Admission page for more information.

After starting your online application, you must follow the checklist to ensure that you have entered all of the necessary and required information to complete the application. While applying, you have the option of saving the information you entered and coming back later to finish. Only completed applications will be considered and reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

You may pay the non-refundable $50 application fee conveniently online or pay by check/money order (Supplemental CAS applicants must pay the fee online only).  

After you submit your application, you will need to upload the required supplemental items as required by your program (e.g. resume, teaching certificate, or program forms).
Enter the contact information including the email addresses for each of your recommenders. The information entered will automate an email request for your letter of recommendation to be submitted. For recommendations not submitted electronically, download the Paper Recommendation Form and provide those to your recommenders.
For non-CAS applications, submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (including Stockton's) directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:
  • By mail:
    Office of Graduate Admissions, Suite F-101
    101 Vera King Farris Drive
    Galloway, NJ 08205-9441
  • Electronically:
    gradschool@stockton.edu
You can monitor the status of your application via your Discover Stockton Account.

What's Next?

Once your application has been reviewed by the Admissions Committee, our Office will mail you your decision letter approximately 6 weeks after completion of your application EXCEPT for the programs listed below.  There are instances in which a possible delay could occur in the admissions notification process especially in graduate programs that utilize a waitlist. If you did not receive your decision letter beyond the expected timeframe, please e-mail gradschool@stockton.edu to inquire about your decision status.  In the e-mail please confirm your mailing address so that our team can review where your letter was mailed.

  • Applicants for the DPT program will be notified by January 15, 2018.
  • Applicants for the MSOT program will be notified by March 1, 2018.
  • Applicants for the MSCD and MSW programs will be notified by April 15, 2018.
  • Applicants for the MSN program will be notified approximately 8 weeks after the application deadline.

Accept Your Offer: If you have been admitted to one of our graduate programs, we need you to confirm that you will be attending by paying the mandatory non-refundable acceptance deposit to reserve your place in the incoming class. This deposit will be applied to your tuition.  Please reference your admission letter for the deposit amount and due date. To make this payment, please log in to your goStockton Portal to pay the acceptance fee by Online electronic check, online credit card, or mail in a check or money order made payable to Stockton University along with the required deposit form to our Office.

Decline Your Offer: If you do not wish to come to Stockton or cannot begin in the semester in which you were admitted, please decline your offer by filling out the yellow deposit form provided in your acceptance packet or by e-mailing gradschool@stockton.edu.

If Waitlisted:  If you have been placed on a waitlist, that means that you are a qualified candidate but there are more qualified applicants in the application pool than there are spaces available in your program. Students placed on a waitlist must fill out the waitlist form provided in the decision packet.  On this form, you must indicate if you would like to remain on the waitlist until a spot in the program becomes available or if you would like to remove your name from the waitlist. This form must be uploaded to your supplemental items list in your Discover Stockton Account as failing to do so will result in us removing your name from the waitlist. For resources or waitlist strategies, please the Princeton Review's "What to Do When You're on the Waitlist". 

On-Campus Housing- Students reside on-campus in two distinctive residential areas- the apartment complexes and the residence halls. All housing facilities are wired for computer access and are completely furnished. Housing spaces are assigned on "first come, first served" basis depending upon when your housing application and accompanying housing deposit are received. A housing application and additional information can be found on your goStockton "Welcome" tab.

Off-Campus Housing- Through Stockton Affiliated Services, Inc. (SASI) Stockton University offers Housing for our Graduate Students. A limited number of Graduate Students can be accommodated in off-campus houses. To schedule an appointment to see a house, please contact: Joan Fortune, Operations Manager, at Joan.Fortune@stockton.edu

If accepted, you will be invited to the Mandatory New Graduate Student Orientation and Precepting Event where you will register. No registration will take place before the orientation. Accepted students must pay the non-refundable acceptance deposit, submit proof of immunizations (if applicable) and/or other final documents (e.g. transcripts, certifications, and financial forms).

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Visit the Campus:
Walk the path of a future Stockton student! For more information click here. To RSVP for a tour, email admissions@stockton.edu or call (609) 652-4261

Attend a Graduate Event:
Check out our Graduate Research Symposium! The graduate research symposium is where current graduate students showcase the research that they have been working on all semester. For information regarding graduate events, click here.

All admissions decisions are final without a chance to appeal; however, this is not the end of the road for your graduate school career!  You can always re-apply for the next application cycle or depending on the graduate program, you can try out a course or two as a Non-Matriculated Student.

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Application Deadlines:
Application deadlines are firm.

February 1: 
Communication Disorders (fall admission only)
Social Work (fall admission only)

May 1 for Fall 2018:
Nursing

April 15 for Fall 2018:
Organizational Leadership (fall admission only)

Summer Applicants: Rolling until week prior to start of classes
May 7: Summer Session I & II
June 20: Summer Session III & IV

American Studies
Business Administration
Criminal Justice
Education
-All educational-related endorsements
Environmental Science
Genocide Prevention
Holocaust & Genocide Studies
Instructional Technology
Training & Development

July 2 for Fall 2018:
American Studies
Business Administration
Criminal Justice
Education
-All educational-related endorsements
Environmental Science
Genocide Prevention
Holocaust & Genocide Studies
Instructional Technology
Training & Development

August 1:
Data Science and Strategic Analytics (fall admission only)

October 16:
Physical Therapy (fall admission only)

November 17:
Occupational Therapy (fall admission only)

November 26 for Spring 2018:
American Studies
Business Administration
Criminal Justice
Education
-All educational-related endorsements
Environmental Science
Genocide Prevention
Holocaust & Genocide Studies
Instructional Technology
Training & Development

 

Our application process is self-managed and the applicant is responsible for ensuring the Office of Graduate Admissions receives all required materials by, and/or postmarked prior to the stated deadline. Only completed applications will be considered and reviewed by the Admissions Committee.