Graduate Admissions Process

The Office of Graduate Admissions is here to assist you through the admissions process. 

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Stockton Direct Entry

Stockton offers "direct entry" into listed graduate programs for qualified Stockton students upon the recommendation of a Graduate Program Coordinator. Learn more about the Direct Entry.

Non-Degree Options

Enroll in graduate courses and sample programs before officially matriculating.

Information for International Applicants

International graduate students should review important information before starting your application.

Graduate application procedures:

Prospective graduate students must start an electronic applicationIt 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 an 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.

non-refundable $50 application fee must accompany the completed online application. Applications are not considered complete and will not be reviewed until the fee has been paid. 

The application fee may be paid conveniently online or by mail via a check/money order. 

Supplemental CAS applicants must pay the fee online only in addition to the fee paid to the centralized application system.

For more information on fee waivers, see the Application Fee Waivers page. 

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. 
Please check your program of study admission's criteria tab for more details on letters of recommendation.
Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (including Stockton), even if your degree was not conferred, are required. Your application will not be reviewed without all transcripts submitted. 

Please note:

Some graduate program admissions protocols require calculation of a cumulative GPA. A cumulative GPA is derived from all pre-admission coursework earned at all undergraduate institutions.

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 - N007a
    101 Vera King Farris Drive
    Galloway, NJ 08205-9441
  • Electronically:
You can monitor the status of your application onlineOur 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. To view your program's deadline, please visit your program page.
Since graduate admissions are both limited and competitive, it is to your advantage to apply early and to ensure that all required materials are received before the deadline. Late applications will be reviewed only when openings remain after all on-time applications have been considered. 

Next steps after you've applied:

Once your application has been reviewed by the Admissions Committee, our Office will email 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 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 14, 2023.
  • Applicants for the MSOT program will be notified by March 4, 2023.
  • Applicants for the MSCD will be notified by April 15, 2023.
  • Applicants for the MSW program will be notified by April 29, 2023.

In your acceptance letter, you will be encouraged to check your email (that you used for your application). In your email, you will find a link to the Electronic Admit Packet with next steps.

Accept or Decline: You must fill out the brief survey (included in the Electronic Admit Packet) to Accept or Decline Your Offer. The survey will record your answer and send it to the Office of Graduate Studies.

Acceptance Deposit: 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.

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. If you are removed from the waitlist and placed into an admit status, you will received a phone call and/or a text message from our office. Please ensure that your phone number is accurate on your Discover Stockton Account. 

Graduate students can reside on campus through Stockton's Office of Residential Life. 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. Students can always call 609-652-4332, or email with any questions.

Deatials about the New Graduate Student Orientation and Precepting Event will be emailed to you shortly after your acceptance. At Orientation, you will be able to meet your classmates and faculty, learn more about the program and register for your courses! After registration, your bill will be generated and a due date will be provided to you. 

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Attend a Graduate Event:
We hold tours, open houses, information sessions and virtual events throughout the year. 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.

Frequently asked application questions:

Click here to start an application.  This is where you can access the online application, check your application status, and register to attend an event.

No. Please make sure you review all of your information carefully prior to submitting your application online. Note: It is helpful to write your essay in a word document and then paste it in the online application so that you are able to check spelling, grammar, and ensure you have the correct word count.

You are able to re-create your password by answering your security question. Click on the "Forget your Password" link on the log-in screen then follow the prompts. If you do not remember your answer to the security question, e-mail and we will be able to assist you further.

International students fill out the appropriate online application according to the type of applicant you are (dual degree/direct entry, graduate, or supplemental-cas*). For additional details regarding the international application process, please visit the International Graduate Student Admission website

*International students interested in applying to the Doctoral of Physical Therapy, M.S. in Communication Disorders, or the M.S. in Occupational Therapy programs must apply via the respective Centralized Application System in addition to Stockton's Online Supplemental Application-CAS. Please visit those program websites for instructions.

Letters of recommendations are submitted electronically via the online application. You must provide the e-mail addresses and contact information for those who are recommending you. Your recommender will then receive further instructions on how to provide our Office with their recommendation. If the person listed denies your request, we will notify you and you will be able to update your recommender list with a new e-mail address.
The ability to upload documents to your online application becomes available once you submit your application. Please have your documents such as your resume, volunteer/observation hours forms, certifications, or any other requirements (as applicable by your program) saved on your computer as PDFs. You will then be able to select the file and upload/attach it to the specific supplemental item on the list. NOTE: If you have multiple pages per supplemental item, you MUST combine them into ONE PDF file.
All letters must be submitted electronically by the recommender via the online application system. If a recommender cannot access the online application system, please download the Paper Recommendation Form, fill out the top portion, and provide it to your recommender.
No, however, you can preview the online application before inputting your information.
Supplemental items that you have uploaded directly (resume, essay, etc...) will appear immediately. Letters of recommendations that are uploaded by your recommender will appear once they upload it directly into your online application. Transcripts will take longer to appear on your status screen depending on the date your sending institution mails it to our Office. Applicants should allow more time if credentials are being sent from overseas.
No. Stockton University does not provide refunds for missed deadlines, failure to correctly complete the application, or change of mind. As stated on the Bursar's website the Admission Application Fee is $50.00 and is required for the review of all application forms submitted to the University in consideration for admission. This fee is non-refundable. 
If you are applying for a new graduate program you will need to submit new application items since our admissions process has changed. If you are re-applying to the same graduate program, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies or the Program Director for advising. NOTE: Students re-applying via a centralized application system (CSDCAS, OTCAS, or PTCAS) must contact a customer service representative from THAT application system to inquire about using previously submitted application materials.

Some graduate program admissions protocols require calculation of a cumulative GPA. A cumulative GPA is derived from all pre-admission coursework earned at all undergraduate institutions.

The first thing to do is check "yes" on this question in the online application. Next, you will be emailed a form to fill out and sign by your institution where the disciplinary action took place. In case you did not receive the form, or would like another copy, download the disciplinary form.

Did you miss the application deadline? 

Find out if your program offers graduate courses to non-matriculated students. Should you want to re-apply to the program for the next available term, please e-mail