Graduate Admissions Process

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.

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. 

Video on how to enter a promo code: click here

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.
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, Suite F-101
    101 Vera King Farris Drive
    Galloway, NJ 08205-9441
  • Electronically:
You can monitor the status of your application via your Discover Stockton Account.
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. 

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 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, 2020.
  • Applicants for the MSOT program will be notified by March 1, 2020.
  • Applicants for the MSCD will be notified by April 15, 2020.
  • Applicants for the MSW program will be notified by May 1, 2020.

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. How to Pay Your Deposit Video

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

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

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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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.

Did you miss the application deadline? 

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

Non-Matriculated Registration

How to Register for Classes

Schedule of Classes

graduate students

Application Deadlines:
Application deadlines are firm.

March 12, 2020:
Business Administration
-All educational-related endorsements
Holocaust & Genocide Studies
Instructional Technology

Nursing (MSN and DNP)
Training & Development

October 15, 2019:
Physical Therapy (fall admission only)

November 19, 2019:
Occupational Therapy (fall admission only)

January 30, 2020:
Social Work (fall admission only)

February 4, 2020:  
Communication Disorders (fall admission only)
Counseling (fall admission only)

May 19, 2020:
Organizational Leadership (fall admission only)

June 12, 2020:
-All educational-related endorsements

June 18, 2020:
Nursing (MSN and DNP)

July 1, 2020:
American Studies
Business Administration
Business Administration-Healthcare Admin & Leadership
Coastal Zone Management
Criminal Justice 
Data Science & Strategic Analytics
(fall admission only)
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.