Graduate Admissions Information

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Centenary College seeks to provide students with the ability to demonstrate True Learning, Global Citizenship, Service Leadership & Team Building and a Values-Centered Life. Therefore, the College considers students for admission on the basis of their ability to successfully complete the academic curriculum while upholding the above core values and contributing positively to the broader academic community.

All candidates for admission must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in the appropriate discipline or completed course work providing appropriate preparation for graduate studies in their chosen field. The specific admission requirements for each graduate program of study are delineated under the respective program’s description.

International Student Admissions

International students must meet the admission requirements for the specific program of study to which they are applying, and must additionally provide:

  1. Certification of English proficiency – official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE examination results.
  2. English translations of all college transcripts through the World Education Services (WES).
  3. Certification of Finances Form.
  4. Documentation of appropriate health and accident insurance.

(Note: For more complete information, international students should contact the Office of International Programs.)

  • No admission decision will be made until all steps in the application procedure have been completed.
  • Applications and all associated information should be addressed to:
    The Office of Graduate Programs
    Centenary College
    400 Jefferson Street
    Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

Transfer Admissions

Upon application and before admission to the graduate programs, students may request transfer of
Up to six credits for the

  • MA in Education: Instructional Leadership,
  • MA in Education: Educational Leadership,
  • MA in Special Education, M.Ed. in Reading with a NJ Reading Specialist Certification,
  • M.Ed. in Educational Practice,
  • MA in Leadership and Public Administration, and
  • Master of Business Administration,

Up to twelve credits for the

  • MA in Counseling, MA in Clinical Counseling, and
  • MA in School Counseling.

All credits eligible for transfer must come from a regionally accredited graduate program, have posted grades of “B-“ or above, and have been earned within six years of the date of credit transfer approval. All credits in transfer must be approved by the Director of the graduate program in which the student is enrolling and must be determined at the time of the student’s initial enrollment. Courses accepted in transfer must be similar to required or elective courses offered by Centenary College.

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