Admission Requirements - Online Graduate Programs

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If you have any additional questions regarding the admission requirements for our advanced degrees, a dedicated Admissions Counselor is available and ready to assist you at 844-393-1677.

Master of Science in Library and Information Science

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Résumé or C.V.
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of professional purpose - Should include a meaningful discussion of what you hope to accomplish with an M.S. in Library and Information Science
  • Students having a GPA below 3.0 may receive a conditional acceptance, depending on work experience.
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for applicants whose native language is not English.

Ph.D. in Literacy

  • Master’s degree in any field
  • GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Résumé or C.V.
  • MAT/GRE (waivers are available):
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended
    • To be considered for a GRE waiver, students must submit official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate studies 
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for applicants whose native language is not English
  • Statement of goals for doctoral study

Master of Science in Taxation

  • Baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate degree
  • Preferred GPA of 3.25
  • GMAT/GRE (waivers are available):
    • Official Graduate Management Admission test (GMAT) scores, taken within the last five years – minimum of 550 or Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) scores – minimum of 310. (Conditional acceptance available on a case by case basis if minimum GPA or GMAT requirements are not fulfilled.)
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended
  • Résumé
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of professional goals
  • International applicants:
    • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for applicants whose native language is not English
    • Students with international credits must submit a course-by-course credit evaluation with GPA calculation by AEQUO.

Master of Science in Accounting

  • Undergraduate business major or have completed 36 credits in business in a graduate business program or a school of law.
  • Preferred GPA of 3.25
  • GMAT/GRE (waivers are available):
    • Official Graduate Management Admission test (GMAT) scores, taken within the last five years – minimum of 550 or Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) scores – minimum of 310. (Conditional acceptance available on a case by case basis if minimum GPA or GMAT requirements are not fulfilled.)
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended
  • Résumé
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of professional goals
  • Relevant work experience required
  • International applicants:
    • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for applicants whose native language is not English
    • Students with international credits must submit a course-by-course credit evaluation with GPA calculation by AEQUO.

Master of Business Administration

  • Baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate degree
  • Preferred GPA of 3.25
  • GMAT/GRE (waivers are available):
    • Official Graduate Management Admission test (GMAT) scores, taken within the last five years – minimum of 550 or Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) scores – minimum of 310. (Conditional acceptance available on a case by case basis if minimum GPA or GMAT requirements are not fulfilled.)
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of professional goals
  • International applicants:
    • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for applicants whose native language is not English
    • Students with international credits must submit a course-by-course credit evaluation with GPA calculation by AEQUO.
  • Required On-Site Workshop: Tobin Graduate Intensive Foundations (TGIF) is a 3-day workshop for new graduate students that aims to standardize the basic fundamentals and quantitative analytical skills of business studies. In addition, incoming students will have the opportunity to meet with faculty and interact with their peers throughout the event. All entering online M.B.A. students must attend this on-site workshop.
    • Click here for dates and details about the upcoming workshop or reach out to an Admissions Counselor to learn more.

Master of Public Health

  • Baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate degree 
  • GPA of 3.0 
  • Satisfactory GRE General Exam scores and submission of official GRE scores directly from ETS to the Office of Graduate Admission (If a student scores below the standard requirement on his/her GPA or GRE, based on the merit of the application, the admission committee reserves the right to grant conditional acceptance, which requires students to earn a grade minimum of a “B” for all six core courses.) 
  • Résumé or curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of professional recommendations required, with a preference of at least one letter from a Public Health Practitioner.
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended
  • Personal Statement—Submit a clear personal statement, not to exceed 1,000 words in length.  This statement should address each of the following topics:
    • Interest in the field of public health;
    • Overview of any relevant public health experience;
    • Career and professional goals;
    • Reasons for pursuing a Master of Public Health degree at St. John’s University; and
    • Other information that may be of special interest and importance to the Graduate Admission Committee

Note: Credit may be granted for prior coursework if the course is comparable to the M.P.H. program course requirements.

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