Graduate Application Procedure

To apply as an international graduate student, please follow these steps:

  • Complete the online application.
  • Send us your $60 nonrefundable application fee. Make your check out to Montclair State University. If you prefer, you may pay the $60 application fee via wire transfer. To do so, please contact the Student Accounts Office at:
  • Take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or English for International Opportunity (IELTS) exam and have your scores submitted to the Montclair State University Graduate School. We require minimum scores of:
    • Masters – Computerized test minimum score is 213
    • Masters iBT (Internet) test minimum score is 83
    • Doctorate – Computerized test minimum score is 213
    • Doctorate iBT (Internet) test minimum score is 117
    • IELTS – Minimum acceptable score is 6.5
    • For more information, visit or
    • Montclair State’s code for test reporting is 2520
  • The Graduate School does not evaluate transcripts of non-U.S. degree programs and coursework. Please arrange to have your foreign transcripts evaluated course by course by a member of the National Association of Credit Evaluation Services (NACES). To contact NACES members, please visit Please note: Applicants who have an international education may not apply as a last-term senior.
  • Take the graduate admissions exams required by the program to which you are applying.
    • GMAT or GRE exam is required for School of Business programs. The Montclair code for test reporting is 1T2-NK-86 for GMAT and 2520 for GRE
    • GRE exam, required for all other programs. The Montclair code for test reporting is 2520.
    • All required test scores must be submitted to The Graduate School.
    • You may qualify for a standardized test waiver.  Click here for more information.
  • For more information about the graduate application process, please contact us at