For PhD Programs

Admission Criteria

If you are applying for admission to one of NJIT's doctoral degree programs, you are required to have an appropriate academic background as described by the individual degree programs and a GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale in prior study.

GRE scores are required for admission to all doctoral programs.

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required for all international applicants not holding a degree from a United States post-secondary institution.  The minimum score required is 79 for the Internet-based TOEFL exam, 213 for the computer-based TOEFL exam, or 550 for the paper-based TOEFL exam.  A minimum score of 6.5 with no sub-score lower than 6.0 is required for the IELTS exam.

Individual academic programs may establish additional or more stringent requirements.

Application Checklist

  • Application for admission
  • $75 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official transcripts and proof of degree completion from all colleges and universities attended
  • Official GRE/TOEFL results (All test results must be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admission from ETS using code 2513.)
  • Three letters of recommendation in sealed envelopes
  • Statement of purpose
  • Photocopy of visa or permanent-resident card (for non-U.S. citizens residing in the United States only)