Graduate Admissions Requirements & Procedures

Applying for Admission

Applicants to any graduate program at Stevens are required to have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or the equivalent from a foreign institution. Current undergraduate SIT students applying to a graduate program must complete a special application form through the Office of Undergraduate Academics.

After all required documents are submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions, accompanied by an application fee of $60, representatives from the relevant academic department will review the materials. A complete application includes the following:

  • Online application
  • $60 non-refundable application fee
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official college transcripts from all institutions attended (both undergraduate and graduate) with proof of degree
  • Statement of Purpose
  • GRE/GMAT results within 5 years required for all full-time students and PhD applicants

International applicants must provide proof of English language proficiency.  Applicants can opt to submit either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).  The minimum requirement for the IELTS examination is a score of 6.  Alternatively, the minimum acceptable scores for the TOEFL examination are as follows:

  • Paper-based: 550
  • Computer-based: 210
  • Internet-based: 74

TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two years from the testing date.

Please note:  PhD applicants must submit a resume and a total of 3 letters of recommendation in addition to the requirements above. Evidence of written work may also be required.

Applicants will be evaluated based on several criteria: undergraduate class standing (upper third is desirable); performance in major field; grade-point average; professional experience, where appropriate; and, for some programs, performance on standardized examinations. GRE or GMAT scores are required for  all full-time applicants.

Newly-admitted students must meet with their academic advisor and complete a plan of study before  enrolling in courses. Courses not included in your Study Plan may not count toward your degree. For International students, this will be completed during New Student Orientation. All other students may complete the study plan upon admittance to the program. Continuing students will receive instructions for registering online via Web for Student prior to each semester. A late fee will be charged for enrollment after the enrollment deadline.

A student who wishes to change to a different department after an initial acceptance is treated as a new student applying for admission. A program change form must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions, after which the student's file is then sent to the new department for a separate admission decision. The student must then complete a new study plan and register as a new student. Credits for courses already taken are handled as if the student were transferring from another institution. Acceptance of such credits is entirely at the discretion of the department and must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Academics.

Students who have not enrolled within one year of their acceptance  must reapply through the Office of Graduate Admissions. The student's file will be reviewed and a decision letter will be sent to the student.