Admission Requirements

For the Doctor of Education: Educational Leadership Program (Higher Education)

  • Official application (Apply online at www.saintpeters.edu or request an application by phone or mail).
  • Official transcripts evidencing conferral of a Master’s Degree with minimum of 3.0 GPA.
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s potential for success in doctoral studies.
  • Essay discussing your professional goals in relation to achieving the Ed.D. at Saint Peter’s University (500-1,000 words).
  • Current resume.
  • Writing sample - Research based document, scholastic article, a paper written for class or work purposes.
  • A personal interview may be requested.

For the Doctor of Education: Educational Leadership Program (K-12)

  • Official application (Apply online at www.saintpeters.edu or request an application by phone or mail).
  • Official transcripts evidencing conferral of a Master’s Degree with minimum of 3.0 GPA.
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended post secondary institutions.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s potential for success in doctoral studies.
  • Essay discussing your professional goals in relation to achieving the Ed.D. at Saint Peter’s University (500-1,000 words).
  • Current resume.
  • Writing sample - Research based document, scholastic article, a paper written for class or work purposes.
  • A personal interview may be requested.

For the Master of Arts in Education Programs

  • Official application (Apply online at www.saintpeters.edu or request an application by phone or mail).
  • Personal statement of educational and professional goals (250-500 words).
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all institutions attended.
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic/professional references.
  • Additional requirements for international students.*

For Director of School Counseling Certification Program

  • Official application (Apply online at www.saintpeters.edu, or request an application by phone or mail).
  • Personal statement of educational and professional goals (250-500 words).
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all institutions attended.
  • Evidence of a master’s degree and certification as a School Counselor.
  • Additional requirements for international students.*

For Middle School Mathematics Certification Program

  • Official application (Apply online at www.saintpeters.edu, or request an application by phone or mail).
  • Personal statement of educational and professional goals (250-500 words).
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all institutions attended including evidence of 6 credits of mathematics completed.
  • Evidence of an instructional license.
  • Additional requirements for international students.*

For Professional/Associate Counselor Certification Program

  • Official application (Apply online at www.saintpeters.edu, or request an application by phone or mail).
  • Personal statement of educational and professional goals (250-500 words).
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all institutions attended.
  • Evidence of a master’s degree and certification as a School Counselor and Director of School Counseling.
  • Additional requirements for international students.*

For the School Business Administrator Certification Program

  • Official application (Apply online at www.saintpeters.edu, or request an application by phone or mail).
  • Personal statement of educational and professional goals (250-500 words).
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all institutions attended.
  • Evidence of a master’s degree or a CPA license.
  • Additional requirements for international students.*

For the Supervisor of Instruction Certification Program

  • Official application (Apply online at www.saintpeters.edu, or request an application by phone or mail).
  • Personal statement of educational and professional goals (250-500 words).
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all institutions attended.
  • Evidence of a master’s degree and 3 years of teaching experience.
  • Additional requirements for international students.*

For the Teacher Certification Program

  • Official application (Apply online at www.saintpeters.edu, or request an application by phone or mail).
  • Personal statement of educational and professional goals (250-500 words).
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all institutions attended.
  • Minimum undergraduate or graduate GPA of 3.0.
  • Passing Praxis I core exam.
  • Additional requirements for international students.*

For the Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certification Program

  • Official application (Apply online at www.saintpeters.edu, or request an application by phone or mail).
  • Personal statement of educational and professional goals (250-500 words).
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all institutions attended.
  • Evidence of an instructional license.
  • Additional requirements for international students.*

*International Students

See the General Application Requirements section of the catalog.


All Documents Should be Sent to:

Saint Peter's University
Attn: Graduate and Professional Studies Admission
2641 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, New Jersey 07306

Please feel free to call the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies Admission at (201) 761-6470 with any questions.