How to Apply to the Graduate Program

Apply to the Graduate Program

Applications for Fall 2023 admission must be received by December 16, 2022 to be guaranteed full consideration. Please check that you are applying to the correct campus (Rutgers University-New Brunswick).

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Application Materials

  • GRE General and Subject test scores will not be required for 2023 admission. Submission of GRE test scores, if available, is optional.
  • A TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test score is required if your undergraduate education was completed in a non-English speaking country. Your scores must be current within 2 years of the semester you are applying to.
    • The minimum paper-based TOEFL score is 550. The minimum computer-based TOEFL score is 213.
    • The minimum IBT-internet based TOEFL is Writing 22, Speaking 23, Reading 21, Listening 17.
    • An acceptable IELTS score is bandwidth 7.
  • Permanent Residents, US citizens, and international applicants with a minimum of three years undergraduate studies or a master's degree with the mode of instruction being English are exempt from submitting TOEFL or IELTS scores. If you are an international applicant, please ask your institution to provide a medium of instruction certificate.
  • An application fee of $70 USD or a fee waiver from the School of Graduate Studies is required before any application is reviewed. Fee waivers are provided based on the information you provide on your application.
    • The Big Ten Academic Alliance allows prospective students to request a graduate application fee waiver for PhD programs in the Big Ten, such as CCB's doctoral track at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. FreeApp is a collaborative program for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in graduate education, including racial and ethnic minorities, women in STEM, first-generation college students, and individuals who have faced adversity, such as societal, economic, or academic disadvantages. The priority deadline for requests is November 15. Please apply here:
    • If your fee waiver requests are denied, you may request a final consideration from the department by writing to the email address below explaining the reason for seeking a waiver and providing any relevant documentation. Requests that circumvent the School of Graduates Studies and FreeApp will be denied.
  • Official application materials (transcripts, GRE scores, and TOEFL scores) should be sent to the Graduate and Professional Admissions office:

Institution code: 2790
Address: 56 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8530
Phone: 848-932-7711
Fax: 732-932-8231

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While we are able to accept late applications, priority will be given to applicants who applied prior to the application deadline and who meet the department’s admissions criteria. Late applications are considered on a rolling basis until the program has reached its capacity for the semester. 


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