Applying for Admissions

Application Requirements

Applicants to any graduate program at Stevens are required to have completed a 4-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or the equivalent from a foreign institution. 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

  • GRE/GMAT scores for all full-time masters and PhD applicants. Please note that GRE/GMAT scores are valid for 5 years from the testing date.

  • Resume/CV (School of Business only) 

  • Personal Statement (required for all full-time applicants) 

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

International applicants must provide proof of English language proficiency. Applicants can choose to submit scores from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). TOEFL and IELTS, or the Duolingo English Test. All three test scores are valid for two years from the testing date. The minimum required scores for each test are listed below.

Paper-based TOEFL: 547
Internet-based TOEFL: 74
Duolingo: 100

Additional Requirements for Doctoral Program Applicants

Applicants to doctoral programs may be required to submit additional information such as a resume, additional letters of recommendation, and/or evidence of written work, as specified by a given school, department, or program.

Current Stevens Undergraduate Students Applying for Graduate Admission

Current undergraduate SIT students applying to a graduate program must complete the online application found on the graduate admissions website. Qualified undergraduate SIT students can also apply to a graduate program through the Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP). For more details regarding AMP, please email

Application Review

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. Applicants will be evaluated based on several criteria: undergraduate class standing; performance in major field; grade-point average; professional experience, where appropriate; and performance on standardized examinations.

Deferring Admission

Newly admitted students may request to defer their acceptance for one semester. The student’s file will then be reviewed and a decision letter will be sent to the student. Students who have not enrolled in the semester approved for deferral must re-apply.

Change of Program

A student who wishes to change to a different program prior to the first day of the semester is treated as a new student applying for admission and must fill out a new application. If admitted, the student must then complete a new Study Plan and all previously completed coursework must be evaluated for transfer into the new program. Acceptance of such credits is entirely at the discretion of the department and must be approved by the Graduate Academics & Student Success.