Graduate Student Information Session

Frequently Asked Questions

Georgian Court University understands it’s a big decision to dedicate your time to earning a graduate degree. You’re making the right choice coming to GCU for your master’s degree or graduate certification. We offer a range of course delivery formats to allow students who work full time the opportunity to achieve their academic goals and enhance their professional careers.

  • Georgian Court offers 10 master’s programs and many postbaccaulareate and post-master’s certification and certificate programs. See our full listing of graduate programs.
  • All graduate programs and certificates are offered at Georgian Court’s historic Lakewood campus.
  • Georgian Court University graduate programs are delivered through accelerated day and traditional evening classes, as well as through online, Web-based, and/ or hybrid classes. We also offer an accelerated 52-week, Saturdays-only M.B.A.
  • The M.A. in Holistic Health Studies and the GCU Certificate in Holistic Health are also available 100% online.
  • GCU also offers two graduate options at New Jersey Coastal Communiversity in Wall:
    • M.A. in Administration and Leadership
    • M.A. in Education, Elementary Education K–6 with Teacher of Students with Disabilities endorsement
  • Each of Georgian Court’s 10 master’s degree programs has a different required number of credit and/or practicum hours. Check your individual program for more details.
  • In addition to the $40 application fee and completed graduate application, nonmatriculating students must provide documentation to verify eligibility to receive graduate credits, which may be a copy of a diploma from an accredited college or university, a copy of a teaching certificate, or an official transcript from an accredited institution.
  • Nonmatriculating students who later choose to apply for matriculation should be aware that credits taken prior to matriculation may not be applicable to current program requirements.
  • Most GCU graduate programs have rolling deadlines, except for the M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.A. in School Psychology, and M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis. Learn more about the timeline for graduate admissions.
  • GCU’s graduate assistantship program provides graduate students with financial support—stipend, tuition remission, and benefits—to enable them to pursue their education while developing professional expertise, enhancing research skills, acquiring leadership experience in leadership, and benefitting from collegial collaborations with faculty mentors and administrators.