Graduate Admissions FAQs
Kean University highly encourages all applicants to apply online through our online application system. The system allows an applicant to submit their application, application fee, and select supporting materials electronically. All other supporting materials need to be mailed to the Office of Graduate Admissions. We do not accept paper applications.
To see a comprehensive list of all program application dates, go to Application Deadlines.
After you have submit your application, log back in to your account and go to the Supplemental Items Link. Here you can upload your documents (i.e: resume/CV, personal statement, licenses, etc…). Additionally, you will provide the contact information for your recommenders for the application system to send a request. requesting letters of recommendation. Once an online application is submitted, any additional supporting materials should be sent to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
1000 Morris Avenue
Union, New Jersey 07083
Submission of standardized tests, such as the GRE, GMAT, MAT, or PRAXIS is required for certain programs. It is best to view the individual program page to learn about the unique requirements specific to your prospective program.
Students registering for nine or more credits are considered full-time students at Kean University. Students registering for 1-8 credits are considered part-time students.
Can I apply to more than one graduate program?
We advise you to consider your choices and select only your top choice program before submitting an application. However, if you plan to apply to more than one program, please be advised that you are required submit a complete application for each program including the online application form, personal statement, and letters of recommendation. Transcripts need only be submitted once per institution attended.
Do you offer part-time study?
Most of our graduate programs do accommodate part-time students. Please consult the individual program pages to see if the program you are interested in accommodates part-time students.
When are classes offered?
The vast majority of graduate courses are offered in the evening hours, most starting after 4:30pm to accommodate the working student. There are select courses that are offered on Saturday mornings. Please view Kean's online course directory through KeanWise to view the scheduling of your desired course.
How accessible is Kean University?
Kean University is located conveniently between the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike. We even have a New Jersey Transit train stop right on campus! Our campus is serviced by a convenient shuttle system (we actually use old-world trollies) so whether you need to be on the East Campus or on our main campus, it is only a short trolley ride away!
What is the cost per-credit?
Kean offers some of the most competitive tuition structures in the area. A world class education like Kean delivers is more affordable than you think. Visit our Tuition & Fees page for more information.
Are there separate charges for out-of-state students?
As we are a state university, we are required to charge separate tuition and fees for New Jersey residents and those students who hold residency in another state. Visit our Tuition & Fees page for more information.
Is there any financial aid or scholarships available?
Kean University remains one of the most affordable universities in the nation. Regardless of family income, there are financial resources to assist every student with meeting the cost of attending the University. You can apply for financial aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Additionally, the Kean University Foundation offers a variety of scholarships and funding opportunities. More information can be found at the Office of Financial Aid.
How do I apply for a graduate assistantship?
Visit the Graduate Assistantship page to learn more and apply.
How long do most graduate programs take to complete?
Most programs if completed on a full-time basis can be completed in about two years. Some programs do take longer, due to the amount of credits that are required to complete the degree. Depending on how many credits are taken per semester and how many total credits are required for a program truly dictates how long a part-time student would take to complete a degree program.
How do I request more information?
You can schedule a one-to-one meeting with your Admissions Counselor. Please email email@example.com to request an appointment.
You can also check for any upcoming campus visit opportunities.
Where do I send my tuition deposit?
Can I request a deferral to Kean University?
The Nathan Weiss Graduate College recognizes the need for students to defer their acceptance, however, deferrals must adhere to the following guidelines:
- For students who have been accepted into a program will be allowed to request a deferral for up to one academic year.
- The PsyD, DPT, and Occupational Therapy programs do not permit deferrals of an acceptance.
- In all instances, a deferral will not be processed without the required non-refundable tuition deposit for their respective program.
If you have any questions or concerns with this policy, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does Kean offer on-campus housing for graduate students?
The Office of Residence Life provides housing for full-time graduate students.