Admission Requirements

Students seeking admission to the graduate program must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. In addition, applicants should have the following undergraduate preparation:

Computer Science - The equivalent of the following courses currently required in the undergraduate program:

Mathematics - The equivalent of the following courses in the undergraduate program:

All new students must take the placement exam in these subjects.

Students who are deficient in the above requirements must take and earn a grade of at least B in the appropriate courses without graduate credit.

Application Requirements

  • The Saint Joseph's University Graduate application
  • Official sealed transcript(s) of undergraduate/graduate coursework. If you are a SJU graduate the Office of Graduate Operations will obtain your SJU transcripts for you.
  • Recommended 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) in undergraduate work.
  • Personal statement – a 500 word statement of intention outlining the candidate’s professional goals and educational objectives.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • An interview may be required at the discretion of the Program Director.
  • $35 application fee.*

*The $35 application fee will be waived for all applicants that attend a Graduate Studies Open House and complete the online satisfaction survey or are SJU alums.

Application Deadlines

Saint Joseph’s University operates on a rolling admissions basis for graduate applications. This means that documents can be submitted to the Office of Graduate Operations at any time throughout the year for admission consideration.

International Applicants:  There is no summer start only fall and spring. Deadlines: fall (August) July 15, spring (January) November 15.

International students should visit the International Graduate Applicant page for additional admission requirements.

Questions regarding the application process:

Telephone: 610-660-3131

Please submit supplemental documents to:

Office of Graduate Operations
Saint Joseph's University
5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Telephone: 610-660-1101