Graduate Liberal Arts and Sciences Students

Graduate programs in Liberal Arts and Sciences provide cutting edge theory and research combined with practical professional development experiences.  Each program has unique requirements and deadlines that are listed below.

Steps to Apply

  1. Complete the application for graduate study online or fill out a paper application.

  2. Submit a $50 non-refundable application fee. If you are applying online, you may pay via credit card. All checks should be made out to Rider University and should include the student’s name and phone number.

  3. Two professional letters of recommendation.

  4. Submit official transcripts from every college or university attended.

  5. Submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores, if English is not your native language, and you did not attend a U.S. university for a previous undergraduate or graduate degree program.

    Minimum TOEFL score:
    550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), 80 (iBT)

    Minimum IELTS score:
    6.5

     

Admissions Mailing Address

Rider University
Office of Graduate Admission
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ, USA 08648-3099

 

Entrance Requirements

Master of Arts in Applied Psychology

  • Current resume
  • Statement of aims and objectives
  • Personal interview by invitation of faculty

Master of Arts in Business Communication

  • Current resume
  • 500-1500 word statement of aims and objectives that indicates your reasons for pursuing graduate study in business communication
  • Personal interview by invitation of faculty

Application Deadlines

Grad ProgramFall EntrySpring Entry
Summer Entry

M.A. in Business Communication

Aug. 1Dec. 1
May 1

M.A. in Applied Psychology

Aug. 1N/AApril 1