Thinking about continuing at Rider for your master’s degree?
Enrolling in a graduate program just got easier.
Rider University’s direct admission process streamlines the graduate program acceptance process for current Rider undergraduates. Eligibility is based on Rider GPA, undergraduate major and total number of completed credits. No application or letters of recommendation are required for admission to select graduate programs.
Available programs and requirements
|Graduate program||Eligible undergraduate majors||Requirements|
|Master of Business Administration||All Norm Brodsky College of Business||3.25 cumulative GPA|
|Master of Accountancy||All Norm Brodsky College of Business||3.25 cumulative GPA|
|Master of Science in Information Systems||All Norm Brodsky College of Business, cybersecurity, math and computer science||3.25 cumulative GPA|
|Master of Science in Cybersecurity||All||3.0 cumulative GPA and successful completion of a course in computer programming (e.g. CSC 110) and a course in data structures (e.g. CSC 140)*|
|Master of Arts in Special Education||All elementary and secondary education||3.0 cumulative GPA and on track to earn a NJ instructional certificate (CEAS)|
|Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership||All||3.25 cumulative GPA|
|Master of Arts in Athletic Leadership||All||3.25 cumulative GPA|
Current Rider students must have completed at least 90 undergraduate credits, with at least 30 credits completed at Rider and be on track to successfully complete their bachelor’s degree program. Students who meet the listed eligibility requirements do not need to complete the standard application process provided they submit an Intent to Enroll form.
The Master of Science in Cybersecurity program will also require a brief personal statement (500 words or less) that outlines your knowledge of your chosen area of study and how a master’s degree in this field will help you achieve your professional goals. The Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership program requires a statement of aims and objectives. The Master of Arts in Athletic Leadership program requires a personal interview by invitation of faculty.
*Students who have not completed the prerequisite courses will be required to complete the Inclusive On-Ramp to Cyber@RiderU program.
If directly admitted to a graduate program, you will receive an email before the conclusion of the spring semester of your senior year detailing your acceptance and the graduate program(s) you are eligible to enroll in. The Intent to Enroll form must be completed within three months of graduating. Students who miss the deadline will have to apply using the standard graduate application for their program of interest.