Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Requirements


120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree. A minimum of 30 credits of the total required for the baccalaureate degree must be completed at Montclair State. The final 24 credits must be taken at Montclair State and cannot be acquired through transfer (For active-duty service members, academic residency is limited to no more than twenty-five percent of the degree requirements for all undergraduate degrees. Academic residency can be completed at any time while active-duty service members are enrolled. Reservists and National Guardsmen on active-duty are covered in the same manner). A minimum 2.0 overall GPA and a minimum 2.0 major GPA is also required. Some majors have minimum GPA requirements higher than a 2.0. Specific requirements depend on date of entry or date of major declaration and vary from major to major. Students are advised to review the particular requirements for a bachelor's degree in their programs with their faculty advisors or academic advisors, and review their degree audit in Degree Works, accessible through NEST.

  1. Majors, Minors, and Concentrations
  2. General Education Requirements
  3. World Languages and Cultures Requirement
  4. Language Placement Testing
  5. University Writing Requirement
  6. Academic Success Center
  7. Undergraduate Transfer Course Guidelines


A minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate credit is required for all master’s degree programs. Doctoral degrees require a minimum of 48 semester hours of graduate-level credit beyond the master’s or 72 graduate-level credits beyond the bachelor’s degree. Certificate programs require a minimum of 9 semester hours of graduate-level coursework. Individual programs vary and may require more credits. A minimum of 3.0 GPA is required for all degree and certification programs. A minimum of 2.5 GPA is required for certificate programs. Some programs may require a higher minimum GPA.  For additional information visit The Graduate School website.