New Jersey Institute of Technology Online

Founded in 1881, the New Jersey Institute of Technology first offered non-degree training in science, mathematics, and drawing. Now, there are more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in six specialized schools for engineering, architecture and design, science and liberal arts, management, computer sciences, and honors. NJIT has been named by the U.S. News & World Report as a top-tier research university and ranked among the top 50 public undergraduate institutions for value in the country by the Princeton Review. One thing that makes NJIT unique is that it was one of the pioneers of distance learning. In fact, it was NJIT professors who created software and teaching methods for some of the first distance courses in the late 1970s. Also, the phrase “Virtual Classroom” that is heard so often in the world of online education was actually coined and registered as a trademark at NJIT.

Programs Offered

NJIT Online offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as graduate certificates. Through Continuing Professional Education, undergraduate students interested in technology can earn a bachelor’s degree in information systems, Web and information systems, business and information systems, or information technology. Those who need to earn a graduate education online can choose from nine master’s degree programs and 16 graduate certificates. Adult learners looking to advance their education and/or careers may want to consider enrolling in a master’s degree program. NJIT offers Master of Science degrees in areas like information systems, civil engineering, computer science, management, business, and professional and technical communication.

Professionals looking for an extra credential or continuing education can earn a 12-credit graduate certificate from NJIT. Certificates are available in many unique areas, including engineering leadership, crisis management and business continuity, international commerce, data mining, management essentials, and sustainability and environmental management.


NJIT is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Some programs have specialized accreditation from organizations such as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, and the National Architectural Accrediting Board.


NJIT has rolling admissions, meaning that applications are accepted year-round for enrollment in upcoming semesters. Undergraduate applicants must have graduated from high school and submit a completed application, official high school transcript, and official SAT 1 or ACT scores. Transfer students must have completed at least 15 college credits, including English composition and mathematics, and have a minimum overall 2.0 GPA. The following is required of a transfer application: completed application, official transcripts, and a list of courses in progress.

Those applying for a master’s degree program must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in which they earned a minimum 2.8 GPA. The following documentation must be submitted as part of the application packet: application for admission, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, and one letter of recommendation. Depending on program of study, applicants also may have to submit GRE or GMAT scores.

Admissions Contact

New Jersey Institute of Technology Online
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Division of Continuing Professional Education
University Heights
Newark, NJ 07102-1982

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