Graduate Admissions Requirements Applicants for admission to a master’s degree program must have completed an undergraduate degree program at an accredited institution of higher learning in the United States or abroad. Foreign applicants must hold a degree considered equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree. For a country-by-country breakdown of our requirements, click here. All transcripts and degree certificates/ diplomas must be written in the original language of instruction. All original-language documents must be accompanied by a separate, word-for-word English translation. Dual language transcripts are not acceptable. Official transcripts must show all courses and subjects taken and all grades (marks) received. A course-by-course evaluation of all foreign education credentials is required for most countries and should be forwarded to William Paterson University. Diploma Supplements must accompany transcripts from institutions from countries that are part of the Bologna Accord. A vocational track is not appropriate preparation for graduate admission. Additional requirements are determined by individual graduate programs.