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Requirements & Deadlines

The Basic Requirements for Admission are:

  • a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • 1 copy of ALL official transcripts (including transfer schools)
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • graduate admission essay
Transcripts and letters must be received in sealed envelopes.


Please review the chart below for program specific requirements and application deadlines.

 

Education: Programs requiring Teaching Cert. | Programs not requiring Teaching Cert.

Liberal Arts & Sciences | Science and Engineering | Business | Fine & Performing Arts

 Program Code

 Degree Program

Teaching Certification Needed

Test Scores 

Other Adm Req

 Application Deadline

 Program Coordinator

School of Education

Master of Science in Education

Master of Science in Education (MSEd) degree programs are designed for students who already hold initial NYS teaching certification and are seeking a master's degree that will yield professional certification. The MSEd degree program in Second Language Education (TESOL) is our only program that leads to initial/professional certification.

  Master's Programs Requiring Teaching Certification:

Childhood Education

013B

Early Childhood Concentration

INITIAL

GRE7

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Summer Only:
4/15

 

Professor Aaron Isabelle

013M

Math, Science & Tech. Concentration

INITIAL

GRE7

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013R

Reading Concentration

INITIAL

GRE7

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Adolescence Education

031B

Biology

INITIAL

GRE7

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Fall: Review begins 3/1

Spring: Review begins 10/1

Professor Rosemary Millham

032B

Chemistry

INITIAL

GRE7

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Professor Rosemary Millham

033B

Earth Science

INITIAL

GRE7

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Professor Rosemary Millham

034B

English

INITIAL

GRE7

Writing Sample

Professor Mary Sawyer

035B

French

INITIAL

GRE7

   ---

Professor Marinella Garatti

037B

Mathematics

INITIAL

GRE7

   ---

Professor Devon Duhaney

039B

Spanish

INITIAL

GRE7

   ---

Professor Marinella Garatti

040B

Social Studies

INITIAL

GRE7

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Fall: Review begins 3/1

Spring: Review begins 10/1

Professor Laura Dull

Literacy Education

029A Literacy Ed and Childhood Special Ed.  INITIAL GRE or MAT7  ---

Summer or Fall: 3/15

Spring: 11/1

Professor Caroline Hopenwasser
030A

Literacy Ed. (B-6) 

INITIAL GRE or MAT7 ---

Summer or Fall: 

3/15 to attend the Main Campus

5/15 to attend the Rockland Teacher Ctr. 

Spring 11/1

030B

Literacy Ed. (5-12) 

INITIAL GRE or MAT7 ---

Visual Arts Education (050A)

050S

Visual Arts Education Summer Intensive Concentration

INITIAL

GRE7

Portfolio

Summer Only:Review begins 3/15

Professor Aaron Knochel

Special Education

059G

Adolescent Special Ed and Literacy Education

INITIAL

GRE7

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Summer or Fall: 3/15

Spring: 11/1

Professor Jane Sileo

 

 

   

059C

Childhood Special Ed and Literacy Education

INITIAL

GRE7

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060C

Special Ed: Childhood

INITIAL

GRE7

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Summer or Fall: Review begins 4/1

Spring: 11/1

 

060E

Special Ed: Early Childhood Education

INITIAL

GRE7

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Masters in Professional Studies 

070C Teaching Cert. Track: Special Subject Areas (eBrochure) INITIAL GRE or MAT7 Interview Summer or Fall: 4/15

Spring: 10/15

Professor Nancy Schniedewind

Educational Administration

401A CAS: School Leadership PROF --- --- Rolling Admissions Professor Karen Bell

  Master's Programs that do NOT Require Teaching Certification

Master of Science for Teachers:

The Master of Science for Teachers (MST) is designed for students seeking initial certification in Childhood Education in grades 1-6.

Elementary Education

020A

MST Childhood Ed (1-6) --- GRE or MAT --- Fall: Rolling Admissions9 Professor Nataly Chesky

Adolescence Education (MAT Ed 7-12)

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree is designed for students seeking initial certification in Adolescence Education grades 7-12

101B

Biology

--- GRE7 --- Fall: 6
Review begins 3/1

Spring: 6
Review begins 10/1

 

 

 

Professor Rosemary Millham
102B

Earth Science

--- GRE7 --- Professor Rosemary Millham
103B 

English

--- GRE7 Writing Sample Professor Mary Sawyer
104B 

Chemistry

--- GRE7 --- Professor Rosemary Millham
105B 

French

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GRE7

--- Professor Marinella Garatti
107B 

Mathematics

--- GRE7 --- Professor Devon Duhaney
109B

Social Studies

--- GRE7 --- Professor Laura Dull

110B

Spanish

--- 

GRE7

--- 

Professor Marinella Garatti

Teaching English as a Second Language 

065

Master's Degree:
Second Language Ed.
 
(TESOL)

---

GRE7

---

Fall Only: 4/15

Professor Devon Duhaney

Special Education

 060G

MSEd Adolescence Special Education 

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GRE7

---

Summer or Fall: Review begins 4/1

Spring: 11/1

Professor Jane Sileo

Master of Professional Studies

070G

General program (eBrochure)

---

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Interview

Summer or Fall: 4/15

Spring: 10/15

Professor Nancy Schniedewind  

 

071

Advanced Graduate Certificate Program 
Multicultural Education 

--- 

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Interview 

Fall: 4/1

Spring: 11/1

Educational Administration

 080A

MSEd
School Leadership

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GRE7

---

Rolling Admissions

Professor Karen Bell

 401B

CAS
Alt. Certificate: 
School Leadership (Trans D)

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Rolling Admissions

Professor Karen Bell  

 402A

CAS

School Business Leader

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  College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 

090

Communication Disorders (eBrochure

 090I Speech-Language Disabilities (68 credits)

Leads to NYS Professional Certification: Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities,NYS licensure and A.S.H.A. certification

---  GRE   Interview and proctored writing sample may be required   Fall Only:

2/1: Early Action:

Complete applications (including transcripts with fall 2014 grades) will be given priority review for fall 2015 admission.

3/1: Regular Deadline:

Complete applications (with transcripts with fall 2014 grades) must be received by this date to be reviewed for fall 2015 admission.

 
Professor Anne Balant 
 090S

Speech-Language Pathology (60-62 credits)

Leads to NYS licensure, and A.S.H.A. certification

 

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Literature 

204

 English (eBrochure)

---   --- Writing Sample3   Fall: 3/15

Spring: 10/15

Professor Thomas Festa

Counseling & Psychology

208

MA Psychology**

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GRE

---

Fall: 2/15
Spring: 11/15

Professor Tabitha Holmes

290

MS Mental Health Counseling2

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GRE

---

Fall: 2/1

Professor Melanie Hill

295

MS School Counseling2

--- GRE ---
291

Advanced Certificate:

Mental Health Counseling

--- --- --- Spring Only:
11/15

 

  School of Science and Engineering

BS/MS programs

266

BS: Comp Engineering
MS: Elect Engineering 

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NP Junior Standing

Fall: 5/15
Spring: 11/15 

Professor Damodaran Radhakrishnan

267

BS: Elect. Engineering
MS: Elect. Engineering 

--- --- NP Junior Standing

Fall: 5/15
Spring: 11/15 

Professor Damodaran Radhakrishnan

265

Electrical Engineering

---

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Rolling Admissions

Professor Damodaran Radhakrishnan

270

Computer Science

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GRE1

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Rolling Admissions

Professor Paul Zuckerman

  School of Business 

Master of Business Administration(eBrochure)

261

Business Admin.

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GMAT or GRE8

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Rolling Admissions

Aaron Hines

262

Public Accountancy

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GMAT or GRE8

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Rolling Admissions

  School of Fine & Performing Arts 

Music Therapy

285 Music Therapy --- --- Audition Rolling Admissions

Professor John Mahoney

Art Studio 

301

Ceramics

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Portfolio5

February15:
late applicants must contact the specific program directly for exceptional consideration

Professor Matthew Friday

 

 

 

 

302

Metal

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Portfolio5

303

Painting/Drawing

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Portfolio5

305

Printmaking

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Portfolio5

April 15

306

Sculpture

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Portfolio5

Rolling Admissions

Rev. 11/14/2014

Notes:
1 Required for International Students. We look for a minimum Quantitative score of 151.
2 Application review begins 2/1 for Counseling programs and 2/15 for Psychology. It continues until the fall class is filled.
3 The GRE is not required; however, applicants must submit a 10-15 page academic writing sample with their application materials.
4 Application review begins 1/15. Completed applications must be received prior to 3/1 for Fall admission. Any applications received after 3/1 will not be considered until the following application cycle.

5

Applicants who receive a confirmation e-mail from the Graduate School that their application has been processed, will get a link to upload their portfolio and artist statement online.

6

MAT Science, Math and Foreign Language students starting the program in the fall semester may take longer than three semesters to complete the program. Please contact the Secondary Education department for further details.

7

All Applicants who apply after August 20, 2015 will need to include one of the exam scores listed above as part of the application dossier.

8

We look for a minimum GMAT score of 450 or a minimum GRE score of 300.

9

The next MST cohort begins Winter Session.
Registration for Winter is Nov. 3 - Dec. 23. Classes begin December 26, 2014.

 

Application for admission to the following programs has been suspended: 

Degree Major Code Program Name
MSEd 011A Early Childhood Education
MSEd 029B Literacy Ed & Adolescence Special Ed
MST 020B Early Childhood Education
MSEd 029B Literacy Ed and Adolescent Special Ed
Cert 067 Teaching English Language Learners (TELL)
MA 202 Biology
MA 203 Chemistry
MA 205 Geology
MA 206 Mathematics
MFA 304 Photography