Graduate Studies

Basic Requirements | Department Requirements | International Student Requirements


In addition to the basic requirements for a graduate application, other materials may be required based on the program that you are applying for.


Basic Requirements

  • $75 Application Fee
  • Graduate Application
  • Statement of Intent
  • Résumé
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation*
    - Online: Add your provider's name and email and select the online option on the application. An email will be sent to the provider with login information that will allow him/her to complete the required rating scale and upload a written narrative letter
    - Offline: The offline recommendation form* must be submitted with any offline letter.
    - Credentials File: Only acceptable if the offline recommendation form* is submitted for at least two of the letters included in the file.
  • Transcripts
    - A copy of your transcripts can be uploaded directly to the application. Upon acceptance to graduate school, you will then need to submit official transcripts.
    ( Send official transcripts directly to the Graduate Studies Office, E230A Thompson Hall )


Department Requirements by Program

Several programs require specific materials as requested by the department. Some programs may require an interview as part of their application review process.

All Education

  • Proof of New York Teaching Certification


  • GRE scores


  • Writing Sample
    An eight-to-20 page research essay should demonstrate the applicant's interpretive, critical and writing skills. The paper must include a works cited page evidencing knowledge of proper citation format (MLA, Chicago, APA)


  • English Essay
    A graduate-level 800-1,200 word short essay in English which addresses the following question: "Describe your reasons for pursuing a graduate degree in TESOL and support your rationale with specific information pertinent to your desired degree."
  • LOTE Essay
    • Native Speakers of English: A satisfactory intermediate-level 800-1,200 word short essay in a language other than English (LOTE). Candidates may be accepted conditionally into the TESOL program without the LOTE essay. Matriculation into the TESOL program is contingent upon the satisfactory evaluation of this essay.
    • Non-native Speakers of English: A graduate level 800-1,200 word short essay in the candidate's language. This can be any academic paper (e.g., a paper from course).

  • Additional Requirements for Non-Native Speakers of English

Music Performance, Theory/Composition, Music Ed. Recital Track

Speech-Language Pathology


International Requirements

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  • FSA-3 Form
    Download the form
  • FSA-4 Form & Financial Support paperwork
    Download the form
  • TOEFL, TOEIC, or IELTS score report
  • Transcript evaluated by WES, or an equivalent: Transcripts submitted for admission consideration must meet the following criteria:
    1. All information must be written in English
    2. Course and semester grades must be displayed in the 4.0 GPA scale
    3. The cumulative GPA must be displayed in the 4.0 GPA scale

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