Graduate Studies






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Basic Requirements

arrow Cumulative GPA: 3.0
   arrow May be offered conditional admission for lower GPA

arrow Online application

arrow Resume

arrow $75 application fee
   arrow $100 after application deadline

arrow Statement of Intent
   arrow Minimum: 1 page (no maximum)
   arrow Topic: Educational & professional strengths & goals
   arrow Address to: Admissions committee

arrow Transcripts
    arrow Unofficial transcripts accepted for review 
   arrow Upload to application
  arrow Institution name should appear on document

arrowTwo recommendation letters
    arrow Online (preferred): see application for details
    arrow Offline: both letter and form are required

Graduate Studies Office
E230A Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063


Department Requirements by Program

GRE Scores
Must obtain approval from a thesis advisor (thesis track)

Education (all)
GRE Scores (for Fall 2015 and later admission): May be admitted conditionally if taken within first semester
  arrow New York State teaching certification: Must submit within first semester
  arrow DASA training: Must submit within first semester

   arrow 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)

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

Speech-Language Pathology
GRE scores
   arrow See this link for detailed information about the application process

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."

   arrow 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).

   arrow Additional Requirements for Non-Native Speakers of English

International Requirements

Click here for more international student information

  • All basic application requirements
  • English proficiency score report
  • 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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