Application Checklist

Basic Requirements

Cumulative Preferred GPA: 3.0 (Department requirements vary; please see specific program requirements below)

CSDCAS application (for applicants to the M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology) 
Online application (for all other applicants)


Application fee: $75 for all programs except Speech-Language Pathology (the application fee is waived for EOP/EDP participants and McNair Scholars. Please contact the Graduate Studies office to have the fee waived)

Statement of Intent/Personal Essay 

  • Minimum: One page preferred.
  • Topic: See specific program requirements. If none are listed, please write a one-page essay about your educational and professional strengths and your reasons for pursuing your chosen degree program.
  • Address to: Admissions committee.


  • Unofficial transcripts accepted for review unless otherwise required by your program 
  • Institution name should appear on document
  • SUNY Fredonia reserves the right to require official transcripts to verify authenticity; official transcripts from the applicant's degree-granting institution are required

Two recommendation letters

Department Requirements by Program


Education (all)

  •    GRE Scores: May be admitted conditionally if exam is taken within the first semester of graduate work
  •    New York State teaching certification: Must submit within the first semester of graduate work
  •    DASA training: Must submit within the first semester of graduate work

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

Speech-Language Pathology

   See this link for detailed information about the application process

TESOL and Language and Learning

   See this link for detailed information about the application process.

Educational Leadership

  • Summer Admission Only
  • Valid New York State Education Department (NYSED) teaching certification or equivalent in a core area  
  • Master’s Degree in education or a related field with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • 3 years of satisfactory teaching or professional experience in a PreK-12 school or its equivalent
  • Evidence of completion of DASA training for New York State (Applicants may be conditionally accepted pending completion of DASA) 
  • Two written recommendations, one each from the applicant’s district superintendent and immediate supervisor


International Requirements

Click here for international application requirements.

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