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Graduate Admissions

Earning an advanced degree shows dedication and determination to challenge yourself.

An advanced degree is increasingly important in this changing world. Fredonia is prepared to help you earn an advanced degree on your schedule to help make your career aspirations a reality! Fredonia creates opportunities for graduate students to connect their academic work and professional aspirations by networking with faculty, professionals, alumni and peers.  The faculty and professional staff help our graduate students strive to meet their highest goals by challenging them to research, write, publish, perform, innovate and teach, becoming lifelong contributors to their communities.

ALL Graduate Programs


Fredonia has 11 programs that lead to a Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Music, or Master of Science in Education.

Master of Arts

Master of Music

Master of Science

Master of Science in Education

Advanced Certificate


If you cannot make it in person for a campus visit, our virtual tour lets you see the beauty of Fredonia’s campus, academic buildings, and residence halls.

Go to Virtual Tour

To schedule a personal tour to find out about Fredonia's graduate opportunities, just email graduate.studies@fredonia.edu.

Our admissions offices are located on the 6th floor of Maytum Hall, near the Central Ave entrance to campus. Daily Admissions Information Sessions and Tours take place in the Williams Center. Follow the Campus Tour signs along Ring Road for parking.

GPS address:  College Parkway, Fredonia, NY  14063

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Graduate Program Deadlines

Application Deadline

All graduate programs offer rolling admission, except for Speech-Language Pathology.

Speech-Language Pathology application deadlines

  • Early Decision Option:  
    • Deadline is October 30
  • Regular Decision Option:  
    • Deadline is February 1

Learn more at: www.fredonia.edu/academics/graduate-studies/speech-language-pathology

Requirements for Graduate Admissions

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Cumulative GPA: 3.0 (May be offered conditional admission for lower GPA)
  • Online application
  • $75 application fee
  • Resume
  • Statement of Intent
    • Minimum: 1 page (no maximum)
    • Topic: Educational & professional strengths & goals
    • Address to: Admissions committee
  • Transcripts
    • Official transcripts with degree conferral are required after you have completed your degree from your previous institution.  Official transcripts need to be sent to Fredonia directly from the institution(s) you attended.
    • Applicants who have attended or are attending SUNY Fredonia for their undergraduate degrees are not required to submit official transcripts, unless they are applying for the Speech-Language Pathology degree program.
  • Two recommendation letters
    • Online (preferred):see application for details
    • Offline: both letter and form are required

Degree Requirements by Program

Some programs require additional processes for entry. Find the program you are interested in to read over the additional steps.


Child Advocacy Studies

  • Three references (instead of two letters of recommendation).

Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Program Requirements:

  1. Statement of Intent/Professional Statement should focus on the following:
    1. Your perception of potential success in forming effective and culturally relevant interpersonal relationships in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program.
    2. Your perception of your aptitude and ability to reach the level of demands placed upon you in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program.
    3. Your perception of the relevance of the Clinical Mental Health Program in meeting your career goals.
  2. An individual interview with program faculty may be scheduled with applicants.


  • Three references (instead of two letters of recommendation).
  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, or a related field at an accredited four-year institution.
  • A demonstrated ability to program in at least one high-level programming language such as C, Java, Python, Ruby, or PHP. Client-side JavaScript is not sufficient. Students may submit transcripts with a B- or higher in programming courses as evidence or a GitHub repository containing a portfolio of their work.

Education (For graduate programs leading to New York State Certification)

  • New York State teaching certification: Must submit within first semester.
  • DASA training: Must submit within first semester.

Educational Leadership

  • 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 building principal.
  • GRE is not required for Educational Leadership.

Music Performance, Music Composition, Music Ed. Recital Track

TESOL and Language and Learning

Graduate Program Requirements for International Students

Graduate fees by credit hour

The Financial Aid Office is committed to assisting graduate students in financing their graduate education at Fredonia. Our entire staff is welcoming, knowledgeable, and ready to help graduate students navigate the financial aid delivery system.

Steps to apply for financial aid

  • Go to studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa to apply
  • Get a FSA ID and Password. A FSA ID and Password lets you apply, “sign” your online FAFSA, make corrections to your application information and more.
  • Collect the documents, including income tax returns, W-2 forms, and other records of income to apply. A complete list of what you need can be found here
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible, preferably in October, in order to meet school and state aid deadlines. Apply online here.  Fredonia’s school code is 002844.

Graduate financial aid

Graduate Scholarships, assistantships, fellowships


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Time to begin your journey to your advanced degree!

GRADUATE Application

Online Application for the Speech-Language Pathology Program (CSDCAS Application)

CSDCAS Application ONLY

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