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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.

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 Street entrance to campus.

GPS address:  280 Central Avenue, Fredonia, NY  14063


Graduate Program Deadlines

Speech-Language Pathology application deadlines

  • Early Decision Option:  
    • Deadline is October 30, 2020
  • Regular Decision Option:  
    • Deadline is January, 15, 2020

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

Requirements for Graduate Admissions

  • 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
    • Unofficial transcripts accepted for review
    • Upload to application
    • Institution name should appear on document
  • 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).
  • Obtained or in the process of obtaining a Master’s degree is required.


  • 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)

  • GRE Scores: May be admitted conditionally if taken within first semester.
  • 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 immediate supervisor.
  • 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 fsaid.ed.gov 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 2020-21 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.

Detailed Financial Aid Information

Graduate financial aid

Financial Opportunities

Scholarships, assistantships, fellowships


Time to begin your journey to your advanced degree!

GRADUATE Application

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


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