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
- Curriculum & Instruction in Inclusive Education
- Literacy Education: Birth to Grade 12
- Math Education
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Requirements for Graduate Admissions
- Cumulative GPA: 3.0 (May be offered conditional admission for lower GPA)
- Online application
- $75 application fee
- Statement of Intent
- Minimum: 1 page (no maximum)
- Topic: Educational & professional strengths & goals
- Address to: Admissions committee
- 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.
- Must obtain approval from a thesis advisor (thesis track)
Education (For Master's degree 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
Music Performance, Theory/Composition, Music Ed. Recital Track
TESOL and Language and Learning
- 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
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.