How to Apply for Graduate Studies

The application for Graduate Studies requires all applicants to provide personal information, a professional statement, resume, educational history (including official transcripts), and two or three recommendation letters. Some programs also require an admission test such as GRE or GMAT, a portfolio of artwork, proof of teaching certification, or an advisement meeting. 

Once you’ve begun your application, we’ll send you an email with information about how to log in to our applicant portal, where you can check the status of your materials and application.

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General Applicant Requirements

Whether you want to apply as a full- or part-time graduate student, you’ll need to know the specific requirements for each certificate or master’s program, so be sure to familiarize yourself with them before you begin.

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International Applicants

Our campus community comprises students who hail from more than 34 countries around the world. Before you begin your application, review the complete list of requirements for your desired program, additional student requirements, and deadlines.

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State University of New York (SUNY) policy prohibits SUNY Oswego admission applications from inquiring into an applicant's prior criminal history. After acceptance, the College shall inquire if the student previously has been convicted of a felony if such individual seeks campus housing or participation in clinical or field experiences, internships or study abroad programs. The information required to be disclosed under SUNY policy regarding such felony convictions shall be reviewed by a standing campus committee consistent with the legal standards articulated in New York State Corrections Law.

Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or to meet licensure requirements for certain professions. View Oswego’s Prior Felony Convictions Policy. Students who have concerns about such matters are advised to contact the Office of the Associate Provost at 315.312.2232 or


Graduate Studies

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Phone: 315-312-3152
Fax: 315-312-3577


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