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Admission for graduate study is self-managed by the applicant through the graduate application system. You can apply as a degree seeking or non-degree student.

Apply to a graduate program

The application for graduate studies requires all candidates to provide personal and contact information, and educational and professional history.

All programs require a purpose statement for graduate study, professional resume and two letters of recommendation.

Certain programs require additional materials including: test scores, an essay, a paper, an artist portfolio, proof of educational certifications or an advisement meeting.

A maximum of 6 credit hours of prior-to-admission coursework may be requested for transfer credit consideration for program application. Submit the Approval of Transfer Credit form for eligible and consideration.

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Take a class as a non-degree student
(non-matriculated)

The non-degree application requires candidates to provide contact and educational history. 

A transcript is required for admission as a non-degree student, as proof of completion of a bachelor's degree. Candidates can upload a copy of an unofficial transcript during the application process. Transcripts must include the name of the degree granting institution. If your name appears different on your transcript, please notify the Graduate Office.

Non-degree students may take up to 9 credits unless approved for professional development status. Certain courses are reserved for matriculated students and therefore not available to non-degree students.

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Apply to a graduate program as an international student

The application for graduate studies requires all candidates to provide personal and contact information, and educational and professional history.

All programs require a purpose statement for graduate study, professional resume and two letters of recommendation.

Certain programs require additional materials including: test scores, an essay, a paper, an artist portfolio, proof of educational certifications or an advisement meeting.

All non-native English speaking international students must submit either the TOEFL or IELTS score. The minimum TOEFL score is 83, and the Minimum IELTS score is 6.5. 

Once an admission decision has been made, students receive a letter regarding the decision and a referral to the International Student and Scholar Services Office to coordinate the I-20 process.

In order to issue a Certificate of Visa Eligibility (Form I-20), the following three documents must be on file: a copy of the student's Passport ID, a completed SUNY International Student Financial Statement signed and stamped by your the bank and/or sponsor as well as an original bank statement with a bank official's signature and stamp evidencing sufficient funds for one year of tuition.

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