Graduate Admissions

At the University at Albany, more than 5,000 graduate students from extraordinarily diverse backgrounds pursue learning in an academic setting recognized for excellence.

Note to International Students:

The University at Albany, SUNY remains committed to welcoming students and scholars from around the world. As an institution of higher education, we draw strength from our diversity and global reach, and from our commitment to inclusive excellence.

The Executive Order issued by the President of the United States on March 6, 2017, may be creating fear and confusion, but we remain committed to recruiting, hosting and supporting international students and scholars. We will continue to review all international applications and will assist admitted students as fully as possible in their efforts to obtain non-immigrant visas to pursue programs of study at our university.

Degree Programs

We offer over 100 degree programs in the natural and physical sciences, computer science, the social sciences, education, the humanities, business, and much more. Learn how to apply to a degree program at the University at Albany.

Combined Undergraduate/Graduate Degree Programs

Undergraduate students in eligible majors may apply for admission into one of our combined undergraduate/graduate degree programs.  To learn more about the available combined programs please click here.

Non-Degree Areas of Study

As a non-degree student, you can earn up to 12 credits in the program area of your choice without matriculating in any specific degree-granting program. Learn how to begin taking courses as a non-degree student.

Certificate Programs

A graduate certificate program can help you expand your skills and strengthen your prospects for promotion. Currently the University at Albany offers more than 25 graduate certificate programs. Learn more about the University at Albany certificate programs that are available and how to apply to them.

International Students

UAlbany’s Office of Graduate Education offers a wide range of services to help international students navigate applications and the admissions and matriculation process. A detailed, step-by-step application process for international students is available.

Begin the Application Process

A Step-by-Step Application Process for degree programs is outlined on this site. An overview of the non-degree application process is also available. When you are ready to begin your application, go directly to our online application.

If you have questions, you will find many of your answers in our Frequently Asked Questions section, and any questions that are not answered can be directed to members of our admissions staff, who can be reached at or by calling (518) 442-3980.

Application Types