UAlbany offers nearly 125 programs leading to advanced certificates, master's and doctoral degrees. A complete programmatic listing including application requirements and deadlines can be found by viewing our Program Deadlines and Requirements website.
A complete programmatic listing including application requirements and deadlines can be found by viewing our Program Deadlines and Requirements website. Application submission closes at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time on the day of the published deadline.
Some programs have a "rolling" deadline. Since it takes minimally 6 weeks for a decision, programs with rolling deadlines will close either when the program is filled or by the following dates:
Applications for Fall: August 1
Applications for Spring: December 1
Applications for Summer: May 1
For full consideration, your application must be completed (application, fee, and all credentials) by the deadline. While we may forward your application to the department for review if it is late, we cannot guarantee that it will be reviewed or that it will not be penalized. If you expect to submit any part of your application late, please contact the department you are applying to first. Application submission closes at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time on the day of the published deadline.
You can apply non-degree and have up to 12 credits of study applied to the corresponding degree program if the courses are applicable. Please note that non-degree students are not eligible for Federal Financial Aid and there is a $20 application fee. Click here to view the areas available for non-degree study.
Yes, the University offers several online programs. Information about the available programs and courses can be found here.
Currently, the University offers coursework at three campus locations: Uptown Campus, Downtown Campus and East Campus.
In support of the UAlbany Goes Green initiative, the Office of Graduate Admissions no longer offers paper program or application materials. Information about all of our programs and the University can be found on our website at http://www.albany.edu. Additionally, our application process is completely paperless and can be submitted here.
Due to the large number of programs the University offers and the specificity of the curriculum, the Office of Graduate Education does not have staff available to discuss programs. However faculty in the academic departments are happy to answer any questions you may have about their programs. Contact information for the appropriate faculty and staff can be found on the departmental website.
As the number of courses taken each semester and credits required for each program varies, completion time will vary from person to person. Although some departments require students to complete their program in a specific allotted time, the University statute of limitations policy for all others is:
6 years for master’s programs
6 years for certificate programs
8 years for doctoral programs
The University at Albany has a significant variety of funding alternatives designed to provide opportunities for graduate degree students and potential graduate degree students to afford the higher education they seek. Given the breadth of graduate program offerings within our nine colleges and schools, there is no sole source for potential funding information. A summary of funding opportunities can be found here.
Some programs require students to attend full time and others do not. Please check with your department of interest for the specific regulations for their programs.
The schedule of classes varies for each program. To help you gauge the typical time of class for your program, please search the schedule of classes.