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If you have questions about the application process, please email [email protected], call 518-442-3980 during business hours or drop into our virtual office hours

International students: Please also review our Information for International Applicants page.

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Step 1: Gather your application materials

We suggest you have all required elements for your application in place before you apply.

Please read the Instructions for Application Materials below for detailed information on each required material. 

Gather these general application materials: 

  • Transcripts of all post-secondary schools attended 

  • Statement of Background and Goals 

  • Resume 

  • Graduate Assistantship/Fellowship Application 

  • Your recommenders’ names and email addresses 

  • Any program-specific application materials listed above (such as standardized test scores, a writing samples, a portfolio, etc.)

Step 2: Apply for graduate funding

Most tuition scholarships, assistantships and fellowships are offered and administered by academic departments. Please contact your program for information on eligibility and availability. 

You will have the option to apply for an assistantship or fellowship when you fill out your admissions application using the application portal. For more information, visit our Funding Graduate Studies page.

Eligible students can also apply for a funding program that supports our diversity (such as the Graduate Opportunity Program and/or Carson Carr Graduate Diversity Fellowship) by submitting the appropriate application materials with their admissions application. 

Other types of financial aid — including federal loans, work-study, state aid and other types of assistance — are also available to graduate students. We encourage our students to file the FAFSA each year, if they are eligible

Please review these instructions for applying for financial aid as a graduate student

International students: If you plan to attend UAlbany on an F1 student visa, you must document your ability to meet all expenses while attending UAlbany by submitting a financial affidavit and financial documents. Please review our Information for International Applicants page for more information.

Step 3: Submit your standardized test scores

Many graduate programs require applicants to submit standardized test scores, such as the GRE or GMAT. Use the search bar above to determine if your program requires standardized test scores.

International students: If your native language is not English, you’ll have to submit English language proficiency exam scores. Please review our Information for International Applicants page for more information.

Applicants cannot submit photocopies of test results. It can take one to three weeks for official scores to be received from the testing services and processed by the University, so be sure to request your test scores well in advance of the application deadline.

Step 4: Submit your application

Create an account within our application portal, which you will use to submit your application and application fee. Please see the "Using the Application Portal" instructions below for additional information.

Using the Application Portal
PIN/Password

Create an application account in the online application portal. You will then receive an email with a temporary PIN. Once you have entered the PIN, you will be prompted to create a password. This will allow you to return to work on your application over the course of several sessions.  

Your information will be transmitted through a secure server and kept confidential until you complete and submit your application.  

You must enable pop-ups in your application account to ensure it functions properly.

Application Fee

The non-refundable application fee is currently $75 for degree or certificate programs. The University cannot process an application until the required fee has been paid.

You can pay the application fee using a credit card (Visa, Master Card, Discover or American Express) using our application portal

Please note that, once you pay the application fee, you cannot go back and edit your application or upload new materials. If you need to add additional materials after submission, please email [email protected] for assistance.

Application fee waivers are available for some students.

The application fee can also be waived for veterans or their spouses. Please contact the Graduate School at [email protected] for more information.

Application Status

You can use the application portal to check the status of your application, including how many letters of recommendations have been received and whether you’ve been issued an admission decision. 

The Graduate School cannot release application status information, including decisions, over the phone or via email. 

The application portal reflects the most current information from the Graduate School. 

Instructions for Application Materials
Statement of Background and Goals

Most graduate programs require applicants to submit a Statement of Background and Goals with their applications. 

The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program. It should include a brief description of your field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis/career goals.  

If you feel that any aspect of your past that is included in your application could be detrimental to your admission (for example, a poor undergraduate GPA), you should also discuss this problem area and how you have addressed it. 

Most programs do not have formatting requirements for Statements of Background and Goals. However, some do have program-specific requirements.

Departmental Questionnaire

Some graduate programs also request applicants to submit a supplemental questionnaire to assist faculty in assessing applicants’ qualifications. 

Please save the document to your computer before you fill out the form. Once complete, save the finished document again and then upload it to the application portal.

Transcripts

Please upload copies of your transcripts from all post-secondary schools you’ve attended. 

International students: Please also review our Information for International Applicants page for additional instructions. 

Official transcripts from the institution where you earned your highest degree (excluding the University at Albany) will be required upon admission.  

If you have previously attended the University at Albany, you do not need to request a transcript from our Registrar's Office to be sent to Graduate Admissions — unless you are applying to a School of Public Health program through SOPHAS. 

If you are applying through SOPHAS, you will need to request an official transcript be sent directly to SOPHAS.
 

For admitted students

If the institution's Registrar’s Office mails the transcripts directly to you, do not open envelopes containing transcripts as they will become unofficial and will not be accepted.  

If possible, please arrange for the transcript to be mailed directly to the Graduate Admissions Office: 

The Graduate School 
Management Services Center 209 (MSC 209)
University at Albany 
1400 Washington Avenue 
Albany, New York 12222 

If the institution provides electronic delivery of official transcripts, please have them sent to [email protected].

Letters of Recommendation

Most graduate degree programs require applicants to submit three Letters of Recommendation.  

Recommendations can only be submitted online using our application portal.  

Applicants, please log into the portal and enter the names and email addresses of the people who will be writing your Letters of Recommendation. Once your application has been saved, your recommenders will automatically receive the online recommendation form in their email inbox.

If you are applying to multiple programs, you will need to request Letters of Recommendations for each application. Letters of Recommendation cannot be shared between applications.

Standardized Tests

Many graduate programs require applicants to submit standardized test scores, such as the GRE or GMAT.  

International students: If your native language is not English, you’ll have to submit English language proficiency exam scores. Please review our Information for International Applicants page for more information.

It can take one to three weeks for official scores to be received from the testing service and processed by the University, so be sure to request your test scores well in advance of the application deadline.

If you don’t see your test scores reflected on the application portal two to four weeks after your request, please contact the testing agency. 

Applicants cannot submit photocopies of test results. 

Please note that standardized test scores vary by department and year, so the Graduate School does not issue average or minimum scores. Please contact your department directly for this information. 
 

School Codes 

If your program requires test scores, please request official scores be sent to the University at Albany using the following school codes: 

GRE code: 2532 

TOEFL code: 2532 

GMAT codes: 

  • MS Taxation, Full-Time: K6R-ZS-79 
  • MS Taxation, Part Time: K6R-ZS-11 
  • MS Accounting: K6R-ZS-54 
  • MS Professional Accountancy, Full-Time: K6R-ZS-50 
  • MS Professional Accountancy, Part-Time: K6R-ZS-27 
  • MS Accounting Information Systems: K6R-ZS-47 
  • MBA, Full-Time: K6R-ZS-22 
  • MBA, Part-Time: K6R-ZS-22 
     

Test Prep 

UAlbany students have access to various online resources for researching graduate programs, including resources for preparing to take graduate entrance exams — including the GRE, MCAT and LSAT — and licensing exams, such as NCLEX.  

Learn more about UAlbany’s test prep resources:

Deadlines

Application submission closes at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the day of the published deadline. Your application — including your fee and all required materials — must be completed by the deadline for full consideration.  

If your application is late, we may still forward it to the department for review; however, 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 academic department. Departments are not mandated to review incomplete material, so the decision to review an incomplete application is at their discretion. 
 

Rolling deadlines 

Some programs have a rolling deadline.  

It takes at least six weeks for a degree-seeking applicant to receive a decision, so programs with rolling deadlines will close application submissions 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 

Once your application is complete, the Graduate School forwards the materials to the academic department. Most departments start returning decisions four to six weeks after the application deadline. 

While graduate programs can only admit a certain number per cycle, that number varies by department and semester. Please contact your academic department with any questions. 

Once the Graduate School receives the departments’ decisions, we process the paperwork and post your decision letter to the application portal, typically within two business days. 

 

Applying for more than one program 

If you want to submit more than one application, you may create additional applications using the same application portal account.

Items must be individually uploaded into each application and each application will require payment of the application fee. 

 

Changing or deferring your application after submission 

If you have not yet received your admission decision and want to change the program or term of entry on your application, please contact the Graduate School at [email protected]. Applications can be deferred for up to one year after your original application term. 

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Accounting

Accounting
Massry School of Business
Accounting and Law
Deadlines

Priority Review Deadline

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: Not Available


Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: May 1
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available


 No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: Not Available

Admission Deadline for International Students (Full-time is required) is July 1 for the Fall.

Please note: Spring is for Part-time only and can take up to 3 or more years to complete.

Admission is suspended for Fall 2024.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
    One academic reference is required, however two academic references are preferred
  • Resume
  • Statement of Goals
    The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals.
  • GMAT*
    A GMAT waiver is available for current UAlbany undergraduate and graduate students with a GPA of 3.6.
Special Notes

Admission consideration requires students to have an undergraduate degree and completion of a minimum of three credits (one course) in each of the following areas: Financial Accounting, Computer Science, Statistics, and Economics. 

This program is licensure qualifying. 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.  If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

MA

Deadlines and Requirements

MA - Africana Studies

Africana Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Africana, Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies
Deadlines
  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: Rolling
  • Summer: Not Available

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of goals

Available information for International Applicants.

CGS

Deadlines and Requirements

CGS - Africana Studies

Africana Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Africana, Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies
Africana Studies, African American History, Black Community, segregation, Africa
Deadlines
  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: Rolling
  • Summer: Not Available

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of 2.7 GPA and/or 5 years of work experience (any setting)
  • Resume /CV
  • Personal Statement setting out experience, interests, and expectations for the certificate program
  • Three letters of recommendation from supervisors or colleagues, setting out the applicant’s qualifications, interests, and likely professional trajectory, including professional and/or academic references
MA

Deadlines and Requirements

MA - Anthropology

Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Anthropology
Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Ethnology, Linguistics
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: January 15
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available


No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: Not Available
Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE scores*
  • Statement of goals
  • Writing Sample

*The GRE exam requirement is being waived through Fall 2024.

Special Notes

This program offers an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience in the course listing as an option to fulfill course requirements. 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. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

PhD

Deadlines and Requirements

PhD - Anthropology

Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Anthropology
Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Ethnology, Linguistics
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: January 15
  • Spring: Not available
  • Summer: Not Available


No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: April 15
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: Not Available
Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE score*
  • Statement of goals
  • Writing Sample

*The GRE exam requirement is being waived through Fall 2024.

Special Notes

This program offers an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience in the course listing as an option to fulfill course requirements. 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. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Applied Atmospheric Science

Applied Atmospheric Science
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences
Weather, Meteorology, Atmospheric Sciences, climate, water, forecasting
Deadlines
  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: Not Available


There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program. 

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of goals

Applications for the Fall term received by January 15 will receive priority consideration.

Degree Requirements

In addition to the general University at Albany requirements for admission to graduate study, an applicant's undergraduate preparation should include: 

  • BS in Atmospheric Science/Meteorology OR  
  • BS in a related field with a minor and/or specialization/concentration in Atmospheric Science

Note: GRE scores are not required when applying for admission to the MS Applied Atmospheric Science program.

Available information for International Applicants.

Application Review Process

The Atmospheric Science department’s Graduate Recruitment Committee will evaluate and rank each applicant on a holistic view (academic preparation; alignment with the program; diversity, equity and inclusiveness; self-appraisal and areas of personal growth) based on all submitted documents, such as GPA, grades for key courses, recommendations, personal statement, research experiences, any publications and supplemental materials. In addition, there may be an interview by faculty members if they have a specific interest in your application.

For questions about the application review process, contact Paul Roundy at [email protected].

Tips for Writing Your Goals Statement

A goals statement explains why you’re applying to the program and what makes you a strong applicant. A personal statement allows you to differentiate yourself by sharing a little bit about what makes you unique. It should include a brief description of your field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis/career goals.

If you feel that any aspect of your past that is included in your application could be unfavorable to your admission (for example, a poor undergraduate GPA), you should also discuss this problem area and how you have addressed it. This is also an opportunity for you to make a statement about a critical self-appraisal and your personal growth. For example, you may write about how you overcame hurdles and obstacles in the past, and what you have learned from those experiences about yourself. Or you may want to tell us more about your plans or ideas how to be aware of and better respond to challenging situations in your life as a graduate student.

Please include additional information in support of your application or anything that puts your application in a broader context. For example, we are actively working to increase equity, diversity, and inclusion from underrepresented and marginalized groups in our department. You are welcome to discuss how you can enhance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Potentials to our graduate program.

Special Notes

This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component or clinical experience requirement. 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. If you have concerns about this matter, please contact the Dean’s Office of your intended academic program.

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Applied Chemistry

Applied Chemistry
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Chemistry
Organic Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry
Deadlines
  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: Not Available

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Goals

The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals. 

Special Notes

The Organic Chemistry concentration for this program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. 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.  If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Atmospheric Science

Atmospheric Science
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences
Weather, Meteorology, Atmospheric Sciences
Deadlines

Priority Review Deadline

  • Fall: January 5 
  • Spring: Not Available 
  • Summer: Not Available


No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: Not Available
Other Important Dates
  • Before January 5: If you’re applying for admission for the Fall semester, explore research opportunities in advance and contact faculty members with any questions
  • January 5: When you submit your application by this deadline, you are eligible, contingent on offer status, to be invited to visit our department in February
  • Beginning February 1: Offers for RA / TA / ASRC fellowships are sent out to admitted applicants; Invitations to visit DAES/ASRC are sent out
  • End of February: Recruitment visit weekend; More admissions offers are made for self-funded MS positions
  • March-April: Make your decision to accept or decline offer
  • April 15: Final date for applicants to decide on pending offers
  • After April 15: Additional offers for RA / TA positions are made

For more information, please contact Oliver Elison Timm at [email protected].

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of goals

Applications for the Fall term received by January 15th will receive priority consideration.

Application Requirements

In addition to the general University at Albany requirements for admission to graduate study, an applicant's undergraduate preparation should include: 

  • 3 semesters of a college calculus sequence for science/engineering majors, with a course in differential equations
  • 2 calculus-based, college physics courses or related physics and math-based engineering or natural sciences courses
  • At least one college-level chemistry or geochemistry course

Note: GRE scores are not required when applying for admission to the MS Atmospheric Science program.

A student who is deficient in these subjects will be expected to make up the deficiencies during the first year of graduate study, in consultation with their faculty advisor(s). A lack in one or more of these courses does not automatically disqualify a student from admission. Alternative courses, research or work experience that demonstrate a strong background in math and physics can provide equivalent preparation. With the increasing demand for data analysis skills in professional positions, incoming students are expected to have basic skills in at least on computer coding language.

Application Review Process

 The Atmospheric Science department’s Graduate Recruitment Committee will evaluate and rank each applicant on a holistic view (academic preparation; potential for scholarship; alignment with the program; diversity, equity and inclusiveness; self-appraisal and areas of personal growth) based on all submitted documents, such as GPA, grades for key courses, recommendations, statement, research experiences, any publications and supplemental materials. In addition, there may be an interview by faculty members if they have a specific interest in your application.

For questions about the application review process, contact Oliver Elison Timm at [email protected].

Tips for Writing Your Goals Statement

Your statement should explain why you’re applying to the program and what makes you a strong applicant, both of in terms of your scholarly and non-cognitive skills. Your statement also allows you to differentiate yourself by sharing a little bit about what makes you unique. Please include a brief description of your field(s) of interest, related background, desired area of study, and research emphasis/career goals. Additionally, you should address the following items in your statement:

1. If you feel that any aspect of your past that is included in your application could be unfavorable to your admission (for example, a poor undergraduate GPA), you should discuss this aspect and how you have addressed it.


2. Please self-appraise your strengths and weaknesses, along with areas for personal growth that will make you successful in graduate school. For example, you may write about how you overcame obstacles in the past and what you have learned from those experiences about yourself. Or, you may want to tell us more about your plans or ideas on how to be aware of, and better respond to, potentially challenging situations as a graduate student.

3. Please include additional information that puts your application in a broader context. For example, you may write about your service and outreach activities and/or goals, including furthering equity, diversity, and inclusion in STEM for marginalized and minoritized individuals.

What Happens After I Apply?

Individual faculty will communicate directly with prospective students who share similar research interests. All students to be admitted should have identified and mutually agreed academic advisors. UAlbany's Graduate School will make the admission offer for each student once the student-advisor agreement is reached. If funding is offered, in a separate offer letter the academic advisor will be named, and the position and stipend as a research assistant or a teaching assistant will be specified. You will have until April 15 to accept or decline the offer.

PhD

Deadlines and Requirements

PhD - Atmospheric Science

Atmospheric Science
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences
Weather, Meteorology, Atmospheric Sciences
Deadlines

Priority Review Deadline

  • Fall: January 5 
  • Spring: Not Available 
  • Summer: Not Available
     

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: February 1
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: Not Available


No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: Not Available
Other Important Dates
  • Before January 5: If you’re applying for admission for the Fall semester, explore research opportunities in advance and contact faculty members with any questions
  • January 5: When you submit your application by this deadline, you are eligible, contingent on offer status, to be invited to visit our department in February
  • Beginning February 1: Offers for RA / TA / ASRC fellowships are sent out to admitted applicants; Invitations to visit DAES/ASRC are sent out
  • End of February: Recruitment visit weekend; More admissions offers are made for self-funded MS positions
  • March-April: Make your decision to accept or decline offer
  • April 15: Final date for applicants to decide on pending offers
  • After April 15: Additional offers for RA / TA positions are made

For more information, please contact Oliver Elison Timm at [email protected].

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of goals

Applications for the Fall term received by January 15th will receive priority consideration.

Application Requirements

In additional to the general University at Albany requirements for admission to doctoral study, an applicant's undergraduate preparation should include:

  • 3 semesters of a college calculus sequence for science/engineering majors, with a course in differential equations
  • 2 calculus-based college physics courses or related physics and math-based engineering or natural science courses
  • At least one college-level chemistry or geochemistry course

Note: GRE scores are not required when applying for admission to the PhD Atmospheric Science program.

A student who is deficient in these subjects will be expected to make up the deficiencies during the first year of graduate study, in consultation with their faculty advisor(s). A lack in one or more of these courses does not automatically disqualify a student from admission. Alternative courses, research, or work experience that demonstrate a strong background in math and physics can provide equivalent preparation. With the increasing demand of data analysis skills in professional positions, incoming students are expected to have basic skills in at least one computer coding language. We note that a BSc degree in meteorology or atmospheric sciences (or related programs) is sufficient to apply for admission to the PhD program.

Application Review Process

The Atmospheric Science department’s Graduate Recruitment Committee will evaluate and rank each applicant on a holistic view (academic preparation; potential for scholarship; alignment with the program; diversity, equity and inclusiveness; self-appraisal and areas of personal growth) based on all submitted documents, such as GPA, grades for key courses, recommendations, statement, research experiences, any publications and supplemental materials. In addition, there may be an interview by faculty members if they have a specific interest in your application.

For questions about the application review process, contact Oliver Elison Timm at [email protected].

Tips for Writing Your Goals Statement

 Your statement should explain why you’re applying to the program and what makes you a strong applicant, both of in terms of your scholarly and non-cognitive skills. Your statement also allows you to differentiate yourself by sharing a little bit about what makes you unique. Please include a brief description of your field(s) of interest, related background, desired area of study, and research emphasis/career goals. Additionally, you should address the following items in your statement:

1. If you feel that any aspect of your past that is included in your application could be unfavorable to your admission (for example, a poor undergraduate GPA), you should discuss this aspect and how you have addressed it.


2. Please self-appraise your strengths and weaknesses, along with areas for personal growth that will make you successful in graduate school. For example, you may write about how you overcame obstacles in the past and what you have learned from those experiences about yourself. Or, you may want to tell us more about your plans or ideas on how to be aware of, and better respond to, potentially challenging situations as a graduate student.

3. Please include additional information that puts your application in a broader context. For example, you may write about your service and outreach activities and/or goals, including furthering equity, diversity, and inclusion in STEM for marginalized and minoritized individuals.

What Happens After I Apply?

Individual faculty will communicate directly with prospective students who share similar research interests. All students to be admitted should have identified and mutually agreed academic advisors. UAlbany's Graduate School will make the admission offer for each student once the student-advisor agreement is reached. If funding is offered, in a separate offer letter the academic advisor will be named, and the position and stipend as a research assistant or a teaching assistant will be specified. You will have until April 15 to accept or decline the offer.

CGS

Deadlines and Requirements

CGS - Autism

Autism
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Psychology
Deadlines
  • Fall: Rolling  
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Resume
  • Statement of goals
Special Notes

Potential students for the program should hold a bachelor’s degree (or higher) in psychology, education, special education, social work, counseling, school psychology, applied behavior analysis, speech-language pathology or related field. In your Statement of Goals please include a description of your background and how it is related to this program. 

This program is not eligible for federal financial aid.

This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. 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.  If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.   

PhD

Deadlines and Requirements

PhD - Behavioral Neuroscience

Behavioral Neuroscience
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Psychology
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: December 15
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available


 No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: December 15
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available
Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE general test (GRE not required but may be considered.)
  • Statement of goals
Special Notes

This program offers an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience in the course listing as an option to fulfill course requirements. 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. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Biodiversity, Conservation, and Policy

Biodiversity, Conservation, and Policy
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geography & Planning
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: January 15
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: Not Available


No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: Not Available
Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE score
  • Statement of goals
PhD

Deadlines and Requirements

PhD - Biology

Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences
Molecular, Cellular, Developmental & Neural Biology
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: January 15
  • Spring: October 1
  • Summer: Not Available

 No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: June 15
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: Not Available
Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation from professors in biological sciences, with at least one addressing research aptitude and experience
  • Statement of goals

The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program. It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals. Be sure to include mention of professors in the Department of Biological Science that you would consider as mentors for your thesis work.

The GRE is NOT required.

Special Notes

The GRE is NOT required

Late applications will be considered until all departmental assistantships have been filled.

A TOEFL minimum score of 600 (paper) or 100 (internet based) is required to receive a teaching assistantship.

A C1 ranking from EF (Education First) which can be fulfilled with an alternative test:

  • IELTS of 7
  • PTE score of 70
  • Duolingo score of 120 (for tests taken after July 15, 2019).

The Duolingo English Test can be taken online in 1 hour or less and results are available in less than two days.

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Biology

Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences
Molecular, Cellular, Molecular, Cellular, Developmental & Neural Biology, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Deadlines
  • Fall: March 1
  • Spring: October 1
  • Summer: Not Available

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of goals

The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals. 

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Sciences
School of Public Health
School of Public Health, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Deadlines

Priority: January 15
General: March 1
Final: Rolling until August 1 on space available basis

 

Applicants who wish to be considered for a scholarship must submit their application by the priority deadline.  Some scholarships require that applications be received earlier than the published priority deadline. Students who wish to be considered for one of the early submission scholarships should consult our Financing Your Degree page and must submit the degree application and any additional required documents by the stated date for that scholarship.

MS Biomedical Sciences Degree Application

The application and all supporting materials for the MS in Biomedical Sciences must be submitted directly to The Graduate School at the University at Albany


Application Requirements

  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing
  • Grade point average of 3.00 or better
  • A combined total of at least 42 credits in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics.
  • Prior research experience, either through an undergraduate experience, enhanced summer research, or post-baccalaureate degree
  • Applicants are reviewed in the context of academic preparation and performance, potential for success, fit for the graduate program, as well as potential match with mentor

For application specific questions, contact us at [email protected].


International Requirements

  • International students must submit a minimum TOEFL score of 98 or IELTS score of 7.0. We will only accept official scores sent by the testing institution.
  • UAlbany TOEFL code is 2532. We do not use department codes. For electronic IELTS score results reporting, provide the following information to your test center:
    University at Albany (SUNY)
    1400 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12222
  • The TOEFL or IELTS is not required for international students who have completed at least four semesters of full-time study within a four-year time frame from time of application, and maintained at least a B average at a college or university in the United States or a country from an approved list.  For questions regarding English Language Proficiency waivers, please email Soha Acosta at [email protected].


Required Application Materials

Official transcripts

  • Official transcripts from EVERY post-secondary academic institution attended, including college coursework completed during high school, must be sent directly from the institution to the Graduate School. You must report all colleges and universities attended and submit official transcripts, even if your transfer credits are listed on your primary transcript. 

Three letters of recommendation

  • A minimum of two letters must be from academic faculty 
  • At least one letter must be from a university faculty member in the major field of study
  • Letters must be signed and on institutional/organizational letterhead

Personal Statement

  • Why do you wish to pursue a career in biomedical sciences and why are you interested in your chosen area of research?
  • 1500 word limit
  • The personal statement must have well-defined research interests

CV/Resume

PhD

Deadlines and Requirements

PhD - Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Sciences
School of Public Health
School of Public Health, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Deadlines

Priority: January 5

Applicants who wish to be considered for a doctoral graduate assistantship or scholarship must submit their application by the priority deadline.  Some scholarships require that applications be received earlier than the published priority deadline. Students who wish to be considered for one of the early submission scholarships should consult our Financing Your Degree page and must submit the degree application and any additional required documents by the stated date for that scholarship.

Applications may be accepted on a space available basis after the priority deadline. Contact the department directly at [email protected] with questions about submitting your application after the priority deadline.

PhD Biomedical Sciences Degree Application

The application and all supporting materials for the PhD in Biomedical Sciences must be submitted directly to The Graduate School at the University at Albany.


Application Requirements

  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing
  • Grade point average of 3.00 or better
  • A combined total of at least 42 credits in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics.
  • Prior research experience, either through an undergraduate experience, enhanced summer research, or post-baccalaureate degree
  • Applicants are reviewed in the context of academic preparation and performance, potential for success, fit for the graduate program, as well as potential match with mentor

For application specific questions, contact us at [email protected].


International Requirements

  • International students must submit a minimum TOEFL score of 98 or IELTS score of 7.0. We will only accept official scores sent by the testing institution.
  • UAlbany TOEFL code is 2532. We do not use department codes. For electronic IELTS score results reporting, provide the following information to your test center:
    University at Albany (SUNY)
    1400 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12222
  • The TOEFL or IELTS is not required for international students who have completed at least four semesters of full-time study within a four-year time frame from time of application, and maintained at least a B average at a college or university in the United States or a country from an approved list.  For questions regarding English Language Proficiency waivers, please email Soha Acosta at [email protected].


Required Application Materials

Official transcripts

  • Official transcripts from EVERY post-secondary academic institution attended, including college coursework completed during high school, must be sent directly from the institution to the Graduate School. You must report all colleges and universities attended and submit official transcripts, even if your transfer credits are listed on your primary transcript. 

Three letters of recommendation

  • A minimum of two letters must be from academic faculty 
  • At least one letter must be from a university faculty member in the major field of study
  • Letters must be signed and on institutional/organizational letterhead

Personal Statement

  • Why do you wish to pursue a career in biomedical sciences and why are you interested in your chosen area of concentration?
  • 1500 word limit
  • The personal statement must have well-defined research interests

CV/Resume

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Biostatistics

Biostatistics
School of Public Health
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Deadlines

Priority: January 15
General: March 1
Final: Rolling until August 1 on space available basis

Applicants who wish to be considered for a scholarship must submit their application by the priority deadline. Some scholarships require that applications be received earlier than the published priority deadline. Students who wish to be considered for one of the early submission scholarships should consult our Financing Your Degree page and must submit the degree application and any additional required documents by the stated date for that scholarship.

Fee waivers are available for the first program you apply to in SOPHAS to cover the initial $145 application fee. There are three types of fee waivers: financial-based, service-based, and international-based. You may only apply for one type of fee waiver, and the waiver request must be submitted before you submit your SOPHAS application. Fee waivers are granted on a first come, first served basis, so you are strongly encouraged to apply before the priority deadline when requesting a waiver. For more information, visit SOPHAS Fees and Fee Waivers.

Applications are accepted for all programs on a space available basis after the published deadlines. Contact us at [email protected] or 518-402-0361 with any questions.

MS Biostatistics Degree Application

The application and all supporting materials for the MS in Biostatistics must be submitted through SOPHAS

Visit the SOPHAS Applicant Help Center for help with starting your SOPHAS application.

 

Application Requirements

  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing
  • Grade point average of 3.00 or better
  • It is very strongly recommended* to have an undergraduate major in mathematics, statistics, computer science, the biological, physical or social sciences
  • One semester in linear algebra, multivariate calculus and computer programming

*An applicant’s undergraduate major preferably should have been in the mathematical and/or statistical sciences. Students lacking preparation in these areas must make up such deficiencies.

For application specific questions, contact us at [email protected].

 

International Requirements

  • International students must submit a minimum TOEFL score of 98 or IELTS score of 7.0. We will only accept official scores sent by the testing institution.
  • UAlbany SOPHAS TOEFL code is 5688. We do not use department codes. 
  • The TOEFL or IELTS is not required for international students who have completed at least four semesters of full-time study within a four-year time frame from time of application, and maintained at least a B average at a college or university in the United States or a country from an approved list.  For questions regarding English Language Proficiency waivers, please email Soha Acosta at [email protected].
  • International students must request a transcript evaluation from World Education Services (WES). The WES evaluation must be sent directly to SOPHAS, NOT the University at Albany or the School of Public Health.


Required Application Materials

Official Transcripts 

  • Official transcripts from EVERY post-secondary academic institution attended, including college coursework completed during high school, must be sent directly from the institution to SOPHAS. You must report all colleges and universities attended and submit official transcripts, even if your transfer credits are listed on your primary transcript. See Sending Official Transcripts for more guidelines.
  • UAlbany students must have an official UAlbany transcript sent directly to SOPHAS.
  • Applicants who use the transcript entry service provided by SOPHAS should note that the entry process adds TWO FULL WEEKS to the time it takes for an application to be verified and considered complete by the admissions committee.


Standardized Exam

  • The standardized test requirement may be waived for applicants who have completed a graduate degree program from an accredited US institution and received a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the program. Applicants should consult directly with the department to determine waiver eligibility. 

Three letters of recommendation

  • A minimum of two letters must be from academic faculty 
  • At least one letter must be from a university faculty member in the major field of study
  • Applicants who have been out of school for five or more years may submit professional references
  • Letters must be signed and on institutional/organizational letterhead

 

Personal Statement

  • Why do you wish to pursue a career in public health and why are you interested in your chosen area of study?
  • 2-page limit
  • The personal statement must have well-defined research interests and should be very specific in nature

 

CV/Resume

 

Application Submission

Applicants should submit their application as soon as the items you have control over are complete (personal statement, resume/CV, institutions attended, coursework entry, and all other required sections of the online application). Test scores, transcripts and letters of recommendation will be added as they are received, after which SOPHAS will begin verifying your application.

Applications will not be reviewed until all required items, including official transcripts, official test scores, and required letters of recommendation, have been received and your application has been verified.  Please note that once SOPHAS has received all of your application materials, it may take up to 4 full weeks to be verified by SOPHAS.  Be sure to request all transcripts, recommendations, and standardized test scores in advance so that your application can be completed and verified by the specified application deadline.

PhD

Deadlines and Requirements

PhD - Biostatistics

Biostatistics
School of Public Health
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Deadlines

Priority: January 5

Applicants who wish to be considered for a doctoral graduate assistantship or scholarship must submit their application by the priority deadline.  Some scholarships require that applications be received earlier than the published priority deadline. Students who wish to be considered for one of the early submission scholarships should consult our Financing Your Degree page and must submit the degree application and any additional required documents by the stated date for that scholarship.

Fee waivers are available for the first program you apply to in SOPHAS to cover the initial $145 application fee. There are three types of fee waivers: financial-based, service-based, and international-based. You may only apply for one type of fee waiver, and the waiver request must be submitted before you submit your SOPHAS application. Fee waivers are granted on a first come, first served basis, so applicants are strongly encouraged to apply before the priority deadline when requesting a waiver. For more information, visit SOPHAS Fees and Fee Waivers.

Applications may be accepted on a space available basis after the priority deadline. Contact the department directly at [email protected] with questions about submitting your application after the priority deadline.

PhD Biostatistics Degree Application

The application and all supporting materials for the PhD in Biostatistics must be submitted through SOPHAS.

Visit the SOPHAS Applicant Help Center for help with starting your SOPHAS application.

 

Application Requirements

  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing
  • MS degree in Biostatistics is strongly recommended
  • Grade point average of 3.00 or better
  • It is very strongly recommended* to have an undergraduate major in mathematics, statistics, computer science, the biology, physical or social sciences
  • One semester in linear algebra, multivariate calculus and computer programming

*Students with undergraduate majors in areas other than those listed may be admitted on the basis of relevant work experience and course work as a non-major in the recommended disciplines. Linear algebra, multivariate calculus and computer programming are required for the successful completion of the program.  Highly qualified students who are deficient in these prerequisites may make up such deficiencies.

For application specific questions, contact us at [email protected].

 

International Requirements

  • International students must submit a minimum TOEFL score of 98 or IELTS score of 7.0. We will only accept official scores sent by the testing institution.
  • UAlbany SOPHAS TOEFL code is 5688. We do not use department codes. 
  • The TOEFL or IELTS is not required for international students who have completed at least four semesters of full-time study within a four-year time frame from time of application, and maintained at least a B average at a college or university in the United States or a country from an approved list.  For questions regarding English Language Proficiency waivers, please email Soha Acosta at [email protected].
  • International students must request a transcript evaluation from World Education Services (WES). The WES evaluation must be sent directly to SOPHAS, NOT the University at Albany or the School of Public Health.


Required Application Materials

Official transcripts 

  • Official transcripts from EVERY post-secondary academic institution attended, including college coursework completed during high school, must be sent directly from the institution to SOPHAS. You must report all colleges and universities attended and submit official transcripts, even if your transfer credits are listed on your primary transcript. See Sending Official Transcripts for more guidelines.
  • UAlbany students must have an official UAlbany transcript sent directly to SOPHAS.
  • Applicants who use the transcript entry service provided by SOPHAS should note that the entry process adds TWO FULL WEEKS to the time it takes for an application to be verified and considered complete by the admissions committee.

 

Standardized Exam

  • The standardized test requirement may be waived for applicants who have completed a graduate degree program from an accredited US institution and received a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the program. Applicants should consult directly with the department to determine waiver eligibility.   
     

Three letters of recommendation

  • A minimum of two letters must be from academic faculty 
  • At least one letter must be from a university faculty member in the major field of study
  • Applicants who have been out of school for five or more years may submit professional references
  • Letters must be signed and on institutional/organizational letterhead

 

Personal Statement

  • Why do you wish to pursue a career in public health and why are you interested in your chosen area of study?
  • 2-page limit
  • The personal statement must have well-defined research interests and should be very specific in nature

 

CV/Resume

    

Application Submission

Applicants should submit their application as soon as the items you have control over are complete (personal statement, resume/CV, institutions attended, coursework entry, and all other required sections of the online application). Test scores, transcripts and letters of recommendation will be added as they are received, after which SOPHAS will begin verifying your application.

Applications will not be reviewed until all required items, including official transcripts, official test scores, and required letters of recommendation, have been received and your application has been verified.  Please note that once SOPHAS has received all of your application materials, it may take up to 4 full weeks to be verified by SOPHAS.  Be sure to request all transcripts, recommendations, and standardized test scores in advance so that your application can be completed and verified by the specified application deadline.

MBA

Deadlines and Requirements

MBA - Business Administration

Business Administration
Massry School of Business
Massry School of Business
1-year, 2-year, 1 year, 2 year, one year, two year, evening, weekend
How to Apply
Admission Deadlines
  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: Rolling
  • Summer: May 1

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis as space remains available.

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Resume (3 years of post-baccalaureate full-time work experience required)
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended
  • Official GMAT scores (or equivalent graduate test score. GRE, LSAT, etc.)*
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of goals
    The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program. It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals.

*Waived through Fall 2024

GMAT Waiver Requirements
  • 3.6+ undergraduate GPA and required 3 years of work experience
  • 3.2+ undergraduate GPA and 5+ years of full-time work experience
  • Non degree study path
    • Apply to the program as a non-degree seeking student
      • Requires Resume and Transcripts only
    • Take 9-12 program credits and achieve a GPA Of 3.3 or better to waive the GMAT on your degree application.

To request a waiver, simply include a brief statement in your application.

MBA

Deadlines and Requirements

MBA - Business Administration

Business Administration
Massry School of Business
Massry School of Business
1-year, 2-year, 1 year, 2 year, one year, two year, evening, weekend
How to Apply
Deadlines
  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all degree-granting institutions
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Statement of Goals
    The statement will be one or two pages long. It should discuss what value you will add to your cohort and how you plan to leverage the program in your career progression. It should include a brief description of your field of interest, related background, and career goals.
  • GMAT, GRE or Executive Assessment Score*

    *The GMAT/GRE/Executive Assessment requirement is waived through Fall 2024.
MBA

Deadlines and Requirements

MBA - Business Administration

Business Administration
Massry School of Business
Massry School of Business
1-year, 2-year, 1 year, 2 year, one year, two year, evening, weekend
How to Apply
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: May 15
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available


 No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: June 15
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis as space remains available.

Required Application Materials
  •  
  • Applicants apply for admission into one of six MBA Concentrations 
    • Cyber Security, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS), Information Systems and Business Analytics (ISBA), and Marketing 
    • Preference will be given to those who have focused on the area of proposed concentration in their undergraduate program of study 
  • Transcripts from all schools attended  
    • A 3.4 or higher undergraduate GPA and a minimum grade of B+/3.3 in all required business major courses  
  • Three letters of recommendation 
    • Minimum of two academic references are required 
  • Resume 
  • Statement of goals 
    • The statement is one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program. It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals. 
  •  
MBA

Deadlines and Requirements

MBA - Business Administration

Business Administration
Massry School of Business
Massry School of Business
1-year, 2-year, 1 year, 2 year, one year, two year, evening, weekend
How to Apply
Admission Deadlines
  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: Rolling
  • Summer: May 1

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis as space remains available.

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Resume (3 years of post-baccalaureate full-time work experience required)
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended
  • Official GMAT scores (or equivalent graduate test score. GRE, LSAT, etc.)*
    • Test score waivers available: See note below
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of goals
    The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program. It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals.

Available information for International Applicants.

*The GMAT requirement has been waived for Fall 2024.

GMAT Waiver Requirements
  • 3.6+ undergraduate GPA and required 3 years of work experience
  • 3.2+ undergraduate GPA and 5+ years of full-time work experience
  • Non degree study path
    • Apply to the program as a non-degree seeking student
      • Requires Resume and Transcripts only
    • Take 9-12 program credits and achieve a GPA Of 3.3 or better to waive the GMAT on your degree application.

To request a waiver, simply include a brief statement in your application.

MBA

Deadlines and Requirements

MBA - Business Administration

Business Administration
Massry School of Business
Massry School of Business
1-year, 2-year, 1 year, 2 year, one year, two year, evening, weekend
How to Apply
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: April 1
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available


 No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: June 15
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis as space remains available.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
    One academic reference is required, however two academic references are preferred
  • Resume
  • Statement of goals
    The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals.
  • Official GMAT scores*

The GMAT will be waived as a requirement for admission to the MBA full time program through Fall 2024.

Available information for International Applicants.

Special Notes

A GMAT waiver is available for current UAlbany undergraduates, or students graduating from AACSB-accredited institutions, with a GPA of 3.6. In some cases, we will accept GRE or LSAT scores. To request a waiver, simply include a brief statement in your application.

This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. 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.  If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.   

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Business Analytics

Business Analytics
Massry School of Business
Information Systems and Business Analytics
Business Analytics, Data Analytics, Financial Analysis, data science, data research analyst, marketing analyst, Business intelligence
Admissions Requirements
Deadlines

 Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: April 1
  • Spring: Not available
  • Summer: Not available

No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: June 15
  • Spring: Not available
  • Summer: Not available
Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE/GMAT scores (Note: The GRE/GMAT requirement has been waived for Fall 2024)
  • Statement of Purpose

 

Special Notes

Admission consideration requires students to have previous quantitative analysis, Excel and programming experience. Students entering the program are expected to have completed the following UAlbany courses or their equivalents:

  • Quantitative Analysis for Business
  • Advanced Excel with Visual Basic for Applications
  • Advanced Programming

Applicants may be offered conditional admission and allowed to complete these admission requirements prior to the start of the degree program.

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Chemistry

Chemistry
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Chemistry
Deadlines
  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: Not Available

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of goals

The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program. It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals. 

PhD

Deadlines and Requirements

PhD - Chemistry

Chemistry
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Chemistry
Deadlines

Early Admission Consideration

  • Fall: December 15
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: Not Available

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: January 15
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: Not Available


 No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: Not Available
Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE test scores* (GRE subject test recommended)
  • Statement of goals

*Waived through Fall 2024

The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals.

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Childhood Education

Childhood Education
School of Education
Department of Literacy Teaching & Learning
reading and literacy, Professional Teacher Certification
Deadlines
  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 15
  • Summer: May 1

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • A teacher certification in childhood/elementary level from any state, or NYS professional certification in any area
  • Transcripts from all schools attended (with at least a 3.0 GPA)
  • Three letters of recommendation (see Special Notes below)
  • Program-specific application questions


Special Notes

This program is available fully online. This program leads to NYS professional certification if you hold a NYS initial. This program does not lead to certification as a Literacy Specialist. This program is not available to international applicants.

The Childhood Education program requires three letters of recommendation. At least one letter should be from a college/university professor/instructor.  The other two letters can come from individuals who have observed you in a professional context. All the recommendations should come from people who would be able to evaluate your capability for academic success.

Complete all questions on the application and take your time with the written questions. We read your responses carefully, not only for what you say but also to learn how you express your thoughts in writing. Be candid about your goals, experiences, and your own literacy abilities.

This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. 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.  If applicants have concerns about this matter, please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

 

Available information for applicants.

PhD

Deadlines and Requirements

PhD - Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Psychology
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: December 1
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available


 No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: December 1
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available
Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE general test scores are preferred but not required
  • Statement of goals
Special Notes

This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. 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.  If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

PhD

Deadlines and Requirements

PhD - Cognitive Psychology

Cognitive Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Psychology
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: January 15
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available


 No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: January 15
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available
Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of goals

The GRE general test is not required but may be considered.

Special Notes

The SUBJECT GRE exam is not required, but is strongly recommended.

This program offers an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience in the course listing as an option to fulfill course requirements. 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. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

CGS

Deadlines and Requirements

CGS - Communication

Communication
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Communication
Strategic Communication, Organizational Communication
Deadlines
  • Fall: Rolling  
  • Spring: Rolling  
  • Summer: Rolling 

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Writing Sample

Personal Statement

 Your personal statement should inform the Admissions Committee about what you hope to gain from studying Communication at the graduate level. In particular, your statement should be informative about:

  • How you expect graduate studies in Communication to be relevant to and supportive of your plans and goals after your receive your degree
  • What you hope to learn as a graduate student and how that will benefit you
  • What it is about the UAlbany program in particular that led you to apply here


 Applicants are kindly asked not to utilize AI assistance or automated writing services when constructing the personal goals statement. This statement is a vital component of an application, offering an opportunity to showcase your authentic voice, motivations, and unique experiences. The admissions committee values your genuine aspirations and personal connection to our program. Please let your own thoughts and words convey your passion and suitability. AI-assisted writing tends to be recognizably formulaic, making it difficult for the review committee to feel confident in recommending admission.
 

Writing Sample

Your writing sample should demonstrate your ability to analyze and reason about the claims and thinking presented in others’ texts, and to write arguments supporting your claims. Papers that summarize or evaluate or dispute others’ work but do not analyze it, are less helpful to the admissions committee in discerning your ability to do the kind of writing required in our classes. Press releases or other professional writing, or creative writing, generally do not reveal abilities relevant to the kind of writing you would be asked to do in our classes.

You can submit a sample of writing you did in the past that presents an analysis and argument about materials you read. This may have been written to fulfill a class assignment or a work-related report or recommendation. If you have a writing sample of this kind, please include it with your application, adding an explanation of the assignment or task you were fulfilling.

OR

You can write a new essay to submit with your application in response to the following assignment: In an essay of 700-1,000 words, provide reasons for agreeing or disagreeing with the argument that David Bohm is making about communication in his short essay "On Communication".


Note: In submitting your writing sample, you are guaranteeing that it is entirely your own work, both in regard to the content and the actual writing. If you are admitted to the program, and it is later found that your writing sample was not original work created solely by you, that would be grounds for dismissal from the program.

 

For questions about application materials and procedures, and application status, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at [email protected].

Special Notes

Please Note: This program is not eligible for federal financial aid.

PhD

Deadlines and Requirements

PhD - Communication

Communication
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Communication
Health Communication, Political Communication, Organizational Communication
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: February 1 
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available


 No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: February 1 
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available
Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE test scores
  • Statement of Goals
  • Writing Sample

Letters of Recommendation

Letters should come from university faculty with whom you studied, preferably more senior, permanent faculty. Letters from employers or work associates do not provide information about your ability as a student. If you have been out of touch with faculty with whom you studied and cannot supply letters from academic sources, you should contact the Communication department’s Director of Graduate Studies for advice.
 

Personal Statement

Your personal statement should inform the Admissions Committee about what you hope to gain from studying Communication at the graduate level. In particular, your statement should be informative about:

  • How you expect graduate studies in Communication to be relevant to and supportive of your plans and goals after your receive your degree
  • What you hope to learn as a graduate student and how that will benefit you
  • What it is about the UAlbany program in particular that led you to apply here


 Applicants are kindly asked not to utilize AI assistance or automated writing services when constructing the personal goals statement. This statement is a vital component of an application, offering an opportunity to showcase your authentic voice, motivations, and unique experiences. The admissions committee values your genuine aspirations and personal connection to our program. Please let your own thoughts and words convey your passion and suitability. AI-assisted writing tends to be recognizably formulaic, making it difficult for the review committee to feel confident in recommending admission.
 

Writing Sample

Your writing sample should demonstrate your ability to analyze and reason about the claims and thinking presented in others’ texts, and to write arguments supporting your claims. Papers that summarize or evaluate or dispute others’ work but do not analyze it, are less helpful to the admissions committee in discerning your ability to do the kind of writing required in our classes. Press releases or other professional writing, or creative writing, generally do not reveal abilities relevant to the kind of writing you would be asked to do in our classes.

You can submit a sample of writing you did in the past that presents an analysis and argument about materials you read. This may have been written to fulfill a class assignment or a work-related report or recommendation. If you have a writing sample of this kind, please include it with your application, adding an explanation of the assignment or task you were fulfilling.

OR

You can write a new essay to submit with your application in response to the following assignment: In an essay of 700-1,000 words, provide reasons for agreeing or disagreeing with the argument that David Bohm is making about communication in his short essay "On Communication".


Note: In submitting your writing sample, you are guaranteeing that it is entirely your own work, both in regard to the content and the actual writing. If you are admitted to the program, and it is later found that your writing sample was not original work created solely by you, that would be grounds for dismissal from the program.

 

GRE Scores

GRE scores are required with all PhD applications. We look for a minimum score of 1,000 combined (old paper-based scoring) or approximately 300 combined (new computer-based scoring).

 

TOEFL/IELTS Scores

All international applicants must submit TOEFL or IEFLTS scores except for those who have earned BA or MA degrees in English-speaking countries. In general, the minimum TOEFL score required for admission to our graduate program is 580 (paper-based total), 237 (computer-based total) or 93 (internet-based total). The minimum IELTS score is 7.0.

 

For questions about application materials and procedures, and application status, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at [email protected].

Special Notes

This program offers an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience in the course listing as an option to fulfill course requirements. 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. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

MA

Deadlines and Requirements

MA - Communication

Communication
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Communication
Organizational Communication, Political Communication, Health Communication, Interpersonal/Intercultural Communication
Deadlines
  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: Rolling
  • Summer: Rolling

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program..

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Goals
  • Writing Sample

Letters of Recommendation

Letters should come from university faculty with whom you studied, preferably more senior, permanent faculty. Letters from employers or work associates do not provide information about your ability as a student. If you have been out of touch with faculty with whom you studied and cannot supply letters from academic sources, you should contact the Communication department’s Director of Graduate Studies for advice.
 

Personal Statement

 Your personal statement should inform the Admissions Committee about what you hope to gain from studying Communication at the graduate level. In particular, your statement should be informative about:

  • How you expect graduate studies in Communication to be relevant to and supportive of your plans and goals after your receive your degree
  • What you hope to learn as a graduate student and how that will benefit you
  • What it is about the UAlbany program in particular that led you to apply here


 Applicants are kindly asked not to utilize AI assistance or automated writing services when constructing the personal goals statement. This statement is a vital component of an application, offering an opportunity to showcase your authentic voice, motivations, and unique experiences. The admissions committee values your genuine aspirations and personal connection to our program. Please let your own thoughts and words convey your passion and suitability. AI-assisted writing tends to be recognizably formulaic, making it difficult for the review committee to feel confident in recommending admission.
 

Writing Sample

Your writing sample should demonstrate your ability to analyze and reason about the claims and thinking presented in others’ texts, and to write arguments supporting your claims. Papers that summarize or evaluate or dispute others’ work but do not analyze it, are less helpful to the admissions committee in discerning your ability to do the kind of writing required in our classes. Press releases or other professional writing, or creative writing, generally do not reveal abilities relevant to the kind of writing you would be asked to do in our classes.

You can submit a sample of writing you did in the past that presents an analysis and argument about materials you read. This may have been written to fulfill a class assignment or a work-related report or recommendation. If you have a writing sample of this kind, please include it with your application, adding an explanation of the assignment or task you were fulfilling.

OR

You can write a new essay to submit with your application in response to the following assignment: In an essay of 700-1,000 words, provide reasons for agreeing or disagreeing with the argument that David Bohm is making about communication in his short essay "On Communication".


Note: In submitting your writing sample, you are guaranteeing that it is entirely your own work, both in regard to the content and the actual writing. If you are admitted to the program, and it is later found that your writing sample was not original work created solely by you, that would be grounds for dismissal from the program.
 

GRE Scores

Applicants to the MA program do not need to submit GRE scores.
 

TOEFL/IELTS Scores

All international applicants must submit TOEFL or IEFLTS scores except for those who have earned BA or MA degrees in English-speaking countries. In general, the minimum TOEFL score required for admission to our graduate program is 580 (paper-based total), 237 (computer-based total) or 93 (internet-based total). The minimum IELTS score is 7.0.

 

For questions about application materials and procedures, and application status, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at [email protected].

 

Special Notes

This program offers an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience in the course listing as an option to fulfill course requirements. 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. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

CGS

Deadlines and Requirements

CGS - Community College Leadership

Community College Leadership
School of Education
Department of Educational Policy & Leadership
education policy and leadership, global education, higher education
Deadlines
  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: Rolling
  • Summer: Rolling

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
    Letters of recommendation should include one from a supervisor or colleague outlining the applicant's qualifications, interest, and likely trajectory, and one professional/academic reference.


Supplemental Documents

Resume

Personal Statement
The personal statement should include experience, interest, and expectations for the certificate program.

 

*A minimum GPA of 3.0 and/or 5 years of work experience (any setting).

Special Notes

Please note, this program is not eligible for federal financial aid.

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Computational Physics

Computational Physics
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Physics
Admission Requirements
Deadlines
  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: Rolling
  • Summer: Not Available

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of goals

You should specify your career goals and research interests in the Statement of Goals. This will not be interpreted as a strict commitment on your part to the particular field of study and research.

Available information for International Applicants.

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Computer Science

Computer Science
College of Nanotechnology, Science, and Engineering
Department of Computer Science
Computer Science
Deadlines

No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: April 1
  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer: Not Available
Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
Special Notes

Students are expected to have an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a closely related field. Students are expected to have taken courses in object-oriented programing, data structures, algorithms, discrete math, programming languages, system fundamentals, software engineering, calculus, linear algebra, probability, and statistics.

Discrete Mathematics Exam: a proficiency examination in Discrete Mathematics is given at the beginning of the first semester of graduate study. Students who do not pass this examination are required to pass a departmentally approved remedial program. Students can complete this requirement by taking Discrete Mathematics with Applications (this course can count as an elective for the program).

This program offers an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience in the course listing as an option to fulfill course requirements. 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. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

PhD

Deadlines and Requirements

PhD - Computer Science

Computer Science
College of Nanotechnology, Science, and Engineering
Department of Computer Science
Computer Science
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: January 15
  • Spring: October 1
  • Summer: Not Available


 No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: April 1
  • Spring: October 1
  • Summer: Not Available
Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
Special Notes

This program offers an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience in the course listing as an option to fulfill course requirements. 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. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

CGS

Deadlines and Requirements

CGS - Computing Education

Computing Education
School of Education
Department of Educational Theory & Practice
Computer Games, Instructional Technology, Educational Computing, Informatics, Computer Science
Deadlines
  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: Rolling
  • Summer: Rolling

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Goals

Completed applications that meet all admission criteria are typically reviewed within two weeks of receipt.

Please note, this program is not eligible for federal financial aid.

PhD

Deadlines and Requirements

PhD - Counseling Psychology

Counseling Psychology
School of Education
Department of Educational & Counseling Psychology
mental health and counseling psychology
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

Fall: December 1
Spring: Not Available
Summer: Not Available
 

No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

Fall: December 1
Spring: Not Available
Summer: Not Available

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement: The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals. 
  • Please indicate in your personal statement which faculty member you would prefer as a mentor:

Supplemental Documents

  • Resume
Special Notes

At least 18 credits of undergraduate psychology credit is required, of which it must include statistics and either abnormal psychology or personality.

This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. 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.  If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

MA

Deadlines and Requirements

MA - Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice
School of Criminal Justice
School of Criminal Justice
Information Technology, Crime Causation, Prevention, and Intervention, Justice Systems, Problem Solving & Analysis, juris doctor, jd, lawyer, law, jd law, attorney, doctor of law
Deadlines
  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: January 1
  • Summer: Not Available

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE scores*
  • Statement of Goals

The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program. It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals.


*The GRE has been waived for fall 2024. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE), or other standardized test, is required for all applicants to the M.A. program except when the Graduate Admissions Committee elects to waive the requirement based on special circumstances, e.g. hardship or demonstration of significant professional accomplishments. The department will also accept LSAT and GMAT scores in lieu of the GRE.

 

Special Notes

This program offers an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience in the course listing as an option to fulfill course requirements. 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. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

PhD

Deadlines and Requirements

PhD - Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice
School of Criminal Justice
School of Criminal Justice
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

Fall: December 31
Spring: Not Available
Summer: Not Available
 

No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

Fall: December 31
Spring: Not Available
Summer: Not Available

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE scores
  • Statement of goals

The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals.

Special Notes

This program offers an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience in the course listing as an option to fulfill course requirements. 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. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

MA / MSW

Deadlines and Requirements

MA / MSW - Criminal Justice / Social Work

Criminal Justice / Social Work
School of Criminal Justice
School of Criminal Justice
Clinical, Management
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

Fall: February 29 at 11:59pm
Spring: Not Available
Summer: Not Available

No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

Fall: February 29 at 11:59pm
Spring: Not Available
Summer: Not Available

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Resume/CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • Recommenders should have a professional relationship to you, such as a supervisor or a professor. They should NOT have a personal relationship to you, such as a friend or family member.
    • Recommenders should be able to speak to any one or more of the following areas regarding the applicant's: Potential for professional social work practice; Experience in human service (work or volunteer); or Academic ability.
  • Statement of Background and Goals
    • INSTRUCTIONS:
      Please write a 3-5 page, double spaced essay in 12-point font that incorporates your responses to the three areas listed below. Do not write three separate responses. Overall, we are looking for you to show that you understand the social work profession, are committed to its mission, and are ready for graduate-level field education and coursework.
    • Self-Awareness in the Service of Others
      In the field of social work, one’s values, attitudes, and beliefs can influence our practice with clients. The experience of graduate social work education includes constant self-awareness and personal growth.  Describe a situation in which your values, attitudes, and beliefs were challenged. How did you respond?  How can challenging yourself to examine your values, attitudes, and beliefs improve your ability to provide services for clients, families, communities, and organizations as a social worker in the future?
    • Social Justice Values
      Describe how you have incorporated the social work value of social justice into an experience within one of the following areas: academic setting (e.g. classroom discussions, peer interactions); professional setting (volunteer or paid work); community setting (e.g. social group, self-identity group, family, hobby).
    • Readiness for Coursework and Field Education
      Identify your areas of strength and areas for improvement relevant to managing multiple responsibilities, receiving constructive feedback, and maintaining personal and professional boundaries. Discuss your plans for simultaneously managing the rigorous demands of graduate education and fieldwork.
    • OPTIONAL: Additional Information
      Note: This section only applies if you have any additional information that you would like to discuss in your statement of background and goals.
      In one page or less, please include any additional information that you would believe would help us understand you as an applicant including, but not limited to:
      transcripts (e.g. undergraduate GPA lower than a 3.0, multiple graduate degrees, failed field internship); resume (e.g. gaps in employment, little or no paid work or volunteer experience, changes in career or major); recommendations (e.g. no academic or professional reference, use of a personal reference); goals statement (e.g. did not answer one of the questions); or any other circumstance you would like the review committee to take into consideration.
Special Notes

This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. 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.  If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

CAS

Deadlines and Requirements

CAS - Curriculum and Instruction

Curriculum and Instruction
School of Education
Department of Educational Theory & Practice
curriculum and instruction, Learning, Teaching, & Teacher Education, Learning Sciences & Technology, Language & Technology, Literacy, Language, & Culture, Science & Mathematics Education, teaching english to speakers of other languages, Society, Equity, & Social Studies
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: February 25
  • Spring: November 19
  • Summer: February 25


No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: Rolling
  • Summer: Rolling
Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation (At least two letters of academic recommendation from Professors)
  • GRE
  • Statement of Goals
Special Notes

Two of the three required letters of recommendation must be academic. Please check with the department to see if applications are being accepted after the published deadline date. Applications for all three semesters will be reviewed two weeks following deadline (excluding holidays and vacation weeks) with the latest notification two weeks following review.

This program is not eligible for federal financial aid.

Please note: This program offers an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience in the course listing as an option to fulfill course requirements. 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. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

PhD

Deadlines and Requirements

PhD - Curriculum and Instruction

Curriculum and Instruction
School of Education
Department of Educational Theory & Practice
curriculum and instruction
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: February 25
  • Spring: November 19
  • Summer: February 25


No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: Rolling
  • Summer: Rolling

Applicants to the PhD program are encouraged to complete their applications by June 1 for admission in the Fall semester and December 1 for admission in the Spring semester. (Exceptions to these suggested deadlines will be made on a case-by-case basis following a review of materials.)

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation (Two of the three required letters of recommendation must be from faculty addressing applicant's potential to succeed in the PhD program.)
  • GRE
  • Statement of Background and Goals
Special Notes

Please note: This program offers an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience in the course listing as an option to fulfill course requirements. 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. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology

Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology
School of Education
Department of Educational Theory & Practice
curriculum and instruction, Professional Teacher Certification, CDIT
Required Credentials & Deadlines
  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: Rolling
  • Summer: Rolling

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials:

  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Applicants need a 3.0 GPA to be eligible
  • Three letters of recommendation (At least one letter should be from a past professor, or someone who has worked with you in an academic setting and can evaluate your academic capability. The other two can come from individuals who have observed you in a professional context.  All the recommendations should come from people who would be able to evaluate your capability for academic success; who can evaluate your substantial work in education or your current field; who supervise your work in current employment and can speak to your capacity for collaborating, managing multiple projects simultaneously, as well as working independently; or who have observed your effectiveness in a professional or human-service context.  At least two letters of recommendation should provide evidence that you can succeed in graduate education.)
  • Statement of Goals. Guiding questions for Statement of Goals.
  • Copy of teaching certificate if applicable

For students holding initial NY State Initial Teaching Certification and seeking NY State Professional Teacher Certification, please visit the NYSED Master's Degree requirement website for regulations concerning appropriate degrees.

Special Notes

Completed applications that meet all admission criteria are typically reviewed within two weeks of receipt.

Please note that as of Spring 2017 admission and forward this program will require an overall TOEFL score of 85 or better, with no section below 20 for all International applicants who originate from non-English speaking countries. Applicants who have taken IELTS in lieu of TOEFL will need a minimum overall score of 6.5 with no section below 6.5 except for writing which cannot be below 5.5.

For students holding initial NY State Initial Teaching Certification and seeking NY State Professional Teacher Certification, please visit the NYSED Master's Degree requirement website for regulations concerning appropriate degrees.

Please note: This program offers an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience in the course listing as an option to fulfill course requirements. 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. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Data Science

Data Science
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Deadlines
  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Statement of goals
CGS

Deadlines and Requirements

CGS - Demography

Demography
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Sociology
demography, demographics, Sociology
Admissions Requirements
Deadlines

Fall: May 15

Spring: December 1

Summer: Not Available

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Resume/CV
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Official GRE scores (GRE scores greater than 5 years old will not be accepted)

To request a GRE waiver, please complete this GRE Waiver Request Form and email [email protected].


Supplemental Documents

  • Statement of Goals- The statement is generally one to two pages discussing why you want to enroll in the program and what you wish to get out of the program. It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background and career goals.
  • Writing sample

Available information for International Applicants.

 

Application Information for Current UAlbany Students

Current UAlbany students should login to MyUAlbany and follow these steps to apply:

  1. In the MyUAlbany portal, select the Graduate Education tab at the top of the page.
  2. At the bottom left of the page under Application and Graduation Information, select Supplemental Degree Application.
  3. Click on the Supplemental Degree Application icon.
  4. Click the Add to Cart button.
  5. Fill out the form. 
    1. Select your current degree level and current program name.
    2. Be sure to enter "Graduate Certificate in Demography" in the Requested Supplemental Degree Program Name field
    3. Select CGS in the Requested Supplemental Degree dropdown menu
  6. Click Continue to submit your supplemental application form.
  7. Select Checkout to submit your payment information.
Special Notes

This program may include an internship, field experience, study abroad component or clinical experience requirement. 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. If applicants have concerns about this matter, please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity

Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity
Interdisciplinary Programs
Massry School of Business, Accounting and Law, College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, Department of Cybersecurity
Digital Forensics, Cyber Defense, Cyber Operations, health security and privacy, policy and compliance, cybersecurity
Deadlines
  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: December 15
  • Summer: May 1

The College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, which offers two tracks--Risk, Policy & Compliance and Health Security & Privacy– may offer students the opportunity to apply for a graduate assistantship. 

The School of Business, which offers three tracks–Cybersecurity, Cyber Operations and Digital Forensics--has a funding deadline of April 15 for the Fall semester.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores*

*The GMAT and GRE will be waived as a requirement for admission to the Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity program through Fall 2024.

Special Notes

The Risk, Policy & Compliance, and Health Security & Privacy tracks are interdisciplinary and cross-cutting, focusing not only on technical aspects of cybersecurity, but also on risk management, policy, legal compliance, communications, etc.:  students with a wide variety of backgrounds, experience and undergraduate majors -- not just in STEM fields – will benefit and are encouraged to apply.  The Cybersecurity, Cyber Operations and Digital Forensics tracks require undergraduate degrees in computer security, information assurance, digital forensics, cyber security, computer science, information science, computer engineering, business, or MIS/Information Technology Management.  

If you are a UAlbany undergraduate student in the BS Informatics program or the BS Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (Cybersecurity Risk Management concentration) you can apply for the accelerated bachelor’s-master’s option in the Risk, Policy & Compliance and Health Security & Privacy concentrations of the MS Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity to complete your combined program in only five years. You can save time and money by beginning your graduate degree coursework while still enrolled as an undergraduate student. 

This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. 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. If you have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of your intended academic program.

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education
School of Education
Department of Literacy Teaching & Learning
reading and literacy, Professional Teacher Certification
Deadlines
  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 15
  • Summer: May 1

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • A teacher certification in early childhood/kindergarten level from any state, or NYS professional certification in any area
  • Transcripts from all schools attended (with at least a 3.0 GPA)
  • Three letters of recommendation (see Special Notes below)
  • Program-specific application questions


 

Special Notes

This program is available fully online. This program leads to NYS professional certification if you hold a NYS initial. This program does not lead to certification as a Literacy Specialist. This program is not available to international applicants.

The Early Childhood Education program requires three letters of recommendation. At least one letter should be from a college/university professor/instructor.  The other two letters can come from individuals who have observed you in a professional context. All the recommendations should come from people who would be able to evaluate your capability for academic success.

Complete all questions on the application and take your time with the written questions. We read your responses carefully, not only for what you say but also to learn how you express your thoughts in writing. Be candid about your goals, experiences, and your own literacy abilities.

This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. 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.  If applicants have concerns about this matter, please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

 

Available information for applicants.

CGS

Deadlines and Requirements

CGS - Economic Forecasting

Economic Forecasting
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Economics
Deadlines
  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: January 1
  • Summer: Not Available

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
Special Notes

This program is not eligible for federal financial aid.

MA

Deadlines and Requirements

MA - Economics

Economics
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Economics
International Economics, Public Economics, Finance & Credit Markets, Health Economics, Economic Forecasting
Deadlines
  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
Special Notes

The Economic Forecasting concentration of this program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. 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.  If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

PhD

Deadlines and Requirements

PhD - Economics

Economics
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Economics
Advanced Macroeconomics, Advanced Microeconomics, Econometrics, Industrial Organization, Health Economics, International Economics, Public Economics
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: February 15
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available


 No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available
Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • GRE

Each application is evaluated on its individual merits by the Economics Department. The applicant's academic record, letters of recommendation, and GRE scores all weigh heavily in the decision.

Prerequisites

It is not necessary to have an undergraduate degree in economics to apply to the program. However, applicants are expected to have completed a one year sequence in intermediate economic theory, three semesters of calculus, and one semester of linear algebra. While not required, some training in mathematical statistics is highly recommended.

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Educational Policy and Leadership

Educational Policy and Leadership
School of Education
Department of Educational Policy & Leadership
global education, higher education, Educational Policy, Global & Comparative Educational Policy, School Leadership
Deadlines
  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: Rolling
  • Summer: Rolling

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Supplemental documents

Resume

Statement of Goals
The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals. 

Educational Leadership Essay
Please type one essay of no more than 800 words each from among the three possible topics below:

  1. i. Summarize the leadership activities in which you have been involved in recent years and explain how these experiences reflect your vision of and capacity for leadership.
  2. ii. Identify a problem or challenge in a school, school-related organization, or your professional life generally and write an analysis in which you assess the issues(s), describe effective strategies for addressing the issue(s), and make clear the implications for the exercise of effective leadership in the situation.
  3. iii. Describe a problem of educational policy decision-making, policy content, or policy implementation, and explain how a deeper understanding of policy or the policy process could improve the situation.
Special Notes

This program offers an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience in the course listing as an option to fulfill course requirements. 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. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

PhD

Deadlines and Requirements

PhD - Educational Policy and Leadership

Educational Policy and Leadership
School of Education
Department of Educational Policy & Leadership
higher education, Educational Policy, Global & Comparative Educational Policy, School Leadership
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

Fall: February 15
Spring: October 1
Summer: Not Available
 

No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

Fall: Rolling
Spring: Rolling
Summer: Rolling

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
    Applicants may submit up to 5 letters. Wherever possible, at least two of the letters of recommendation should be from faculty members, at least one of those from a full-time faculty member. 

     


Supplemental Documents

Resume

Personal Statement of Goals
The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals. 

Educational Leadership Essay
Please submit an educational leadership essay responding to the following question. The response should not exceed 800 words. 

Identify a current state, national, or international problem, dilemma, or controversial situation affecting educational leaders in either the k-12 or higher education fields.  Describe the nature of the issue, effective strategies for addressing the issue, and the role of an effective leader in implementing those strategies.    

Academic Writing Sample
Wherever possible, applicants should submit an English-language sample of their academic work (e.g., course term paper).

Special Notes

Candidates should not use letters, personal statement of goals or resume submitted for a prior application. Wherever possible, at least two of the letters of recommendation should be from faculty members, at least one of those from a full-time faculty member. Wherever possible, applicants should submit an English-language sample of their academic work (e.g., course term paper).

This program offers an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience in the course listing as an option to fulfill course requirements. 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. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

PhD

Deadlines and Requirements

PhD - Educational Psychology

Educational Psychology
School of Education
Department of Educational & Counseling Psychology
educational psychology and research
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

Fall: January 15
Spring: Not Available
Summer: Not Available
 

No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

Fall: January 15
Spring: Not Available
Summer: Not Available

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of goals
  • Optional: Official GRE scores

The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program. It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals. 

Special Notes

This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. 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.  If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Educational Psychology and Methodology

Educational Psychology and Methodology
School of Education
Department of Educational & Counseling Psychology
educational psychology and research
Deadlines
  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: Rolling
  • Summer: Rolling

Although admission is rolling, please note it can take 6-8 weeks for a decision.

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Goals

The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals. 

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Nanotechnology, Science, and Engineering
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: January 15
  • Spring: September 1
  • Summer: Not Available

Departmental Assistantship Consideration is subject to availability of funds and student credentials.

No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: November 15
  • Summer: Not Available

 

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Personal statement

Students are expected to have an appropriate undergraduate degree such as a B.S., B.Tech, B.E., M.S., M.Tech, or M.E. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related fields. Students with other backgrounds may be admitted on a conditional basis and need to take additional courses to build up their background before starting their program.

Available information for International Applicants.

PhD

Deadlines and Requirements

PhD - Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Nanotechnology, Science, and Engineering
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
electrical and computer engineering
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: January 15
  • Spring: September 1
  • Summer: Not Available


 No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: March 15
  • Spring: November 15
  • Summer: Not Available
Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Personal statement
Special Notes

Departmental Assistantship Consideration is subject to availability of funds and student credentials.

Students are expected to have an appropriate undergraduate degree such as a B.S., B.Tech, B.E., M.S., M.Tech, or M.E. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related fields.  Students with other backgrounds may be admitted on a conditional basis and need to take additional courses to build up their background before starting their program.

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Emergency Management and Homeland Security

Emergency Management and Homeland Security
College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
emergency preparedness, Intelligence Analysis, emergency management, homeland security, crisis management, terrorism, counterterrorism, Risk Analysis & Security Policies, hazard assessment
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

Fall: March 1
Spring: November 1
Summer: N/A

No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

Fall: August 1
Spring: January 1
Summer: April 1

Required Application Materials
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended. A grade point average of 3.0 (B) is strongly preferred.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Short-Answer Responses:

1. Discuss (in 500 words or less) your background and/or experiences that have led to your interest in Emergency Management and/or Homeland Security.

2. State (in 500 words or less) your short and long-term career objectives, including how the opportunities provided by the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Master’s program will assist you in achieving those objectives.

3. Describe (in 250 words or less) any barriers to success you have encountered in your educational or professional career, how you have overcome them, and how the skills and knowledge you leveraged to circumvent those barriers may also help with the demands of being enrolled in a master’s program.

4. Identify (in 250 words or less) the concentration you wish to pursue in the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Master’s program and explain why you are interested in that concentration. If there are particular faculty you would like to work with or you think would be a good fit as an advisor, feel free to discuss that here as well.


Available information for International Applicants.

Special Notes

This program offers an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. 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. If you have concerns about this matter, please contact the Dean’s Office of your intended academic program.

CGS

Deadlines and Requirements

CGS - Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity

Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
emergency preparedness, homeland security, cyber security
Deadlines
  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: Rolling
  • Summer: Rolling

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Resume
  • Statement of goals

The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals.

 

*One or two letters of recommendation are encouraged but not required for admission.  Applicants can also supply an optional writing sample but it is not required. 

PhD

Deadlines and Requirements

PhD - English

English
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of English
Theoretical Constructs, Literature, Modernity, & the Contemporary, Writing Practices: Poetics, Rhetorics, Technologies, Cultural, Transcultural, & Global Studies, teaching composition, cgs teaching composition, teaching composition certificate, Certificate of Graduate Study Teaching Composition
Deadline

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: January 15
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available


 No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available
Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Goals
  • Critical Writing Sample
  • Creative Writing Sample (Optional)
Special Notes

Applicants who apply for a funded assistantship position along with doctoral admission will be granted admission only if a funded position is available. Any student who would consider enrolling without assistantship funding--that is enrolling as a self-funded student--should indicate this willingness on their Assistantship application and in the Statement of Purpose. We will consider such students for funded positions first, and will extend an offer with funding if available. Only after all funded assistantship positions have been filled will we offer admission on a self-funded basis. 

You will need to upload your writing sample with your online application at time of submission. You cannot append the application after initial submission. Critical writing samples should be researched and thesis-driven, and be approximately 8-12 pages; longer works such as a chapter from an Honors thesis are also acceptable. Recommendation letters should, wherever possible, be written by instructors able to comment on the applicant's academic abilities.

This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. 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.  If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

MA

Deadlines and Requirements

MA - English

English
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of English
english studies, certificate of graduate studies english studies, cgs english studies, english studies certificate
Deadlines
  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: Not Available

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Goals
  • Critical Writing Sample
  • Creative Writing Sample (Optional)

A complete copy of the English Department's Programs and Policies for Graduate Study

Special Notes

You will need to upload your writing sample with your online application at time of submission. You cannot append the application after initial submission. Critical writing samples should be researched and thesis-driven, and be approximately 8-12 pages; longer works such as a chapter from an Honors thesis are also acceptable. Recommendation letters should, wherever possible, be written by instructors able to comment on the applicant's academic abilities.

This program offers an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience in the course listing as an option to fulfill course requirements. 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. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

MA / MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MA / MS - English / Information Science

English / Information Science
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of English
Archives Administration, Library Services, Information Management, Information Systems, Information Technology
Deadlines
  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: Not Available

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of goals
  • Critical writing sample
  • Creative writing sample (optional)
Special Notes

You will need to upload your writing sample with your online application at the time of submission.  You cannot append the application after initial submission. Critical writing samples should be researched and thesis-driven, and be approximately 8-12 pages; longer works such as a chapter from an Honors thesis are also acceptable. Recommendation letters should, wherever possible, be written by instructors able to comment on the applicant's academic abilities.

This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. 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.  If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Environmental and Sustainable Engineering

Environmental and Sustainable Engineering
College of Nanotechnology, Science, and Engineering
Department of Environmental & Sustainable Engineering
environmental engineering, sustainable engineering, water and wastewater, air quality, human health, environment, air pollution food security, national security
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: Rolling
  • Summer: Rolling

Departmental Assistantship Consideration is subject to availability of funds and student credentials.

No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: Rolling
  • Summer: Rolling
Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • GRE (Optional)

Applicants are expected to have an ABET-accredited bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering. Applicants from other areas will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

For students entering the MS program without engineering degrees, but from quantitative science backgrounds such as chemistry, physics, meteorology, etc., they would need to take at least three (3) 400-level ESE courses specifically related to their research projects (for thesis option) or chosen concentration areas (non-thesis option). A grade of B or above for each course is required in order to be fully admitted to the MS program.

For students entering the MS program without engineering degrees, but from less quantitative backgrounds such as biology, public health etc., they would need to take at least two (2) 300-level ESE courses and at least three (3) 400-level ESE courses specifically related to their research projects (for thesis option) or chosen concentration areas (non-thesis option). A grade of B or above for each course is required in order to be fully admitted to the MS program.

Available information for International Applicants.

PhD

Deadlines and Requirements

PhD - Environmental and Sustainable Engineering

Environmental and Sustainable Engineering
College of Nanotechnology, Science, and Engineering
Department of Environmental & Sustainable Engineering
environmental engineering, sustainable engineering, water and wastewater, air quality, human health, environment, air pollution food security, national security
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: Rolling
  • Summer: Rolling

Departmental Assistantship Consideration is subject to availability of funds and student credentials.


 No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: Rolling
  • Summer: Rolling
Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • GRE (Optional)

Applicants are expected to have a master's degree or an ABET-accredited bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering or a closely related field. Applicants from other areas will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

For students entering the PhD program without engineering degrees, but from quantitative science backgrounds such as chemistry, physics, meteorology, etc., they would need to take at least three (3) 400-level ESE courses specifically related to their research projects or chosen concentration areas. A grade of B or above for each course is required in order to be fully admitted to the PhD program. For students entering the PhD program without engineering degrees, but from less quantitative backgrounds such as biology, public health etc., they would need to take two (2) 300-level ESE courses and three (3) 400-level ESE courses specifically related to their research projects or chosen concentration areas. A grade of B or above for each course is required in order to be fully admitted to the PhD program.

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Environmental Health Sciences

Environmental Health Sciences
School of Public Health
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Deadlines

Priority: January 15
General: March 1
Final: Rolling until August 1 on space available basis

 

Applicants who wish to be considered for a scholarship must submit their application by the priority deadline. Some scholarships require that applications be received earlier than the published priority deadline. Students who wish to be considered for one of the early submission scholarships should consult our Financing Your Degree page and must submit the degree application and any additional required documents by the stated date for that scholarship.

Fee waivers are available for the first program you apply to in SOPHAS to cover the initial $140 application fee. There are three types of fee waivers: financial-based, service-based, and international-based. You may only apply for one type of fee waiver, and the waiver request must be submitted before you submit your SOPHAS application. Fee waivers are granted on a first come, first served basis, so applicants are strongly encouraged to apply before the priority deadline when requesting a waiver. For more information, visit SOPHAS Fees and Fee Waivers.

Applications are accepted for all programs on a space available basis after the published deadlines. Contact us at [email protected] or 518-402-0361 with any questions.

MS Environmental Health Sciences Degree Application

The application and all supporting materials for the MS in Environmental Health Sciences must be submitted through SOPHAS.

Visit the SOPHAS Applicant Help Center for help with starting your SOPHAS application.

 

Application Requirements

  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing
  • Grade point average of 3.00 or better
  • A combined total of at least 42 credits in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics
  • Applicants are reviewed in the context of academic preparation and performance, potential for success, fit for the graduate program, as well as potential match with mentor

For application specific questions, contact us at [email protected].

International Requirements

  • International students must submit a minimum TOEFL score of 98 or IELTS score of 7.0. We will only accept official scores sent by the testing institution.
  • UAlbany SOPHAS TOEFL code is 5688. We do not use department codes. 
  • The TOEFL or IELTS is not required for international students who have completed at least four semesters of full-time study within a four-year time frame from time of application, and maintained at least a B average at a college or university in the United States or a country from an approved list.  For questions regarding English Language Proficiency waivers, please email Soha Acosta at [email protected].
  • International students must request a transcript evaluation from World Education Services (WES). The WES evaluation must be sent directly to SOPHAS, NOT the University at Albany or the School of Public Health.


Required Application Materials

Official Transcripts

  • Official transcripts from EVERY post-secondary academic institution attended, including college coursework completed during high school, must be sent directly from the institution to SOPHAS. You must report all colleges and universities attended and submit official transcripts, even if your transfer credits are listed on your primary transcript. See Sending Official Transcripts for more guidelines.
  • UAlbany students must have an official UAlbany transcript sent directly to SOPHAS.
  • Applicants who use the transcript entry service provided by SOPHAS should note that the entry process adds TWO FULL WEEKS to the time it takes for an application to be verified and considered complete by the admissions committee.


Three letters of recommendation

  • A minimum of two letters must be from academic faculty 
  • At least one letter must be from a university faculty member in the major field of study
  • Applicants who have been out of school for five or more years may submit professional references
  • Letters must be signed and on institutional/organizational letterhead


Personal Statement

  • Why do you wish to pursue a career in public health and why are you interested in your chosen area of study?
  • 2-page limit
  • The personal statement must have well-defined research interests and should be very specific in nature


CV/Resume

 

Application Submission

Applicants should submit their application as soon as the items you have control over are complete (personal statement, resume/CV, institutions attended, coursework entry, and all other required sections of the online application). Transcripts and letters of recommendation will be added as they are received, after which SOPHAS will begin verifying your application.

Applications will not be reviewed until all required items, including official transcripts, official test scores, and required letters of recommendation, have been received and your application has been verified.  Please note that once SOPHAS has received all of your application materials, it may take up to 4 full weeks to be verified by SOPHAS.  Be sure to request all transcripts and recommendations in advance so that your application can be completed and verified by the specified application deadline.

PhD

Deadlines and Requirements

PhD - Environmental Health Sciences

Environmental Health Sciences
School of Public Health
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Deadlines

Priority: January 5

Applicants who wish to be considered for a doctoral graduate assistantship or scholarship must submit their application by the priority deadline. Some scholarships require that applications be received earlier than the published priority deadline. Students who wish to be considered for one of the early submission scholarships should consult our Financing Your Degree page and must submit the degree application and any additional required documents by the stated date for that scholarship.

Fee waivers are available for the first program you apply to in SOPHAS to cover the initial $140 application fee. There are three types of fee waivers: financial-based, service-based, and international-based. You may only apply for one type of fee waiver, and the waiver request must be submitted before you submit your SOPHAS application. Fee waivers are granted on a first come, first served basis, so applicants are strongly encouraged to apply before the priority deadline when requesting a waiver.  For more information, visit SOPHAS Fees and Fee Waivers.

Applications may be accepted on a space available basis after the priority deadline. Contact the department directly at ehs@albany.edu with questions about submitting your application after the priority deadline.

PhD Environmental Health Sciences Degree Application

The application and all supporting materials for the PhD in Environmental Health Sciences must be submitted through SOPHAS.

Visit the SOPHAS Applicant Help Center for help with starting your SOPHAS application.

 

Application Requirements

  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing
  • Grade point average of 3.00 or better
  • A combined total of at least 42 credits in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics
  • Prior research experience, either through an undergraduate experience, enhanced summer research, or post-baccalaureate degree
  • Applicants are reviewed in the context of academic preparation and performance, potential for success, fit for the graduate program, as well as potential match with mentor

For application specific questions, contact us at [email protected].

 

International Requirements

  • International students must submit a minimum TOEFL score of 98 or IELTS score of 7.0. We will only accept official scores sent by the testing institution.
  • UAlbany SOPHAS TOEFL code is 5688. We do not use department codes. 
  • The TOEFL or IELTS is not required for international students who have completed at least four semesters of full-time study within a four-year time frame from time of application, and maintained at least a B average at a college or university in the United States or a country from an approved list.  For questions regarding English Language Proficiency waivers, please email Soha Acosta at [email protected].
  • International students must request a transcript evaluation from World Education Services (WES). The WES evaluation must be sent directly to SOPHAS, NOT the University at Albany or the School of Public Health.


Required Application Materials

Official transcripts 

  • Official transcripts from EVERY post-secondary academic institution attended, including college coursework completed during high school, must be sent directly from the institution to SOPHAS. You must report all colleges and universities attended and submit official transcripts, even if your transfer credits are listed on your primary transcript. See Sending Official Transcripts for more guidelines.
  • Applicants who use the transcript entry service provided by SOPHAS should note that the entry process adds TWO FULL WEEKS to the time it takes for an application to be verified and considered complete by the admissions committee.

Three letters of recommendation

  • A minimum of two letters must be from academic faculty 
  • At least one letter must be from a university faculty member in the major field of study
  • Applicants who have been out of school for five or more years may submit professional references
  • Letters must be signed and on institutional/organizational letterhead

Personal Statement

  • Why do you wish to pursue a career in public health and why are you interested in your chosen area of study?
  • 2-page limit
  • The personal statement must have well-defined research interests


CV/Resume

 

Application Submission

Applicants should submit their application as soon as the items you have control over are complete (personal statement, resume/CV, institutions attended, coursework entry, and all other required sections of the online application). Transcripts and letters of recommendation will be added as they are received, after which SOPHAS will begin verifying your application.

Applications will not be reviewed until all required items, including official transcripts, official test scores, and required letters of recommendation, have been received and your application has been verified.  Please note that once SOPHAS has received all of your application materials, it may take up to 4 full weeks to be verified by SOPHAS.  Be sure to request all transcripts and recommendations in advance so that your application can be completed and verified by the specified application deadline.

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Epidemiology

Epidemiology
School of Public Health
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Deadlines

Priority: January 15
General: March 1
Final: Rolling until August 1 on space available basis

Applicants who wish to be considered for a scholarship must submit their application by the priority deadline. Some scholarships require that applications be received earlier than the published priority deadline. Students who wish to be considered for one of the early submission scholarships should consult our Financing Your Degree page and must submit the degree application and any additional required documents by the stated date for that scholarship.

Fee waivers are available for the first program you apply to in SOPHAS to cover the initial $140 application fee. There are three types of fee waivers: financial-based, service-based, and international-based. You may only apply for one type of fee waiver, and the waiver request must be submitted before you submit your SOPHAS application. Fee waivers are granted on a first come, first served basis, so applicants are strongly encouraged to apply before the priority deadline when requesting a waiver. For more information, visit SOPHAS Fees and Fee Waivers.

Applications are accepted for all programs on a space available basis after the published deadlines. Contact us at [email protected] or 518-402-0361 with any questions. 

MS Epidemiology Degree Application

The application and all supporting materials for the MS in Epidemiology must be submitted through SOPHAS.

Visit the SOPHAS Applicant Help Center for help with starting your SOPHAS application.

 

Application Requirements

  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing
  • Grade point average of 3.00 or better
  • It is very strongly recommended* to have an undergraduate major in in mathematics, statistics, computer science, the biological, physical or social sciences
  • One semester of college level calculus
  • One semester of biology and chemistry
  • Minimum GRE scores* 160 verbal; 148 quantitative; 4.5 writing

*Students with undergraduate majors in areas other than those listed may be admitted on the basis of relevant work experience and course work as a non-major in the recommended disciplines. At least one semester of college-level mathematics and biology is strongly advised. Students lacking preparation in biological sciences will be required to take additional course work in this area.

**The GRE or approved equivalent will be waived as a requirement for admission to the Epidemiology MS program through Fall 2024.

For application specific questions, contact us at epibio@albany.edu.

 

International Requirements

  • International students must submit a minimum TOEFL score of 98 or IELTS score of 7.0. We will only accept official scores sent by the testing institution.
  • UAlbany SOPHAS TOEFL code is 5688. We do not use department codes. 
  • The TOEFL or IELTS is not required for international students who have completed at least four semesters of full-time study within a four-year time frame from time of application, and maintained at least a B average at a college or university in the United States or a country from an approved list.  For questions regarding English Language Proficiency waivers, please email Soha Acosta at [email protected].
  • International students must request a transcript evaluation from World Education Services (WES). The WES evaluation must be sent directly to SOPHAS, NOT the University at Albany or the School of Public Health.


Required Application Materials

Official Transcripts 

  • Official transcripts from EVERY post-secondary academic institution attended, including college coursework completed during high school, must be sent directly from the institution to SOPHAS. You must report all colleges and universities attended and submit official transcripts, even if your transfer credits are listed on your primary transcript. See Sending Official Transcripts for more guidelines.
  • UAlbany students must have an official UAlbany transcript sent directly to SOPHAS.
  • Applicants who use the transcript entry service provided by SOPHAS should note that the entry process adds TWO FULL WEEKS to the time it takes for an application to be verified and considered complete by the admissions committee.


Standardized Exam

  • Official GRE (institution code: 4216) or MCAT scores  
  • The standardized test requirement may be waived for applicants who have completed a graduate degree program from an accredited US institution and received a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the program. Applicants should consult directly with the department to determine waiver eligibility.
     

Three letters of recommendation

  • A minimum of two letters must be from academic faculty 
  • At least one letter must be from a university faculty member in the major field of study
  • Applicants who have been out of school for five or more years may submit professional references
  • Letters must be signed and on institutional/organizational letterhead


Personal Statement

  • Why do you wish to pursue a career in public health and why are you interested in your chosen area of study?
  • 2-page limit
  • The personal statement must have well-defined research interests and should be very specific in nature


CV/Resume

 

Application Submission

Applicants should submit their application as soon as the items you have control over are complete (personal statement, resume/CV, institutions attended, coursework entry, and all other required sections of the online application). Test scores, transcripts and letters of recommendation will be added as they are received, after which SOPHAS will begin verifying your application.

Applications will not be reviewed until all required items, including official transcripts, official test scores, and required letters of recommendation, have been received and your application has been verified.  Please note that once SOPHAS has received all of your application materials, it may take up to 4 full weeks to be verified by SOPHAS.  Be sure to request all transcripts, recommendations, and standardized test scores in advance so that your application can be completed and verified by the specified application deadline.

Special Notes

Please note: This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. 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.  If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

PhD

Deadlines and Requirements

PhD - Epidemiology

Epidemiology
School of Public Health
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Deadlines

Priority: January 5

Applicants who wish to be considered for a doctoral graduate assistantship or scholarship must submit their application by the priority deadline. Some scholarships require that applications be received earlier than the published priority deadline. Students who wish to be considered for one of the early submission scholarships should consult our Financing Your Degree page and must submit the degree application and any additional required documents by the stated date for that scholarship.

Fee waivers are available for the first program you apply to in SOPHAS to cover the initial $145 application fee. There are three types of fee waivers: financial-based, service-based, and international-based. You may only apply for one type of fee waiver, and the waiver request must be submitted before you submit your SOPHAS application. Fee waivers are granted on a first come, first served basis, so applicants are strongly encouraged to apply before the priority deadline when requesting a waiver.  For more information, visit SOPHAS Fees and Fee Waivers.

Applications may be accepted on a space available basis after the priority deadline. Contact the department directly at [email protected] with questions about submitting your application after the priority deadline.

PhD Epidemiology Degree Application

The application and all supporting materials for the PhD in Epidemiology must be submitted through SOPHAS.

Visit the SOPHAS Applicant Help Center for help with starting your SOPHAS application.

 

Application Requirements

  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing
  • Must hold a master's degree in Epidemiology
  • Grade point average of 3.00 or better
  • One semester of college level calculus
  • One semester of biology and chemistry
  • An undergraduate major in biological physical, or social sciences, computer science, mathematics, or statistics is very strongly recommended*.
  • Minimum GRE scores** 160 verbal; 148 quantitative; 4.5 writing
  • The matching with a research mentor is a key part of the PhD admission process

*Students with undergraduate majors in areas other than those listed may be admitted on the basis of relevant work experience and course work as a non-major in the recommended disciplines. Students lacking sufficient preparation in the biological sciences will be required to take additional courses in this area during their first semester.

**The GRE or approved equivalent will be waived as a requirement for admission to the Epidemiology PhD program through Fall 2024.

For application specific questions, contact us at [email protected].

 

International Requirements

  • International students must submit a minimum TOEFL score of 98 or IELTS score of 7.0. We will only accept official scores sent by the testing institution.
  • UAlbany SOPHAS TOEFL code is 5688. We do not use department codes. 
  • The TOEFL or IELTS is not required for international students who have completed at least four semesters of full-time study within a four-year time frame from time of application, and maintained at least a B average at a college or university in the United States or a country from an approved list.  For questions regarding English Language Proficiency waivers, please email Soha Acosta at [email protected].
  • International students must request a transcript evaluation from World Education Services (WES). The WES evaluation must be sent directly to SOPHAS, NOT the University at Albany or the School of Public Health.


Required Application Materials

Official transcripts

  • Official transcripts from EVERY post-secondary academic institution attended, including college coursework completed during high school, must be sent directly from the institution to SOPHAS. You must report all colleges and universities attended and submit official transcripts, even if your transfer credits are listed on your primary transcript. See Sending Official Transcripts for more guidelines.
  • UAlbany students must have an official UAlbany transcript sent directly to SOPHAS.
  • Applicants who use the transcript entry service provided by SOPHAS should note that the entry process adds TWO FULL WEEKS to the time it takes for an application to be verified and considered complete by the admissions committee.


Standardized Exam

  • Official GRE (institution code: 4216) or MCAT scores 
  • The standardized test requirement may be waived for applicants who have completed a graduate degree program from an accredited US institution and received a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the program. Applicants should consult directly with the department to determine waiver eligibility.
     

Three letters of recommendation

  • A minimum of two letters must be from academic faculty 
  • At least one letter must be from a university faculty member in the major field of study
  • Applicants who have been out of school for five or more years may submit professional references
  • Letters must be signed and on institutional/organizational letterhead


Personal Statement

  • Why do you wish to pursue a career in public health and why are you interested in your chosen area of study?
  • 2-page limit
  • The personal statement must have well-defined research interests and should be very specific in nature


CV/Resume

 

Application Submission

Applicants should submit their application as soon as the items you have control over are complete (personal statement, resume/CV, institutions attended, coursework entry, and all other required sections of the online application). Test scores, transcripts and letters of recommendation will be added as they are received, after which SOPHAS will begin verifying your application.

Applications will not be reviewed until all required items, including official transcripts, official test scores, and required letters of recommendation, have been received and your application has been verified.  Please note that once SOPHAS has received all of your application materials, it may take up to 4 full weeks to be verified by SOPHAS.  Be sure to request all transcripts, recommendations, and standardized test scores in advance so that your application can be completed and verified by the specified application deadline.

Special Notes

Please note: This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. 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.  If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Forensic Accounting

Forensic Accounting
Massry School of Business
Accounting and Law
Deadlines

Priority Review Deadline

  • Fall: November 1
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available


Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: March 1
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available


 No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: July 1
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available
Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
    One academic reference is required, however two academic references are preferred
  • Resume
  • Statement of Goals
    The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals.
  • GMAT Official Scores*

*The GMAT will be waived for admission through Fall 2024.

Special Notes

Admission to the program requires a NYSED-approved undergraduate degree in accounting from an accredited U.S. university, or its equivalent (including 24 accounting credits and 36 business-elective credits). The application deadline for International Students is March 1.

This program is licensure qualifying. 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.  If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Forensic Science Investigation and Management

Forensic Science Investigation and Management
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences
Deadlines

 No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: Not Available
Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Goals

The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals. 

Special Notes

This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. 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.  If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - General Education Studies

General Education Studies
School of Education
Department of Educational Theory & Practice
Deadlines
  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: Rolling
  • Summer: Rolling

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Credentials & Deadlines

Required Application Materials:

  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation (At least two letters of academic recommendation from Professors)
  • Statement of Goals
  • Copy of teaching certificate if applicable
Special Notes

Degree can be used for NY State Professional Certification for some secondary content areas. Please call 518-442-3529 for eligibility. Completed applications that meet all admission criteria are typically reviewed within two weeks of receipt.

Please note: This program offers an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience in the course listing as an option to fulfill course requirements. 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. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Geographic Information Science

Geographic Information Science
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geography & Planning
GIS
Deadlines
  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: Contact the Department
  • Summer: Not Available

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
Special Notes

This program offers an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience in the course listing as an option to fulfill course requirements. 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. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

CGS

Deadlines and Requirements

CGS - Geospatial Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics

Geospatial Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geography & Planning
GIS, artificial intelligence, geospatial technology, big data, Cartography, Remote sensing, homeland security
Deadlines
  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: Rolling
  • Summer: Not Available

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of goals
CGS

Deadlines and Requirements

CGS - Global Gender Advocacy

Global Gender Advocacy
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies
advocacy, race, gender, culture, sexuality, nationality, Public Policy and Analysis, Women and Public Policy, Womens Studies, gender studies (10311, classism)
Deadlines
  • Fall: April 29
  • Spring: Rolling
  • Summer: Rolling

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample
Special Notes

Please Note: This program is not eligible for federal financial aid.

CGS

Deadlines and Requirements

CGS - Global Health Studies

Global Health Studies
School of Public Health
School of Public Health
Deadlines

Rolling Fall, Spring, Summer

Certificate in Global Health Application

The application and all supporting materials must be submitted directly to The Graduate School at the University at Albany.


Application Requirements

  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing
  • Applicants should be familiar with the core public health concepts gained through previous studies or professional experience

For application specific questions, contact us at [email protected].


International Requirements

  • International students must submit a minimum TOEFL score of 98 or IELTS score of 7.0. We will only accept official scores sent by the testing institution.
  • UAlbany SOPHAS TOEFL code is 2532. We do not use department codes. For electronic IELTS score results reporting, provide the following information to your test center:
    University at Albany (SUNY)
    1400 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12222
  • The TOEFL or IELTS is not required for international students who have completed at least four semesters of full-time study within a four-year time frame from time of application, and maintained at least a B average at a college or university in the United States or a country from an approved list.  For questions regarding English Language Proficiency waivers, please email Soha Acosta at [email protected].
  • Applicants on an F1 or J1 visa are not permitted to enroll in a fully online program, due to visa restrictions.


Required Application Materials

Official transcripts

  • Official transcripts from EVERY post-secondary academic institution attended, including college coursework completed during high school, must be sent directly from the institution to University at Albany Office of Graduate Admissions. You must report all colleges and universities attended and submit official transcripts, even if your transfer credits are listed on your primary transcript. 

Two letters of recommendation

  • A minimum of one must be from academic faculty 
  • At least one from a university faculty member in the major field of study
  • Applicants who have been out of school more than five years may submit professional references
  • Letters must be signed and on institutional/organizational letterhead

Personal Statement

  • Why do you wish to pursue this certificate and why are you interested in your chosen area of concentration?
  • 1500 word limit

CV/Resume

Application Information for Current UAlbany Students

Current UAlbany students should login to MyUAlbany and follow these steps to apply:

  1. In the MyUAlbany portal, select the Graduate Education tab at the top of the page.
  2. At the bottom left of the page under Application and Graduation Information, select Supplemental Degree Application.
  3. Click on the Supplemental Degree Application icon.
  4. Click the Add To Cart button.
  5. Fill out the form. Select your current degree level and current program name. Make sure to enter "Graduate Certificate in Global Health Studies" in the Requested Supplemental Degree Program Name field and select CGS in the Requested Supplemental Degree dropdown menu.
  6. Click Continue to submit your supplemental application form.
  7. Select Checkout to submit your payment information.
CGS

Deadlines and Requirements

CGS - Health Disparities

Health Disparities
School of Public Health
School of Public Health
Deadlines

Rolling Fall, Spring

Certificate in Health Disparities Application

The application and all supporting materials must be submitted directly to The Graduate School at the University at Albany.


Application Requirements

  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing

For application specific questions, contact us at [email protected].


International Requirements

  • International students must submit a minimum TOEFL score of 98 or IELTS score of 7.0. We will only accept official scores sent by the testing institution.
  • UAlbany SOPHAS TOEFL code is 2532. We do not use department codes. For electronic IELTS score results reporting, provide the following information to your test center:
    University at Albany (SUNY)
    1400 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12222
  • The TOEFL or IELTS is not required for international students who have completed at least four semesters of full-time study within a four-year time frame from time of application, and maintained at least a B average at a college or university in the United States or a country from an approved list.  For questions regarding English Language Proficiency waivers, please email Soha Acosta at [email protected].


Required Application Materials

Official transcripts

  • Official transcripts from EVERY post-secondary academic institution attended, including college coursework completed during high school, must be sent directly from the institution to University at Albany Office of Graduate Admissions. You must report all colleges and universities attended and submit official transcripts, even if your transfer credits are listed on your primary transcript. 

Three letters of recommendation

  • Preferably faculty or supervisors in a health-related field
  • Letters must be signed and on institutional/organizational letterhead

Personal Statement

  • Why do you wish to pursue this certificate and why are you interested in your chosen area of concentration?  The statement must include a discussion of two issues related to health disparities in the contemporary US
  • 1500 word limit

CV/Resume

Application Information for Current UAlbany Students

Current UAlbany students should login to MyUAlbany and follow these steps to apply:

  1. In the MyUAlbany portal, select the Graduate Education tab at the top of the page.
  2. At the bottom left of the page under Application and Graduation Information, select Supplemental Degree Application.
  3. Click on the Supplemental Degree Application icon.
  4. Click the Add To Cart button.
  5. Fill out the form. Select your current degree level and current program name. Make sure to enter "Graduate Certificate in Health Disparities" in the Requested Supplemental Degree Program Name field and select CGS in the Requested Supplemental Degree dropdown menu.
  6. Click Continue to submit your supplemental application form.
  7. Select Checkout to submit your payment information.
MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Higher Education

Higher Education
School of Education
Department of Educational Policy & Leadership
education policy and leadership, global education, higher education
Deadlines
  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: Rolling
  • Summer: Rolling

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three Letters of Recommendation

Supplemental Documents

Resume

Statement of Goals
The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals. 

Educational Leadership Essay
Please type one essay of no more than 800 words each from among the two possible topics below:

  1. Summarize the leadership activities in which you have been involved in recent years and explain how these experiences reflect your vision of and capacity for leadership in higher education.
  2. Identify a problem or challenge in a college, university, or your professional life generally and write an analysis in which you assess the issues(s), describe effective strategies for addressing the issue(s), and make clear the implications for the exercise of effective leadership in the situation.
Special Notes

This program offers an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience in the course listing as an option to fulfill course requirements. 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. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

MA

Deadlines and Requirements

MA - History

History
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of History
Public History, Geographic History, Thematic History, history program, juris doctor, jd, lawyer, law, attorney, jd law, doctor of law
Deadlines
  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: November 15
  • Summer: Not Available

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for the History MA program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement (not required, but recommended)

The GRE is not required for admission to the History MA program.

Available information for International Applicants.

Special Notes

The Public History concentration for this program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. 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.  If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program (College of Arts & Sciences).

PhD

Deadlines and Requirements

PhD - History

History
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of History
Public History, International History, Social History, Economic History, Gender History, global & comparative history, history program
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: January 15
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available


 No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: January 15
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available
Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Writing Sample​​​​​
MA / MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MA / MS - History / Information Science

History / Information Science
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of History
United States History, Modern European History, Latin America History, African History, Asian History, Local & Regional History, International History, Social History, Public Policy, Gender, Race & Society, Work & Society, Economic History, history program
Deadlines
  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: Not Available

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of goals
    The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals. 

​​​

Special Notes

This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. 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.  If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

CGS

Deadlines and Requirements

CGS - HIV Studies

HIV Studies
School of Public Health
School of Public Health
HIV, public health, public health policy, HIV prevention, HIV education, epidemiology, health policy, Public Policy, aids, preventive medicine
Deadlines

Rolling Fall, Spring, Summer

Certificate in HIV Studies Application

The application and all supporting materials must be submitted directly to The Graduate School at the University at Albany.


Application Requirements

  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing
  • Undergraduate coursework must include at least one course in mathematics (algebra or pre-calculus) or statistics

For application specific questions, contact us at [email protected].


International Requirements

  • International students must submit a minimum TOEFL score of 98 or IELTS score of 7.0. We will only accept official scores sent by the testing institution.
  • UAlbany SOPHAS TOEFL code is 2532. We do not use department codes. For electronic IELTS score results reporting, provide the following information to your test center:
    University at Albany (SUNY)
    1400 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12222
  • The TOEFL or IELTS is not required for international students who have completed at least four semesters of full-time study within a four-year time frame from time of application, and maintained at least a B average at a college or university in the United States or a country from an approved list.  For questions regarding English Language Proficiency waivers, please email Soha Acosta at [email protected].


Required Application Materials

Official transcripts

  • Official transcripts from EVERY post-secondary academic institution attended, including college coursework completed during high school, must be sent directly from the institution to University at Albany Office of Graduate Admissions. You must report all colleges and universities attended and submit official transcripts, even if your transfer credits are listed on your primary transcript. 

One letter of recommendation

Personal Statement

  • Why do you wish to pursue this certificate and why are you interested in your chosen area of concentration?  The statement must include a discussion of two issues related to health disparities in the contemporary US
  • 1500 word limit

CV/Resume

Application Information for Current UAlbany Students

Current UAlbany students should login to MyUAlbany and follow these steps to apply:

  1. In the MyUAlbany portal, select the Graduate Education tab at the top of the page.
  2. At the bottom left of the page under Application and Graduation Information, select Supplemental Degree Application.
  3. Click on the Supplemental Degree Application icon.
  4. Click the Add To Cart button.
  5. Fill out the form. Select your current degree level and current program name. Make sure to enter "Graduate Certificate in HIV Studies" in the Requested Supplemental Degree Program Name field and select CGS in the Requested Supplemental Degree dropdown menu.
  6. Click Continue to submit your supplemental application form.
  7. Select Checkout to submit your payment information.
PhD

Deadlines and Requirements

PhD - Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Industrial and Organizational Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Psychology
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: December 15
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available


 No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: December 15
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available
Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE general test
  • Statement of goals
Special Notes

The SUBJECT GRE exam is not required, but is strongly recommended.

This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. 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.  If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

MA

Deadlines and Requirements

MA - Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Industrial and Organizational Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Psychology
Deadlines
  • Fall: February 15
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Official GRE Test Scores*
  • Statement of Goals

The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals. 

*The official GRE test scores may be waived for anyone with (1) a 3.6 GPA or above, (2) who received an A in research methods/experimental psychology, and (3) who received an A in statistics. Waivers of official GRE test scores must be requested by applicants, and approved by the MA program.

Special Notes

This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. 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.  If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Information Science

Information Science
College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, Department of Information Sciences and Technology
emergency preparedness, Data Analytics, Information Science, Informatics, Archives Administration, Information Technology, Information Management, Library Services, Intelligence Analysis, MSIS, MIS, IS, artificial intelligence
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

Fall: March 1
Spring: November 1
Summer: Not Available
 

No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

Fall: August 1
Spring: January 1
Summer: April 1

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Goals - The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals. 
Special Notes

This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience. 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.  If applicants have concerns about this matter, please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

PhD

Deadlines and Requirements

PhD - Information Science

Information Science
College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, Department of Cybersecurity, Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Department of Information Sciences and Technology
Informatics, Data Analytics, Information Science, Information Management
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

Fall: January 15
Spring: Not Available
Summer: Not Available
 

No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

Fall: January 15
Spring: Not Available
Summer: Not Available

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE scores*
  • Resume
  • Statement of Goals

*The GRE will be waived as a requirement for admission to the Information Science doctoral program for Fall 2024 applicants.

The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals. 

Special Notes

This program offers an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience in the course listing as an option to fulfill course requirements. 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. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Information Science School Library

Information Science School Library
College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, Department of Information Sciences and Technology
Information Science
Deadlines
  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: January 1
  • Summer: Rolling
Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Personal statement
    The personal statement must be a one page single-spaced essay (12 size font) addressing the following: Thinking back on the school librarians you have encountered during your education, how has the role of the school librarian changed? How do you see yourself as part of that change?

Available information for applicants.

Special Note

This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience. 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.  If applicants have concerns about this matter, please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

CGS

Deadlines and Requirements

CGS - Information Security

Information Security
Massry School of Business
Information Security and Digital Forensics
cybersecurity, Security Policies, Digital Forensics
Deadlines
  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: January 1
  • Summer: June 1

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Statement of Goals
    The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals.
MIA

Deadlines and Requirements

MIA - International Affairs

International Affairs
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy
Public Administration, homeland security, Political_Science, International_Affairs, Global Public Management, Diplomacy, Global Governance, Global Economic Policy, Global Security
Deadlines

Fall (Priority for Funding Consideration): February 1

Fall (Regular Admission): July 15

Spring: December 1

Summer: Not available

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Statement of goals
    The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals. 
Special Notes

This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. 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. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

CGS

Deadlines and Requirements

CGS - International Education Management

International Education Management
School of Education
Department of Educational Policy & Leadership
education policy and leadership, global education, higher education
Deadlines
  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: Rolling
  • Summer: Not available

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Statement of goals

The Statement of goals must include the applicants experience, interests, and expectations from participating in the program.

*A GPA of 3.0 and/or 5 years of work experience in any setting are required.

Please note, this program is not eligible for federal financial aid.

MA

Deadlines and Requirements

MA - International Education Management and Leadership

International Education Management and Leadership
School of Education
Department of Educational Policy & Leadership
global education, higher education, Educational Entrepreneurship, Student Services in International Education, Cross-Border Higher Education, Global Politics of Educational Quality
Deadlines
  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: Rolling
  • Summer: Not Available

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Two letters of recommendation

Supplemental Documents

Resume

Statement of Goals
The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals. 

Educational Leadership Essay
Please type one essay of no more than 800 words each from among the two possible topics below:

  1. Summarize the leadership activities in which you have been involved in recent years and explain how these experiences reflect your vision of and capacity for leadership in higher education.
  2. Identify a problem or challenge in a college, university, or your professional life generally and write an analysis in which you assess the issues(s), describe effective strategies for addressing the issue(s), and make clear the implications for the exercise of effective leadership in the situation.
Special Notes

This program is available fully online and is intended for part-time study.

Additionally, this program offers an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience in the course listing as an option to fulfill course requirements. 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. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

PhD

Deadlines and Requirements

PhD - Latin American, Caribbean and Latina/o Studies Doctoral Concentration of the Spanish PhD Program

Latin American, Caribbean and Latina/o Studies Doctoral Concentration of the Spanish PhD Program
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Africana, Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies
LACS, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Latin America, Caribbean, Latina Studies, Latino Studies, Spanish
Deadlines

Priority deadline: January 5
 

Assistantship deadlines  

  • Fall: January 5 
  • Spring: December 1  
  • Summer: Not Available 
     

No Assistantship deadlines 

  • Fall: August 1 
  • Spring: December 1 
  • Summer: Not Available
Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Writing Sample: 5-10 pages
  • Personal Statement: Two pages describing your decision to pursue advanced graduate studies. Briefly describe experiences that have prepared you for advanced study or research, your plans for your future occupation or profession and provide any additional information that may aid the selection committee in evaluating your preparation and aptitude for graduate study.
  • Research Statement: four pages describing your research interests and identifying faculty in the program whose work aligns with your interests. Be as precise as possible in describing your research interests, including region or country, topic or approach you expect to adopt, as well as historical subjects and intellectual issues you would like to explore.
CGS

Deadlines and Requirements

CGS - Latin American, Caribbean and Latina/o/x Studies

Latin American, Caribbean and Latina/o/x Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Africana, Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies
LACS
Deadlines
  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: Not Available

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
MA

Deadlines and Requirements

MA - Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies

Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Africana, Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies
Transnationalism & Global Flows, Culture, Power & Identity, LACS
Deadlines
  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: Not Available

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation​​​​​
Special Notes

This program offers an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience in the course listing as an option to fulfill course requirements. 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. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

MA

Deadlines and Requirements

MA - Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of English
Deadlines
  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: Not Available

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE test score
  • Statement of goals
  • Critical writing sample

The statement of goals is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals. 

CAS

Deadlines and Requirements

CAS - Library and Information Science

Library and Information Science
College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, Department of Information Sciences and Technology
Information Science, Library Services
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

Fall: March 1
Spring: November 1
Summer: Not Available
 

No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

Fall: August 1
Spring: January 1
Summer: Not Available

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE scores*
  • Resume
  • Statement of goals

*The GRE is not required if: GPA is > 3.2, already have Master's Degree, or 5 years of work experience.

Available information for International Applicants.

Special Notes

This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience. 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.  If applicants have concerns about this matter, please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

PhD

Deadlines and Requirements

PhD - Literacy

Literacy
School of Education
Department of Literacy Teaching & Learning
reading and literacy
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

Fall: January 30
Spring: Not Available
Summer: Not Available

No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

Fall: January 30
Spring: Not Available
Summer: Not Available

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
    At least one letter must be from a college/university professor/instructor and address the candidate's academic abilities and potential for graduate study.
  • Literacy essay within application
  • Official GRE scores (Note: The GRE requirement has been waived through Fall 2024)


Supplemental Documents

Writing Sample
The writing sample should be an example of academic writing. 

 

Available information for International Applicants.

Special Notes

This program offers an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience in the course listing as an option to fulfill course requirements. 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. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.   

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Literacy

Literacy
School of Education
Department of Literacy Teaching & Learning
Professional Teacher Certification, reading and literacy, special education
Deadlines
  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 15
  • Summer: May 1

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • A NYS initial or professional teacher certification in any area
  • Transcripts from all schools attended (with at least a 3.0 GPA)
  • Three letters of recommendation (see Special Notes below)
  • Program-specific application questions

 

Special Notes

This program leads to certification as a Literacy Specialist. This program is not available to international applicants. This program is available fully online (Birth -6th grade and 5th -12th grade tracks only) to full-time teachers pending permission for practicum experiences within your school district (contact Reisha Rieder for more information [email protected]).

The Literacy program requires three letters of recommendation. At least one letter should be from a college/university professor/instructor.  The other two letters can come from individuals who have observed you in a professional context. All the recommendations should come from people who would be able to evaluate your capability for academic success.

Complete all questions on the application and take your time with the written questions. We read your responses carefully, not only for what you say but also to learn how you express your thoughts in writing. Be candid about your goals, experiences, and your own literacy abilities.

This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. 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.  If applicants have concerns about this matter, please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

 

CAS

Deadlines and Requirements

CAS - Literacy

Literacy
School of Education
Department of Literacy Teaching & Learning
reading and literacy
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

Fall: January 30
Spring: Not Available
Summer: Not Available
 

No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

Fall: January 30
Spring: Not Available
Summer: Not Available

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
    Including academic and teaching recommendations
  • Official GRE scores (Recommended)

 

Special Notes

This program is not eligible for federal financial aid.

This program offers an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience in the course listing as an option to fulfill course requirements. 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. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

CGS

Deadlines and Requirements

CGS - Machine Learning

Machine Learning
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
machine learning, data analysis, data engineer, data research analyst, artificial intelligence, big data
Deadlines
  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: Rolling
  • Summer: Rolling

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Statement of goals

The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals. 

 

Special Notes

Please Note: This program is not eligible for federal financial aid

CGS

Deadlines and Requirements

CGS - Maternal and Child Health

Maternal and Child Health
School of Public Health
School of Public Health
Application Requirements and Deadlines

Must hold a bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing.

For application specific questions, contact us at [email protected].

 

Rolling deadlines for Fall and Spring

No Departmental Assistantship Available

International Requirements
  • International students must submit a minimum TOEFL score of 98 or IELTS score of 7.0. We will only accept official scores sent by the testing institution.
  • UAlbany SOPHAS TOEFL code is 2532. We do not use department codes. For electronic IELTS score results reporting, provide the following information to your test center:
    University at Albany (SUNY)
    1400 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12222
  • The TOEFL or IELTS is not required for international students who have completed at least four semesters of full-time study within a four-year time frame from time of application, and maintained at least a B average at a college or university in the United States or a country from an approved list.  For questions regarding English Language Proficiency waivers, please email Soha Acosta at [email protected].
Required Application Materials

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts from EVERY post-secondary academic institution attended, including college coursework completed during high school, must be sent directly from the institution to University at Albany Office of Graduate Admissions. You must report all colleges and universities attended and submit official transcripts, even if your transfer credits are listed on your primary transcript. 


One Letter of Recommendation

  • Preferably faculty or supervisor in a health-related field
  • Letters must be signed and on institutional/organizational letterhead


Personal Statement

  • Why do you wish to pursue this certificate and why are you interested in maternal and child health?
  • 1500 word limit


CV/Resume

Application Information for Current UAlbany Students

Current UAlbany students should login to MyUAlbany and follow these steps to apply:

  1. In the MyUAlbany portal, select the Graduate Education tab at the top of the page.
  2. At the bottom left of the page under Application and Graduation Information, select Supplemental Degree Application.
  3. Click on the Supplemental Degree Application icon.
  4. Click the Add To Cart button.
  5. Fill out the form. Select your current degree level and current program name. Make sure to enter "Graduate Certificate in Maternal and Child Health" in the Requested Supplemental Degree Program Name field and select CGS in the Requested Supplemental Degree dropdown menu.
  6. Click Continue to submit your supplemental application form.
  7. Select Checkout to submit your payment information.
Special Notes

 

Please Note: This program is not eligible for federal financial aid.

The MCH Certificate is offered as an on-campus program. While students may opt to choose online courses to fulfill some of the courses when available, the certificate cannot currently be completed fully online.

MA

Deadlines and Requirements

MA - Mathematics

Mathematics
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Deadlines
  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: Rolling
  • Summer: Rolling

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Statement of goals

The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals. 

PhD

Deadlines and Requirements

PhD - Mathematics

Mathematics
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: February 1
  • Spring: January 1
  • Summer: Not Available


 No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: January 1
  • Summer: May 1
Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE test scores*
  • Statement of goals

*The GRE will be waived as a requirement for admission through Fall 2024.

The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals. 

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Mental Health Counseling

Mental Health Counseling
School of Education
Department of Educational & Counseling Psychology
Deadlines
  • Fall: Not Available
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: December 15

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Deadlines for combined (Bachelors/Masters) applicants ONLY:

  •  April 1
  •  November 1

 

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Official GRE scores
  • Statement of Goals

The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals. 

Special Notes

At least 15 credits of undergraduate psychology in statistics, abnormal psychology, and courses that focus on personality theory and development.

This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. 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.  If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Nanobioscience

Nanobioscience
College of Nanotechnology, Science, and Engineering
College of Nanotechnology, Science, and Engineering, Department of Nanoscale Science & Engineering
nanotechnology, nanomedicine, nanoscale science, nanoscale engineering, Biology, nanomaterials, nanofabrication, nanobioscience, biosensors, pharmaceuticals
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

Fall: February 1
Spring: October 1

Financial support for Masters students is dependent on availability of funding. 

No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

Fall: February 1
Spring: October 1

Applications received after these dates will be reviewed on an individual basis.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three academic or professional letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • GRE General Test score is strongly recommended but not required. The department evaluates all aspects of the application, therefore a minimum score is not identified.

Available information for International Applicants.

PhD

Deadlines and Requirements

PhD - Nanobioscience

Nanobioscience
College of Nanotechnology, Science, and Engineering
College of Nanotechnology, Science, and Engineering, Department of Nanoscale Science & Engineering
nanotechnology, nanomedicine, nanoscale science, nanoscale engineering, Biology, nanomaterials, nanofabrication, nanobioscience, biosensors, pharmaceuticals
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

Fall: February 1
Spring: October 1

Financial support for Masters students is dependent on availability of funding. 

No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

Fall: February 1
Spring: October 1

Applications received after these dates will be reviewed on an individual basis.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three academic or professional letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • GRE General Test score is strongly recommended but not required. The department evaluates all aspects of the application, therefore a minimum score is not identified.

Available information for International Applicants.

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Nanoscale Engineering

Nanoscale Engineering
College of Nanotechnology, Science, and Engineering
College of Nanotechnology, Science, and Engineering, Department of Nanoscale Science & Engineering
nanotechnology, nanoscale engineering, nanoengineering, nanoelectronics, photonics, nanomedicine, optoelectronics, spintronics, nanosystem engineering, nanolithography, nanobiology
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

Fall: February 1
Spring: October 1

Financial support for Masters students is dependent on availability of funding. 

No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

Fall: February 1
Spring: October 1

Applications received after these dates will be reviewed on an individual basis.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three academic or professional letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • GRE General Test score is strongly recommended but not required. The department evaluates all aspects of the application, therefore a minimum score is not identified.

Available information for International Applicants.

PhD

Deadlines and Requirements

PhD - Nanoscale Engineering

Nanoscale Engineering
College of Nanotechnology, Science, and Engineering
College of Nanotechnology, Science, and Engineering, Department of Nanoscale Science & Engineering
nanotechnology, nanoscale engineering, nanoengineering, nanoelectronics, photonics, nanomedicine, optoelectronics, spintronics, nanosystem engineering, nanolithography, nanobiology
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

Fall: February 1
Spring: October 1

Financial support for Masters students is dependent on availability of funding. 

No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

Fall: February 1
Spring: October 1

Applications received after these dates will be reviewed on an individual basis.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three academic or professional letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • GRE General Test score is strongly recommended but not required. The department evaluates all aspects of the application, therefore a minimum score is not identified.

Available information for International Applicants.

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Nanoscale Science

Nanoscale Science
College of Nanotechnology, Science, and Engineering
College of Nanotechnology, Science, and Engineering, Department of Nanoscale Science & Engineering
nanotechnology, nanoscale engineering, engineering, nanoelectronics, nanobiosystems, nanoscale lithography, energy, environmental engineering, nanomaterials, nanoscale science, nanobioscience, nanotoxicology
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

Fall: February 1
Spring: October 1

Financial support for Masters students is dependent on availability of funding. 

No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

Fall: February 1
Spring: October 1

Applications received after these dates will be reviewed on an individual basis.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three academic or professional letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • GRE General Test score is strongly recommended but not required. The department evaluates all aspects of the application, therefore a minimum score is not identified.

Available information for International Applicants.

PhD

Deadlines and Requirements

PhD - Nanoscale Science

Nanoscale Science
College of Nanotechnology, Science, and Engineering
College of Nanotechnology, Science, and Engineering, Department of Nanoscale Science & Engineering
nanotechnology, nanoscale engineering, engineering, nanoelectronics, nanobiosystems, nanoscale lithography, energy, environmental engineering, nanomaterials, nanoscale science, nanobioscience, nanotoxicology, semiconductor
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

Fall: February 1
Spring: October 1

Financial support for Masters students is dependent on availability of funding. 

No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

Fall: February 1
Spring: October 1

Applications received after these dates will be reviewed on an individual basis.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three academic or professional letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • GRE General Test score is strongly recommended but not required. The department evaluates all aspects of the application, therefore a minimum score is not identified.

Available information for International Applicants.

CGS

Deadlines and Requirements

CGS - Nonprofit Management and Leadership

Nonprofit Management and Leadership
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy
Department of Public Administration & Policy
Nonprofit Management and Leadership
Deadlines
  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: January 1
  • Summer: May 1

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Resume
  • Statement of goals

The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals.



*One or two letters of recommendation are encouraged but not required for admission.

CGS

Deadlines and Requirements

CGS - Online Learning and Teaching

Online Learning and Teaching
School of Education
Department of Educational Theory & Practice
online education, COLT
Deadlines
  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: Rolling
  • Summer: Rolling

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Two letters of recommendation (The two letters of recommendation should come from people who would be able to evaluate your capability for academic success; who can evaluate your substantial work (paid or unpaid) in education or your current field; who supervise your work in current employment and can speak to your capacity for collaborating, managing multiple projects simultaneously, as well as working independently; or who have observed your effectiveness in a professional or human-service context.)
  • Statement of goals
  • Copy of teaching certificate if applicable
Special Notes

Completed applications that meet all admission criteria are typically reviewed within two weeks of receipt. 

Please note: This program offers an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience in the course listing as an option to fulfill course requirements. 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. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

PhD

Deadlines and Requirements

PhD - Philosophy

Philosophy
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Philosophy
Values & Society, Knowledge & Representation, Bioethics
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: February 15
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: Not Available


 No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: Rolling
  • Summer: Not Available
Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE Scores*
  • Statement of goals
  • Writing sample

The statement of goals is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals. 
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*The GRE will be waived as a requirement for admission through Fall 2024.

Special Notes

Please submit 2 to 3 letters of recommendation.

This program offers an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience in the course listing as an option to fulfill course requirements. 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. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

MA

Deadlines and Requirements

MA - Philosophy

Philosophy
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Philosophy
Deadlines
  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: Rolling
  • Summer: Not Available

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE test scores*
  • Statement of goals
  • Writing sample

The statement of goals is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals. 

*The GRE will be waived as a requirement for admission through Fall 2024.

Special Notes

Please submit 2 to 3 letters of recommendation.

This program offers an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience in the course listing as an option to fulfill course requirements. 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. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Physics

Physics
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Physics
Deadlines
  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: Rolling
  • Summer: Not Available

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of goals

The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals. 

 

PhD

Deadlines and Requirements

PhD - Physics

Physics
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Physics
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: January 15
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available


 No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: Not Available
Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of goals

The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals. 

MA

Deadlines and Requirements

MA - Political Science

Political Science
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy
Department of Political Science
Environmental Policy, Public Policy and Analysis, Elections, Political_Science, International_Affairs, American Politics, Lobbying and Advocacy
Deadlines

Fall (Priority for funding consideration): January 15
Fall (Regular admission): July 15
Spring: December 1
Summer: Not Available

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Statement of goals
    The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals.
  • Official GRE scores
    While we do not require the GRE, the admissions committee will be looking for signs the applicant can complete all necessary coursework, which requires strong writing and analytic skills as well as competency in statistics. If an applicant’s record of prior coursework does not demonstrate these abilities (through the absence of any courses with a substantial quantitative component, for instance), the applicant might benefit from submitting GRE scores or having letter writers specifically address such skills in their recommendation letters. 
Special Notes

This program offers an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience in the course listing as an option to fulfill course requirements. 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. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

PhD

Deadlines and Requirements

PhD - Political Science

Political Science
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy
Department of Political Science
Public Policy and Analysis, Elections, Political_Science, International_Affairs, American Politics, Comparative Politics, Political Theory, Public Law
Deadlines

Fall (For funding consideration): January 15
Fall: July 1*
Spring: Not Available
Summer: Not Available

*Students not applying for departmental assistance will be reviewed on a space available basis only. Review is not guaranteed and the department can close admissions when there is no longer space in the program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE or LSAT scores
  • Resume
  • Statement of goals
    The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals.
  • Writing sample
Special Notes

This program offers an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience in the course listing as an option to fulfill course requirements. 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. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.   

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Population Health Nursing

Population Health Nursing
School of Public Health
School of Public Health
nursing, population health nursing, nurse
Deadlines
  • Fall: Rolling
  • Spring: Rolling
  • Summer: Rolling
Application Requirements
  • A BS or pending BS in Nursing (BS, BSN) from an institution accredited by ACEN, CCNE or CNEA
  • GPA of 3.0 or better
  • One college-level course in statistics
  • Submit a copy of your current, unrestricted license to practice as a registered professional nurse.

Note: If you intend to complete your clinical coursework outside of your current license home state, submit the following in addition to your current home state license:

  • A detailed explanation and plan to obtain the necessary license.
  • Proof of eligibility
Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended 
  • Three Letters of recommendation 
  • Statement of goals
  • Resume


Available information for International Applicants.

Special Notes

This program offers an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. 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. If you have concerns about this matter, please contact the Dean’s Office of your intended academic program.

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Professional Accountancy

Professional Accountancy
Massry School of Business
Accounting and Law
Deadlines

Priority Review Deadline

  • Fall: November 1
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available


Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: March 1
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available


 No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: June 1
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available
Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
    One academic reference is required, however two academic references are preferred
  • Resume
  • Statement of Goals
    The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals.
  • GMAT*

*The GMAT will be waived for admission until Fall 2024. 

Special Notes

Admission to the program requires a NYSED-approved undergraduate degree in accounting from an accredited U.S. university, or its equivalent (including 24 accounting credits and 36 business-elective credits). The application deadline for International Students is March 1.

This program is licensure qualifying. 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.  If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

AGC

Deadlines and Requirements

AGC - Professional Science Management - Biodiversity, Conservation and Policy

Professional Science Management - Biodiversity, Conservation and Policy
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geography & Planning
Deadlines

Application deadline dates are dependent on the area of study.  Please contact the department for specific deadlines. 

Special Notes

Application deadline dates are dependent on the area of study.  Please contact the department for specific deadlines. 

Current UAlbany Biodiversity, Conservation and Policy students may apply to the AGC track after completing a minimum of 12 credits toward the M.S. degree and passing the Program’s Core Exam. UAlbany Biodiversity, Conservation and Policy M.S. graduates may apply to the AGC within five years of graduation.

AGC applicants to the Forensic Biology track must have academic backgrounds as Forensic Biology students or graduates from the University at Albany and possibly other Forensic Biology programs from other colleges. Current master’s students seeking entry into the AGC shall have passed the written comprehensive exam with a 3.0 or better, or present comparable credentials from other programs/institutions.

Applicants to the Computer Science track AGC will be taken only from active students in the Computer Science Master’s program. To be eligible, an applicant must i) have removed all undergraduate deficiencies; ii) have completed the core courses with a grade point average of 3.0 or better; iii) have passed the Discrete Mathematics Examination.

This program is not eligible for federal financial aid.

Please note: This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. 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. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

AGC

Deadlines and Requirements

AGC - Professional Science Management - Forensic Science Investigation and Management

Professional Science Management - Forensic Science Investigation and Management
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences
Deadlines

Application deadline dates are dependent on the area of study.  Please contact the department for specific deadlines. 

Special Notes

Application deadline dates are dependent on the area of study.  Please contact the department for specific deadlines. 

Current UAlbany Biodiversity, Conservation and Policy students may apply to the AGC track after completing a minimum of 12 credits toward the M.S. degree and passing the Program’s Core Exam. UAlbany Biodiversity, Conservation and Policy M.S. graduates may apply to the AGC within five years of graduation.

AGC applicants to the Forensic Biology track must have academic backgrounds as Forensic Biology students or graduates from the University at Albany and possibly other Forensic Biology programs from other colleges. Current master’s students seeking entry into the AGC shall have passed the written comprehensive exam with a 3.0 or better, or present comparable credentials from other programs/institutions.

Applicants to the Computer Science track AGC will be taken only from active students in the Computer Science Master’s program. To be eligible, an applicant must i) have removed all undergraduate deficiencies; ii) have completed the core courses with a grade point average of 3.0 or better; iii) have passed the Discrete Mathematics Examination.

This program is not eligible for federal financial aid.

Please note: This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. 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. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

PhD

Deadlines and Requirements

PhD - Public Administration and Policy

Public Administration and Policy
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy
Department of Public Administration & Policy
Public Administration, Environmental Policy, Public Policy and Analysis, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, State and Local Government, Health Policy and Management, Government Information Policy and Management, Public Economics and Finance, Public Management, Public Financial Management
Deadlines

Fall (For funding consideration): January 1
Fall: July 1*
Spring: Not Available
Summer: Not Available

*Students not applying for departmental assistance will be reviewed on a space available basis only. Review is not guaranteed and the department can close admissions when there is no longer space in the program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE or GMAT scores
  • Resume

Statement of Background and Goals

 

Special Notes

This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. 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. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

MPA

Deadlines and Requirements

MPA - Public Administration and Policy

Public Administration and Policy
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy
Department of Public Administration & Policy
Public Administration, Environmental Policy, Public Policy and Analysis, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, State and Local Government, Health Policy and Management, Government Information Policy and Management, Public Economics and Finance, homeland security, education policy and leadership, criminal justice policy, Women and Public Policy, Urban Policy and Planning, Social Welfare Policy, Global Politics, Public Management, Jurisprudence, jd, juris doctor, lawyer, law, attorney, doctor of law, jd law
Deadlines

Fall (Priority for Funding Consideration): February 1
Fall (Regular Admission): July 15
Spring: December 1
Summer: Not Available
 

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Statement of goals
    The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals. 
Special Notes

This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. 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.  If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

MPH

Deadlines and Requirements

MPH - Public Health

Public Health
School of Public Health
School of Public Health, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Department of Health Policy, Management and Behavior
Social Behavior, Community Health, Biomedical Sciences, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, Health Policy and Management
Deadlines

Priority: January 15 – First consideration for scholarship funding
General: March 1 – Second consideration for scholarship funding
Final: Rolling until August 1 on space available basis

Spring applications for health policy, social behavior and epidemiology are restricted to those who have completed the Certificate in Public Health Fundamentals and Principles.

Applicants who wish to be considered for a scholarship must submit their application by the priority deadline.  Some scholarships require that applications be received earlier than the published priority deadline. Students who wish to be considered for one of the early submission scholarships should consult our Financing Your Degree page and must submit the degree application and any additional required documents by the stated date for that scholarship.

Fee waivers are available for the first program you apply to in SOPHAS to cover the initial $145 application fee. There are three types of fee waivers: financial-based, service-based, and international-based. You may only apply for one type of fee waiver, and the waiver request must be submitted before you submit your SOPHAS application. Fee waivers are granted on a first come, first served basis, so applicants are strongly encouraged to apply before the priority deadline when requesting a waiver. For more information, visit SOPHAS Fees and Fee Waivers.

Applications are accepted for all programs on a space available basis after the published deadlines. Contact us at [email protected] or 518-402-0361 with any questions. 

MPH Degree Application

The application and all supporting materials for the Master of Public Health must be submitted through SOPHAS.

Visit the SOPHAS Applicant Help Center for help with starting your SOPHAS application.

 

Application Requirements

  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing
  • Grade point average of 3.00 or better
  • One semester of social sciences required for all concentrations
  • One college level course in mathematics or statistics with a grade of B or higher required for all concentrations
  • Health Policy & Management and Social Behavior & Community Health require college math (algebra or pre-calculus) or statistics (High School AP courses do not count towards this prerequisite)
  • Epidemiology, Environmental Health and Biomedical Sciences require Calculus I
  • Biostatistics requires Calculus I, Calculus II, and linear algebra
  • Biomedical Sciences and Environmental Health require two semesters of biology
  • Biomedical Sciences and Environmental Health require two semesters of chemistry
  • Epidemiology requires one semester of biology
  • Population Medicine is open only to physicians in the New York State Fellowship in Applied Public Health and to other licensed healthcare professionals by permission of the fellowship director.

 

Note: GRE not required for admission.

 

International Requirements

  • International students must submit a minimum TOEFL score of 98 or IELTS score of 7.0. We will only accept official scores sent by the testing institution.
  • UAlbany SOPHAS TOEFL code is 5688. We do not use department codes. 
  • The TOEFL or IELTS is not required for international students who have completed at least four semesters of full-time study within a four-year time frame from time of application, and maintained at least a B average at a college or university in the United States or a country from an approved list.  For questions regarding English Language Proficiency waivers, please email Soha Acosta at [email protected].
  • International students must request a transcript evaluation from World Education Services (WES). The WES evaluation must be sent directly to SOPHAS, NOT the University at Albany or the School of Public Health.


Required Application Materials

Official Transcripts

  • Official transcripts from EVERY post-secondary academic institution attended, including college coursework completed during high school, must be sent directly from the institution to SOPHAS. You must report all colleges and universities attended and submit official transcripts, even if your transfer credits are listed on your primary transcript. See Sending Official Transcripts for more guidelines.
  • UAlbany students must have an official UAlbany transcript sent directly to SOPHAS.
  • Applicants who use the transcript entry service provided by SOPHAS should note that the entry process adds TWO FULL WEEKS to the time it takes for an application to be verified and considered complete by the admissions committee.

 

Three letters of recommendation

  • A minimum of two letters must be from academic faculty 
  • At least one letter must be from a university faculty member in the major field of study
  • Applicants who have been out of school for five or more years may submit professional references
  • Letters must be signed and on institutional/organizational letterhead.


Personal Statement

  • Why do you wish to pursue a career in public health and why are you interested in your chosen area of study?
  • 2-page limit


CV/Resume


Application Submission

Applicants should submit their application as soon as the items you have control over are complete (personal statement, resume/CV, institutions attended, coursework entry, and all other required sections of the online application). Test scores, transcripts and letters of recommendation will be added as they are received, after which SOPHAS will begin verifying your application.

Applications will not be reviewed until all required items, including official transcripts, official test scores, and required letters of recommendation, have been received and your application has been verified.  Please note that once SOPHAS has received all of your application materials, it may take up to 4 full weeks to be verified by SOPHAS.  Be sure to request all transcripts, recommendations, and standardized test scores in advance so that your application can be completed and verified by the specified application deadline.

Combined BS/MPH Required Application Materials

The combined program is highly competitive. In order for your application to be reviewed, you must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher and have completed 56 total credits hours toward your BS. Students typically apply in their junior year. The department accepts applications only for fall semester start.

Application Materials

  •  Completed Degree Application. Select the fall term you will first start taking graduate coursework. 
    • Contact [email protected] for the Application Code for Special School of Public Health Programs needed to access the MPH graduate admissions application 
  •  Official transcripts of all undergraduate coursework not completed at UAlbany.
  •  Two letters of recommendation from academic faculty. One must be from the public health program. 
  •  Attestation from academic advisor that all gen ed requirements, major requirements (except three electives), and minor requirements will be completed by the end of the third year of study. 
  •  1-2 page personal statement detailing interest in public health, chosen area of concentration, and reasons for pursuing the BS/MPH
  •  Resume
  •  $75 application fee

    Note: GRE not required for admission.
Accepted Student Profile

Average GPA: 3.35

Special Notes

Please note: This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. 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. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

DrPH

Deadlines and Requirements

DrPH - Public Health

Public Health
School of Public Health
School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy, Management and Behavior
Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, Health Policy and Management
Deadlines

Priority: January 5

Applicants who wish to be considered for a doctoral graduate assistantship or scholarship must submit their application by the priority deadline. Some scholarships require that applications be received earlier than the published priority deadline. Students who wish to be considered for one of the early submission scholarships should consult our Financing Your Degree page and must submit the degree application and any additional required documents by the stated date for that scholarship.

Fee waivers are available for the first program you apply to in SOPHAS to cover the initial $145 application fee. There are three types of fee waivers: financial-based, service-based, and international-based. You may only apply for one type of fee waiver, and the waiver request must be submitted before you submit your SOPHAS application. Fee waivers are granted on a first come, first served basis, so applicants are strongly encouraged to apply before the priority deadline when requesting a waiver.  For more information, visit SOPHAS Fees and Fee Waivers.

Contact the department directly at [email protected] with questions about submitting your application after the priority deadline.

DrPH Degree Application

The application and all supporting materials for the DrPH must be submitted through SOPHAS.

Visit the SOPHAS Applicant Help Center for help with starting your SOPHAS application.

 

Application Requirements

  • Must hold an MPH degree or other master's degree in health, social science, or related field, from an accredited American college or university or a well-regarded foreign college or university.
  • Grade point average of 3.00 or better
  • At least two years work experience in public health or related field, preferably for an uninterrupted period of time, typically, but not always, following completion of a master's degree program.*

*Applicants without a master's degree who are interested in the DrPH program should first apply to the MPH program. Qualified students in the MPH program may apply to the DrPH program during their last year of MPH study.
**Students with a master's degree other than an MPH will be required to take all MPH core courses not previously taken.

*GRE and/or MCAT are not required. However, if the applicant has taken the GRE or MCAT, a copy of the test results should be included in the application.

For application specific questions, contact us at [email protected].

 

International Requirements

  • International students must submit a minimum TOEFL score of 98 or IELTS score of 7.0. We will only accept official scores sent by the testing institution.
  • UAlbany SOPHAS TOEFL code is 5688. We do not use department codes.
  • The TOEFL or IELTS is not required for international students who have completed at least four semesters of full-time study within a four-year time frame from time of application, and maintained at least a B average at a college or university in the United States or a country from an approved list.  For questions regarding English Language Proficiency waivers, please email Soha Acosta at [email protected].
  • International students must request a transcript evaluation from World Education Services (WES). The WES evaluation must be sent directly to the University at Albany.


Required Application Materials

Official transcripts 

  • Official transcripts from EVERY post-secondary academic institution attended, including college coursework completed during high school, must be sent directly from the institution to SOPHAS. You must report all colleges and universities attended and submit official transcripts, even if your transfer credits are listed on your primary transcript. See Sending Official Transcripts for more guidelines.
  • UAlbany students must have an official UAlbany transcript sent directly to SOPHAS.
  • Applicants who use the transcript entry service provided by SOPHAS should note that the entry process adds TWO FULL WEEKS to the time it takes for an application to be verified and considered complete by the admissions committee.


Three letters of recommendation

  • A minimum of two letters must be from academic faculty 
  • At least one letter must be from a university faculty member in the major field of study
  • Applicants who have been out of school more than five years may submit professional references
  • Letters must be signed and on institutional/organizational letterhead


Personal Statement

  • Describe previous professional experience, specific educational interests and career goals in public health. The student must demonstrate commitment to the practice of public health.
  • 2-3 page limit
  • At least one page discussing applicable public health or related work experience


Writing Sample

The student must demonstrate writing and communication skills through the submission of a 3-5 page writing sample with applicant as the sole author.


Interviews

The DrPH Admissions Committee will evaluate each application based on the applicant's demonstrated ability to excel at graduate work and evidence contained in the application, that the applicant has clearly defined career goals that can be advanced by completing the DrPH program. Applicants who pass an initial review of their completed application will be invited to be interviewed by the Dr PH Admissions Committee. These interviews are required.


CV/Resume

 

Application Submission

Applicants should submit their application as soon as the items you have control over are complete (personal statement, resume/CV, institutions attended, coursework entry, and all other required sections of the online application). Test scores, transcripts and letters of recommendation will be added as they are received, after which SOPHAS will begin verifying your application.

Applications will not be reviewed until all required items, including official transcripts, official test scores, and required letters of recommendation, have been received and your application has been verified.  Please note that once SOPHAS has received all of your application materials, it may take up to 4 full weeks to be verified by SOPHAS.  Be sure to request all transcripts, recommendations, and standardized test scores in advance so that your application can be completed and verified by the specified application deadline.

Special Notes

Please note: This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. 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.  If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

MPH / MD

Deadlines and Requirements

MPH / MD - Public Health / Medical Doctorate Albany Medical College

Public Health / Medical Doctorate Albany Medical College
School of Public Health
School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy, Management and Behavior
Biomedical Sciences, Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Health Policy and Management, Social Behavior, Community Health
Deadlines

Summer: March 1
Fall: March 1 

MD/MPH Application

How to Apply

To be considered for admission into the MD/MPH, applicants must be admitted first to medical school at Albany Medical College. Albany Medical College is in the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS).      


AMCAS Admissions

Applicants must then apply separately to the School of Public Health for admission into the MPH program.

Application Requirements 

  • Must be an accepted or enrolled medical student at Albany Medical College
  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing
  • Official MCAT scores
  • One semester of social sciences 
  • College level calculus
  • One year of biology and one year of chemistry


International Requirements

  • International students must submit a minimum TOEFL score of 98 or IELTS score of 7.0. We will only accept official scores sent by the testing institution.
  • For electronic IELTS score results reporting, provide the following information to your test center:
    University at Albany (SUNY)
    1400 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12222
  • The TOEFL or IELTS is not required for international students who have completed at least four semesters of full-time study within a four-year time frame from time of application, and maintained at least a B average at a college or university in the United States or a country from an approved list.  For questions regarding English Language Proficiency waivers, please email Soha Acosta at [email protected].
  • International students must request a transcript evaluation from World Education Services (WES). The WES evaluation must be sent directly to the University at Albany.

 

Required Application Materials

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Copy of MCAT scores
  • Statement of purpose describing your reasons for pursuing the MD/MPH and your interest in the specified concentration
  • CV/Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation, submitted directly by the reviewer 
    • A minimum of two letters must be from academic faculty
    • At least one letter must be from a university faculty member in the major field of study
    • Applicants who have been out of school for five or more years may submit professional references
    • Letters must be signed and on institutional/organizational letterhead

For application specific questions, contact us at [email protected] or 518-402-0361.

Special Notes

Please note: This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. 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.  If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

MPH / MSW

Deadlines and Requirements

MPH / MSW - Public Health / Social Welfare

Public Health / Social Welfare
School of Public Health
School of Public Health
Deadlines
  • Fall: February 29 at 11:59pm
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available
MPH/MSW Application

The application and all supporting materials for the MPH/MSW must be submitted directly to the University at Albany Office of Graduate Admissions.


Application Requirements

  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing
  • Grade point average of 3.00 or better
  • One semester of social sciences
  • A college level course in mathematics (algebra or pre-calculus) or statistics with a grade of B or higher
     

Note: GRE not required for admission.

 

For application specific questions, contact us at [email protected].


International Requirements

  • International students must submit a minimum TOEFL score of 98 or IELTS score of 7.0. We will only accept official scores sent by the testing institution.
  • UAlbany SOPHAS TOEFL code is 2532. We do not use department codes. For electronic IELTS score results reporting, provide the following information to your test center:
    University at Albany (SUNY)
    1400 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12222
  • The TOEFL or IELTS is not required for international students who have completed at least four semesters of full-time study within a four-year time frame from time of application, and maintained at least a B average at a college or university in the United States or a country from an approved list.  For questions regarding English Language Proficiency waivers, please email Soha Acosta at [email protected].


Required Application Materials

Official transcripts

  • Official transcripts from EVERY post-secondary academic institution attended, including college coursework completed during high school, must be sent directly from the institution to University at Albany Office of Graduate Admissions. You must report all colleges and universities attended and submit official transcripts, even if your transfer credits are listed on your primary transcript. 

 

Three letters of recommendation

  • A minimum of two must be from academic faculty 
  • At least one from a university faculty member in the major field of study
  • Applicants who have been out of school for five or more years may submit professional references
  • Letters must be signed and on institutional/organizational letterhead

 

Personal Statement

The faculty of the School of Social Welfare and School of Public Health separately evaluate your application. You will be submitting a variety of evidence concerning your ability to undertake a graduate program in social welfare and public health. An important component in your application is the content of your personal statement. The length of this statement should be 1‐4 pages, double‐spaced. Use the outline that follows to complete your personal statement.

A. The Professions of Social Welfare and Public Health as a Career Goal

  1. Why does a career combining social welfare and public health appeal to you?
  2. Describe how your personal and intellectual qualifications, past health and human service experience and/or future goals are relevant to assisting communities and the most economically and socially disadvantaged groups in our society. Please use specific examples.
  3. What particular aspects or special fields of social welfare and public health interest you most?

B. Experience as a Student

  1. How do you expect your performance in graduate school to compare with your performance as an undergraduate student?
  2. Give reasons for any differences you may anticipate.

C. Work/Volunteer Experience

  1. Describe your experience in any human services professional or volunteer role.

D. Other Experience

  1. Describe your experience/participation in school and community activities.
  2. Describe your experience in the helping role, such as with family, friends, peers, or colleagues in which you gave or received help.


CV/Resume

Special Notes

Please note: This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. 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.  If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

CGS

Deadlines and Requirements

CGS - Public Health Fundamentals and Principles

Public Health Fundamentals and Principles
School of Public Health
School of Public Health
Deadlines

Rolling Fall, Spring, Summer

Certificate in Public Health Fundamentals & Principles Application

The application and all supporting materials must be submitted directly to The Graduate School at the University at Albany.


Application Requirements

  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing
  • An undergraduate level course in mathematics (algebra or pre-calculus) or statistics with a grade of B or higher

For application specific questions, contact us at [email protected].


International Requirements

  • International students must submit a minimum TOEFL score of 98 or IELTS score of 7.0. We will only accept official scores sent by the testing institution.
  • UAlbany SOPHAS TOEFL code is 2532. We do not use department codes. For electronic IELTS score results reporting, provide the following information to your test center:
    University at Albany (SUNY)
    1400 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12222
  • The TOEFL or IELTS is not required for international students who have completed at least four semesters of full-time study within a four-year time frame from time of application, and maintained at least a B average at a college or university in the United States or a country from an approved list.  For questions regarding English Language Proficiency waivers, please email Soha Acosta at [email protected].
  • Applicants on an F1 or J1 visa are not permitted to enroll in a fully online program, due to visa restrictions.


Required Application Materials

Official transcripts

  • Official transcripts from EVERY post-secondary academic institution attended, including college coursework completed during high school, must be sent directly from the institution to University at Albany Office of Graduate Admissions. You must report all colleges and universities attended and submit official transcripts, even if your transfer credits are listed on your primary transcript. 

Personal Statement

  • Why do you wish to pursue this certificate and what are your career goals?
  • 1500 word limit

CV/Resume

MPH

Deadlines and Requirements

MPH - Public Health Online

Public Health Online
School of Public Health
School of Public Health
Deadlines

Rolling Fall, Spring, Summer


Fee waivers are available for the first program you apply to in SOPHAS to cover the initial $140 application fee. There are three types of fee waivers: financial-based, service-based, and international-based. You may only apply for one type of fee waiver, and the waiver request must be submitted before you submit your SOPHAS application. Fee waivers are granted on a first come, first served basis, so applicants are strongly encouraged to apply before the priority deadline when requesting a waiver.  For more information, visit SOPHAS Fees and Fee Waivers.

Online MPH Degree Application

The application and all supporting materials for the online Master of Public Health must be submitted through SOPHAS.

Visit the SOPHAS Applicant Help Center for help with starting your SOPHAS application.

 

Application Requirements

  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing
  • Grade point average of 3.00 in a completed bachelor's and/or graduate degree
  • One semester of social sciences 
  • A college-level course in mathematics (algebra or pre-calculus) or statistics with a grade of B or higher

 

Note: GRE not required for admission.

 

For application specific questions, contact us at [email protected] or 518-402-6479.
 

International Requirements

  • International students must submit a minimum TOEFL score of 98 or IELTS score of 7.0. We will only accept official scores sent by the testing institution.
  • UAlbany SOPHAS TOEFL code is 5688. We do not use department codes. 
  • The TOEFL or IELTS is not required for international students who have completed at least four semesters of full-time study within a four-year time frame from time of application, and maintained at least a B average at a college or university in the United States or a country from an approved list.  For questions regarding English Language Proficiency waivers, please email Soha Acosta at [email protected].
  • Please note that F-1 and J-1 students are not eligible for enrollment to the online MPH program. Applicants to the Online MPH in Public Health Practice must be US citizens or residing in the US for the duration of the program of study.
  • International students must request a transcript evaluation from World Education Services (WES). The WES evaluation must be sent directly to SOPHAS, NOT the University at Albany or the School of Public Health.


Required Application Materials

Official transcripts 

  • Official transcripts from EVERY post-secondary academic institution attended, including college coursework completed during high school, must be sent directly from the institution to SOPHAS. You must report all colleges and universities attended and submit official transcripts, even if your transfer credits are listed on your primary transcript. See Sending Official Transcripts for more guidelines.
  • UAlbany students must have an official UAlbany transcript sent directly to SOPHAS.
  • Applicants who use the transcript entry service provided by SOPHAS should note that the entry process adds TWO FULL WEEKS to the time it takes for an application to be verified and considered complete by the admissions committee.

 

Three letters of recommendation

  • A minimum of two letters must be from academic faculty 
  • At least one letter must be from a university faculty member in the major field of study
  • Applicants who have been out of school for five years or more may submit professional references.
  • Letters must be signed and on institutional/organizational letterhead

 

Personal Statement

  • Why do you wish to pursue a career in public health and why are you interested in your chosen area of study?
  • 2-page limit

 

CV/Resume

 

Application Submission

Applicants should submit their application as soon as the items you have control over are complete (personal statement, resume/CV, institutions attended, coursework entry, and all other required sections of the online application). Test scores, transcripts and letters of recommendation will be added as they are received, after which SOPHAS will begin verifying your application.

Applications will not be reviewed until all required items, including official transcripts, official test scores, and required letters of recommendation, have been received and your application has been verified.  Please note that once SOPHAS has received all of your application materials, it may take up to 4 full weeks to be verified by SOPHAS.  Be sure to request all transcripts, recommendations, and standardized test scores in advance so that your application can be completed and verified by the specified application deadline.

Special Notes

Please note: This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. 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.  If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

CGS

Deadlines and Requirements

CGS - Public Health Surveillance and Preparedness

Public Health Surveillance and Preparedness
School of Public Health
School of Public Health
Deadlines

Rolling Fall, Spring, Summer

Certificate in Public Health Surveillance and Preparedness Application

The application and all supporting materials must be submitted directly to The Graduate School at the University at Albany.


Application Requirements

  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing
  • An undergraduate level course in mathematics (algebra) or statistics

For application specific questions, contact us at [email protected].


International Requirements

  • International students must submit a minimum TOEFL score of 98 or IELTS score of 7.0. We will only accept official scores sent by the testing institution.
  • UAlbany SOPHAS TOEFL code is 2532. We do not use department codes. For electronic IELTS score results reporting, provide the following information to your test center:
    University at Albany (SUNY)
    1400 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12222
  • The TOEFL or IELTS is not required for international students who have completed at least four semesters of full-time study within a four-year time frame from time of application, and maintained at least a B average at a college or university in the United States or a country from an approved list.  For questions regarding English Language Proficiency waivers, please email Soha Acosta at [email protected].
  • Applicants on an F1 or J1 visa are not permitted to enroll in a fully online program, due to visa restrictions.


Required Application Materials

Official transcripts

  • Official transcripts from EVERY post-secondary academic institution attended, including college coursework completed during high school, must be sent directly from the institution to University at Albany Office of Graduate Admissions. You must report all colleges and universities attended and submit official transcripts, even if your transfer credits are listed on your primary transcript. 

Personal Statement

  • Why do you wish to pursue this certificate and why are you interested in your chosen area of concentration?
  • 1500 word limit

CV/Resume

Application Information for Current UAlbany Students

Current UAlbany students should login to MyUAlbany and follow these steps to apply:

  1. In the MyUAlbany portal, select the Graduate Education tab at the top of the page.
  2. At the bottom left of the page under Application and Graduation Information, select Supplemental Degree Application.
  3. Click on the Supplemental Degree Application icon.
  4. Click the Add To Cart button.
  5. Fill out the form. Select your current degree level and current program name. Make sure to enter "Graduate Certificate in Public Health Surveillance and Preparedness" in the Requested Supplemental Degree Program Name field and select CGS in the Requested Supplemental Degree dropdown menu.
  6. Click Continue to submit your supplemental application form.
  7. Select Checkout to submit your payment information.
CGS

Deadlines and Requirements

CGS - Public Sector Management

Public Sector Management
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy
Department of Public Administration & Policy
Public Administration, Public Policy and Analysis, State and Local Government, Government Information Policy and Management, Public Economics and Finance, Information Management, Public Management
Deadlines
  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: January 1
  • Summer: May 1

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Resume
  • Statement of goals
    The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals.


*One or two letters of recommendation are encouraged but not required for admission.

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Reading

Reading
School of Education
Department of Literacy Teaching & Learning
reading and literacy
Deadlines
  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 15
  • Summer: May 1

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended (with at least a 3.0 GPA)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Program-specific application questions

Special Notes

This program is available fully online.

The MS Reading program requires three letters of recommendation. At least one letter should be from a college/university professor/instructor.  The other two letters can come from individuals who have observed you in a professional context. All the recommendations should come from people who would be able to evaluate your capability for academic success.

Complete all questions on the application and take your time with the written questions. We read your responses carefully, not only for what you say but also to learn how you express your thoughts in writing. Be candid about your goals, experiences, and your own literacy abilities.

For students holding initial NY State Initial Teaching Certification and seeking NY State Professional Teacher Certification, please visit the NYSED Master's Degree requirement website for regulations concerning appropriate degrees.

Available information for International Applicants.

AGC

Deadlines and Requirements

AGC - School Building, District, and District Business Leadership

School Building, District, and District Business Leadership
School of Education
Department of Educational Policy & Leadership
education policy and leadership, Professional Teacher Certification
Deadlines
  • Fall: Rolling  
  • Spring: Rolling
  • Summer: Rolling

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Statement of goals
  • Prior teaching certificate
  • Masters degree
    Must have a Masters degree in ed or related area, permanent or professional certificate in teaching or pupil personnel. 
  • Leadership essay
    Please type one essay of no more than 800 words each from among the three possible topics below:
    • i. Summarize the leadership activities in which you have been involved in recent years and explain how these experiences reflect your vision of and capacity for leadership.
    • ii. Identify a problem or challenge in a school, school-related organization, or your professional life generally and write an analysis in which you assess the issues(s), describe effective strategies for addressing the issue(s), and make clear the implications for the exercise of effective leadership in the situation.
    • iii. Describe a problem of educational policy decision-making, policy content, or policy implementation, and explain how a deeper understanding of policy or the policy process could improve the situation.

 

Applicants that hold a valid NY COVID Emergency certificate may apply.

 

Available information for applicants.

 

Please note: This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. 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.  If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

AGC

Deadlines and Requirements

AGC - School Building, District, and District Business Leadership

School Building, District, and District Business Leadership
School of Education
Department of Educational Policy & Leadership
education policy and leadership, Professional Teacher Certification
Deadlines
  • Fall: Rolling  
  • Spring: Rolling
  • Summer: Rolling

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Statement of goals
  • Prior teaching certificate
  • Masters degree
    Must have a Masters degree in ed or related area, permanent or professional certificate in teaching or pupil personnel. 
  • Leadership essay
    Please type one essay of no more than 800 words each from among the three possible topics below:
    • i. Summarize the leadership activities in which you have been involved in recent years and explain how these experiences reflect your vision of and capacity for leadership.
    • ii. Identify a problem or challenge in a school, school-related organization, or your professional life generally and write an analysis in which you assess the issues(s), describe effective strategies for addressing the issue(s), and make clear the implications for the exercise of effective leadership in the situation.
    • iii. Describe a problem of educational policy decision-making, policy content, or policy implementation, and explain how a deeper understanding of policy or the policy process could improve the situation

 

Applicants that hold a valid NY COVID Emergency certificate may apply.

 

Available information for applicants.

 

Please note: This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. 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.  If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

AGC

Deadlines and Requirements

AGC - School Building, District, and District Business Leadership

School Building, District, and District Business Leadership
School of Education
Department of Educational Policy & Leadership
education policy and leadership, Professional Teacher Certification
Deadlines
  • Fall: Rolling  
  • Spring: Rolling
  • Summer: Rolling

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Statement of goals
  • Masters degree
    Must have a Masters degree in ed or related area.
  • Leadership essay
    Please type one essay of no more than 800 words each from among the three possible topics below:
    • i. Summarize the leadership activities in which you have been involved in recent years and explain how these experiences reflect your vision of and capacity for leadership.
    • ii. Identify a problem or challenge in a school, school-related organization, or your professional life generally and write an analysis in which you assess the issues(s), describe effective strategies for addressing the issue(s), and make clear the implications for the exercise of effective leadership in the situation.
    • iii. Describe a problem of educational policy decision-making, policy content, or policy implementation, and explain how a deeper understanding of policy or the policy process could improve the situation.

 

Applicants that hold a valid NY COVID Emergency certificate may apply.

 

Please note: This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. 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.  If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

PsyD

Deadlines and Requirements

PsyD - School Psychology

School Psychology
School of Education
Department of Educational & Counseling Psychology
school psychology
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

Fall: December 1
Spring: Not Available
Summer: Not Available

No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

Fall: December 1
Spring: Not Available
Summer: Not Available

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Submitting GRE scores is optional. GRE scores will be considered if applicants choose to submit them. However, applicants will not be penalized if they are not submitted.
Supplemental Documents

Statement of Goals
The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals. 

12 credits of psychology coursework

 

Special Notes

This program requires field experience, as well as an internship. 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. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.

CAS

Deadlines and Requirements

CAS - School Psychology

School Psychology
School of Education
Department of Educational & Counseling Psychology
school psychology
Deadlines

Fall: January 10
Spring: Not Available
Summer: Not Available

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of goals
    The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals. 
  • 12 credits of psychology coursework
  • Submitting GRE scores is optional. GRE scores will be considered if applicants choose to submit them. However, applicants will not be penalized if they are not submitted.
Special Notes

This program requires field experience, as well as an internship. 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. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of the intended academic program.   

MS

Deadlines and Requirements

MS - Secondary Education

Secondary Education
School of Education
Department of Educational Theory & Practice
Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English Language Arts, French, Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies, Spanish, MSSE
Deadlines
  • Summer or Fall start:
    • Deadline 1: December 31
    • Deadline 2: March 1 
    • Deadline 3: April 19
  • Fall Start Only: 
    • Deadline 4: May 15
  • Spring start: Not Available

There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all higher education institutions attended
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least two letters from professors)
  • Statement of goals

Available information for applicants.

 

Special Notes

A minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA is required. Please contact the Pathways in Education (PIE) Center, if you have any admissions requirement questions.

Combined undergraduate/graduate applicants must have a 3.2 GPA to apply.

Admission is contingent upon application materials and departmental interview. Interviews are by invitation only.

This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component or clinical experience requirement. 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. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s office of the intended academic program.

PhD

Deadlines and Requirements

PhD - Social and Personality Psychology

Social and Personality Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Psychology
Deadlines

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: December 1
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available


 No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: December 1
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available
Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of goals