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Graduate Admissions at UAlbany 

Graduate admissions for the University at Albany are handled entirely online, using our application portal.

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

If you have specific questions on program admissions requirements, please contact your academic department. 

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

 

Graduate students meet with a professor in a group study room.

 

Apply
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.

Note: Some programs are temporarily waiving GRE requirements during the pandemic. Visit our COVID-19 Admissions Changes page for more information.

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. Please visit our Funding Graduate Studies page for more information. 

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 
University Administration Building, Room 121 
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
School of Business
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 May 1 for the Fall.

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

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
Africana 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.

    MA

    Deadlines and Requirements

    MA - Anthropology

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

    Departmental Assistantship Consideration

    • Fall: January 15
    • Spring: September 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
    • 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.

    PhD

    Deadlines and Requirements

    PhD - Anthropology

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

    Departmental Assistantship Consideration

    • Fall: January 15
    • Spring: September 1
    • 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 will be waived as a requirement for admission to the Anthropology doctoral program for Fall 2022 applicants.

    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 - Applied Chemistry

    Applied Chemistry
    College of Arts and Sciences
    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
    Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences
    Weather, Meteorology, Atmospheric Sciences
    Deadlines

    Priority Review Deadline

    • Fall: January 15 
    • 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
    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.

    PhD

    Deadlines and Requirements

    PhD - Atmospheric Science

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

    Priority Review Deadline

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

    Departmental Assistantship Consideration

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


    No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

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

    CGS

    Deadlines and Requirements

    CGS - Autism

    Autism
    College of Arts and Sciences
    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
    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
    • GRE general test (preferred but not required)
    • 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
    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
    MS

    Deadlines and Requirements

    MS - Biology

    Biology
    College of Arts and Sciences
    Biological Sciences
    Molecular, Cellular, Molecular, Cellular, Developmental & Neural Biology, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
    Deadlines
    • Fall: January 15
    • 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. 

    PhD

    Deadlines and Requirements

    PhD - Biology

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

    Departmental Assistantship Consideration

    • Fall: January 31
    • 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 - Biomedical Sciences

    Biomedical Sciences
    School of Public Health
    School of Public Health, 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 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 The Graduate School at the University.

    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, 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 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 The Graduate School at the University.

    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
    School of Public Health, 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 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.

     

    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
    • Minimum GRE scores 160 verbal; 148 quantitative; 4.5 writing

    **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. 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 SOPHAS. 
    • 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.

    PhD

    Deadlines and Requirements

    PhD - Biostatistics

    Biostatistics
    School of Public Health
    School of Public Health, 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 $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 [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.

     

    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
    • 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. 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. 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 SOPHAS. 
    • 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.

    MS

    Deadlines and Requirements

    MS - Chemistry

    Chemistry
    College of Arts and Sciences
    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
    Chemistry
    Deadlines

    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

    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
    Literacy Teaching & Learning
    reading and literacy, Professional Teacher Certification
    Deadlines
    • Fall: July 15
    • Spring: November 30
    • Summer: April 15

    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 (see Special Notes below)
    • Program-specific application questions
    • Official GRE scores*

    *The department will also accept the following exams in lieu of GRE: edTPA, GMAT, Miller's Analogies, or Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators. Please contact the Pathways Into Education Center (518-442-3529) with questions regarding the entrance exam requirement. In light of the current situation, applications will be considered for review without GRE (or approved alternative) scores. Official admission will be contingent on the receipt of exams scores; however, we encourage all interested individuals still apply.


    Supplemental Documents

    A teacher certification in childhood/elementary level from any state, or professional certification in any area.

    Special Notes

    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.

    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.

    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
    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 test scores (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
    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
    • GRE general test (preferred but not required)
    • Statement of goals
    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
    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

     

    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].

    PhD

    Deadlines and Requirements

    PhD - Communication

    Communication
    College of Arts and Sciences
    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

     

    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
    Communication
    Organizational Communication, Political Communication, Health Communication, Interpersonal/Intercultural Communication
    Deadlines
    • Fall: July 15
    • Spring: November 1
    • Summer: Not Available

    There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

    Applications received after those dates may be reviewed if there is space for new students.

    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

     

    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 6.6.

     

    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
    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.

    PhD

    Deadlines and Requirements

    PhD - Computer Science

    Computer Science
    College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 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
    • Official GRE Test Scores
    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 - Computer Science

    Computer Science
    College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Computer Science
    Computer Science
    Deadlines

    Departmental Assistantship Consideration

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


     No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

    • Fall: April 1
    • Spring: October 15
    • 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
    • Official GRE Test Scores
    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.

    Open to students holding a baccalaureate degree with at least a minor or its equivalent in computer science or mathematics or a combination thereof. Full-time admission is ordinarily valid only for the fall semester.

    Students whose preparation in undergraduate mathematics or computer science is deficient are required to take undergraduate courses during the first year of graduate study as specified by the department.

    Scores from the aptitude portion of the Graduate Record Examination are required from all applicants.

    CGS

    Deadlines and Requirements

    CGS - Computing Education

    Computing Education
    School of Education
    School of Education, 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
    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
    • Official GRE scores

    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. 
    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
    Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, 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 GRE will be waived as a requirement for admission to the Criminal Justice master's program for Spring 2022 and Fall 2022 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.


    *The Graduate Record Examination (GRE), or other standardized test, is required for all applicants to the M.A. program except: when the applicant is a graduate of the University at Albany Criminal Justice major OR 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
    Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, 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
    Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, School of Criminal Justice
    Clinical, Management
    Deadlines

    Departmental Assistantship Consideration

    Fall: January 31 at 11:59pm
    Spring: Not Available
    Summer: Not Available

    No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

    Fall: January 31 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.

    PhD

    Deadlines and Requirements

    PhD - Curriculum and Instruction

    Curriculum and Instruction
    School of Education
    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
    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.

    CAS

    Deadlines and Requirements

    CAS - Curriculum and Instruction

    Curriculum and Instruction
    School of Education
    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.

    MS

    Deadlines and Requirements

    MS - Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology

    Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology
    School of Education
    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
    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
    MS

    Deadlines and Requirements

    MS - Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity

    Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity
    School of Business
    School of Business, Accounting and Law
    Digital Forensics, Cyber Defense, Cyber Operations
    Deadlines
    • Fall: May 15
    • Spring: December 15
    • Summer: May 1

    There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

    Required Application Materials
    • Transcripts from all schools attended
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Resume
    • Personal Statement
    • Official GMAT or GRE scores*
       All other listed admission criteria remain applicable. An additional requirement for admitted students is that all incoming students must successfully complete pre-semester orientations that cover foundational concepts.

    *The GMAT and GRE will be waived as a requirement for admission to the Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity program through Fall 2023.

    Special Notes

    Must have undergraduate degrees in computer security, information assurance, digital forensic, cyber security, computer science, information science, computer engineering, business, or MIS/Information Technology Management. 

    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
    Literacy Teaching & Learning
    reading and literacy, Professional Teacher Certification
    Deadlines
    • Fall: July 15
    • Spring: November 30
    • Summer: April 15

    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 (see Special Notes below)
    • Program-specific application questions
    • Official GRE scores*

    *The department will also accept the following exams in lieu of GRE: edTPA, GMAT, Miller's Analogies, or Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators. Please contact the Pathways Into Education Center (518-442-3529) with questions regarding the entrance exam requirement. In light of the current situation, applications will be considered for review without GRE (or approved alternative) scores. Official admission will be contingent on the receipt of exams scores; however, we encourage all interested individuals still apply.


    Supplemental Documents

    A teacher certification in early childhood/kindergarten level from any state, or professional certification in any area.

    Special Notes

    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.

    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.

    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
    Economics
    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

    This program is not eligible for federal financial aid.

    PhD

    Deadlines and Requirements

    PhD - Economics

    Economics
    College of Arts and Sciences
    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.

    MA

    Deadlines and Requirements

    MA - Economics

    Economics
    College of Arts and Sciences
    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.

    MS

    Deadlines and Requirements

    MS - Educational Policy and Leadership

    Educational Policy and Leadership
    School of Education
    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
    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. 
    • Official GRE scores
      The GRE or approved equivalent will be waived as a requirement for admission to the EPL doctoral program through Spring 2022.


    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
    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
    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 - Educational Theory and Practice

    Educational Theory and Practice
    School of Education
    Educational Theory & Practice
    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
    • GRE test scores*
    • Statement of goals
    • Verification of initial NYS certificate in content area

    *The test score requirement is for application Fall 2016 and forward. The department will also accept the following exams in lieu of GRE: edTPA, GMAT, Miller's Analogies, or Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators. In light of the current situation, applications will be considered for review without GRE (or approved alternative) scores. Official admission will be contingent on the receipt of exams scores; however, we encourage all interested individuals still apply.

    Please note that an Academic background in the content area equivalent to an undergraduate major or concentration and a 3.0 GPA overall and in content area. 

    Applicants that hold a valid NY COVID Emergency certificate may apply.

    Available information for applicants.

     

    Special Notes

    This program is not available to international applicants. Academic background in the content area equivalent to an undergraduate major or concentration and a 3.0 GPA overall and in content area are required. Please check with the department to see if applications are being accepted after the published deadline date. Students are required to take at least 15 graduate credits in the Educational Theory and Practice Department.

    Please note: 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 - Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Electrical and 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 Engineering and Applied Sciences
    College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Electrical and 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.

    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
    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
    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

    The GRE or approved equivalent will be waived as a requirement for admission to the English doctoral program for Fall 2022 applicants.

    • Transcripts from all schools attended
    • Three Letters of Recommendation
    • GRE (May be waived on a case by case basis)
    • 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
    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

    The GRE or approved equivalent will be waived as a requirement for admission to the English Master’s program for Spring 2022 and Fall 2022 applicants.

    • Transcripts from all schools attended
    • Three Letters of Recommendation
    • GRE (May be waived on a case by case basis)
    • 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.

    Tuition Waiver

    $750 per semester tuition waiver available to all new to program full-time students. 

    $1500 per semester tuition waiver available to all new to program full-time international students.

    MA / MS

    Deadlines and Requirements

    MA / MS - English / Information Science

    English / Information Science
    College of Arts and Sciences
    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

    The GRE or approved equivalent will be waived as a requirement for admission to the MA English/MS Information Science program for Spring 2022 and Fall 2022 applicants.

    • Transcripts from all schools attended
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Official GRE scores
    • 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.

    Tuition Waiver

    $750 per semester tuition waiver available to all new to program full-time students. 

    $1500 per semester tuition waiver available to all new to program full-time international students.

    PhD

    Deadlines and Requirements

    PhD - Environmental Health Sciences

    Environmental Health Sciences
    School of Public Health
    School of Public Health, 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.

     

    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
    • Suggested minimum GRE score of 300 combined verbal and quantitative; 4.0 writing
    • 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. 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 SOPHAS. 
    • 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


    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.

    MS

    Deadlines and Requirements

    MS - Environmental Health Sciences

    Environmental Health Sciences
    School of Public Health
    School of Public Health, 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.

     

    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
    • Suggested minimum GRE score of 300 combined verbal and quantitative; 4.0 writing
    • 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. 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 SOPHAS. 
    • 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.

    PhD

    Deadlines and Requirements

    PhD - Epidemiology

    Epidemiology
    School of Public Health
    School of Public Health, 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 $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 [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.

     

    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.

    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. 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 SOPHAS. 
    • 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 - Epidemiology

    Epidemiology
    School of Public Health
    School of Public Health, 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.

     

    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.

    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. 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 SOPHAS. 
    • 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
    School of Business
    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 Official Scores*

    *The GMAT will be waived for admission through Fall 2023.

    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
    Biological Sciences
    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
    • 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
    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
    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 - Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Analysis

    Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Analysis
    College of Arts and Sciences
    Geography & Planning
    GIS
    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
      MA

      Deadlines and Requirements

      MA - Geography

      Geography
      College of Arts and Sciences
      Geography & Planning
      Climate & environmental systems, Geographic Information Systems, Remote sensing, Cartography, Spatial Analysis, Economic Geography, Cultural Geography, Social Geography, Urban Geography
      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
      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 - Global Gender Advocacy

      Global Gender Advocacy
      College of Arts and Sciences
      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
      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.

      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.

      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
      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
      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 this program.

      Required Application Materials
      • Transcripts from all schools attended
      • Three 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.   

       

      PhD

      Deadlines and Requirements

      PhD - History

      History
      College of Arts and Sciences
      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
      • GRE Scores
      • Writing Sample​​​​​
      MA / MS

      Deadlines and Requirements

      MA / MS - History / Information Science

      History / Information Science
      College of Arts and Sciences
      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
      • 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 GRE will be waived as a requirement for admission to the MS Information Science program for Spring 2022 and Fall 2022 applicants. There is no GRE requirement for the MA History 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.

      MA

      Deadlines and Requirements

      MA - Industrial and Organizational Psychology

      Industrial and Organizational Psychology
      College of Arts and Sciences
      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 a 3.6 GPA or above and who received an A in research methods/experimental psychology.

      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 - Industrial and Organizational Psychology

      Industrial and Organizational Psychology
      College of Arts and Sciences
      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.

      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
      emergency preparedness, Data Analytics, Information Science, Informatics, Archives Administration, Information Technology, Information Management, Library Services, Intelligence Analysis, MSIS, MIS, IS
      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
      • Three Letters of Recommendation
      • Official GRE scores*
      • Statement of Goals

      *The GRE will be waived as a requirement for admission to the Information Science master's program for Spring, Summer and Fall 2022 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 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 - Information Science

      Information Science
      College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
      College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
      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 2022 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
      Information Science
      Deadlines
      • Fall: August 1
      • Spring: January 1
      • Summer: Rolling

      There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

      Required Application Materials
      • Transcripts from all schools attended
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • Official GRE scores
        If the applicant has previously earned a Master's degree, the GRE requirement can be waived. Please contact the department regarding a waiver.
      • 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?
      • Liberal Arts checklist
        All school library applicants are required to complete at least one 3-credit college level course in the following Liberal Arts subjects with a grade of C or higher: Artistic Expression, Communication, Information Retrieval, Humanities, Language other than English, Mathematics, Natural Science, Historical and Social Science, and Written Analysis/Expression. Additional information can be found at the following link: http://eservices.nysed.gov/teach/certhelp/CertRequirementHelp.do.


      *In light of the current situation, applications will be considered for review without GRE (or approved alternative) scores. Official admission will be contingent on the receipt of exams scores; however, we encourage all interested individuals still apply.

       

      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 - Information Security

      Information Security
      School of Business
      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, Political Science, Public Administration & Policy
      Public Administration, homeland security, Political_Science, International_Affairs, Global Public Management, Diplomacy, Global Governance, Global Economic Policy, Global Security
      Deadlines

      Departmental Assistantship Consideration

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

      No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

      Fall: June 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 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
      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
      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
        Latin American, Caribbean & U.S. Latino Studies
        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
        Latin American, Caribbean & U.S. Latino 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
        Latin American, Caribbean & U.S. Latino 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
        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. 

        Tuition Waiver

        $750 per semester tuition waiver available to all new to program full-time students. 

        $1500 per semester tuition waiver available to all new to program full-time international students.

        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
        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 will be waived as a requirement for admission to the CAS Library and Information Science program for Spring 2022 and Fall 2022 applicants.

        Available information for International Applicants.

        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 - Literacy

        Literacy
        School of Education
        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 address the candidate's academic abilities and potential for graduate study.
        • Official GRE scores*

        *The GRE will be waived as a requirement for admission to the Literacy doctoral program for Fall 2022 applicants.


        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
        Literacy Teaching & Learning
        Professional Teacher Certification, reading and literacy, special education
        Deadlines
        • Fall: July 15
        • Spring: November 30
        • Summer: April 15

        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 (see Special Notes below)
        • Program-specific application questions
        • Official GRE scores*

        *The department will also accept the following exams in lieu of GRE: edTPA, GMAT, Miller's Analogies, or Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators. Please contact the Pathways Into Education Center (518-442-3529) with questions regarding the entrance exam requirement. In light of the current situation, applications will be considered for review without GRE (or approved alternative) scores. Official admission will be contingent on the receipt of exams scores; however, we encourage all interested individuals still apply.


        Supplemental Documents

        A NYS initial or professional teacher certification in any area.

         

        Special Notes

        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.

        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]).

        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
        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
        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. 

         

        CGS

        Deadlines and Requirements

        CGS - Maternal and Child Health

        Maternal and Child Health
        School of Public Health
        School of Public Health
        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.


        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.

        MA

        Deadlines and Requirements

        MA - Mathematics

        Mathematics
        College of Arts and Sciences
        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
        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 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. 

        MBA

        Deadlines and Requirements

        MBA - MBA Full-Time

        MBA Full-Time
        School of Business
        School of Business
        cybersecurity, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Information Systems, Information Systems, Business Analytics, Marketing
        Deadlines

        Departmental Assistantship Consideration

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


         No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

        • Fall: May 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 until Fall 2023.

        Available information for International Applicants.

        Special Notes

        Deadline for all international students is March 1. 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.   

        MBA

        Deadlines and Requirements

        MBA - MBA Part-Time Evening

        MBA Part-Time Evening
        School of Business
        School of Business
        Marketing, Finance, Management, Information Systems, Business Analytics, New Venture Development, cybersecurity
        Admission Deadlines
        • Fall: August 1
        • Spring: December 1
        • 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.

        *The GMAT will be waived as a requirement for admission to the MBA Part-Time program for Fall 2021 applicants.

        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 - MBA Part-Time Weekend

        MBA Part-Time Weekend
        School of Business
        School of Business
        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
        • 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 or Executive Assessment Score*
          A waiver is available when there is evidence of professional accomplishments. Another instance of waiver is when you have earned a bachelor's degree from an AACSB-accredited institution with:
          • a GPA of 3.6 or higher and three years of business experience or
          • a GPA of 3.3 and five years of business experience or
          • a GPA of 3.0 and seven years of business experience or
          • at least ten years of full-time work experience or
          • at least five years of professional experience and a graduate degree from an accredited university or
          • a terminal degree from an accredited university or
          • an LSAT or GRE score equivalent to a GMAT score of 550 or better

        The GMAT will be waived as a requirement for admission to the MBA Part-Time program for Fall 2021 applicants.

        MS

        Deadlines and Requirements

        MS - Mental Health Counseling

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

        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. 

        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.

        We are still requiring the GRE general test for admission to our master's program for 2021. Please see the ETS website for in-person and at-home test taking options.

        CGS

        Deadlines and Requirements

        CGS - Nonprofit Management and Leadership

        Nonprofit Management and Leadership
        Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy
        Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, 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
        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.

        MA

        Deadlines and Requirements

        MA - Philosophy

        Philosophy
        College of Arts and Sciences
        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. 

        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.

        PhD

        Deadlines and Requirements

        PhD - Philosophy

        Philosophy
        College of Arts and Sciences
        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 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. 
        ​​​

        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
        Physics
        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
        • 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
        Physics
        Deadlines

        Departmental Assistantship Consideration

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


         No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

        • Fall: July 15
        • Spring: Contact the Department
        • 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
        Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, Political Science
        Environmental Policy, Public Policy and Analysis, Elections, Political_Science, International_Affairs, American Politics, Lobbying and Advocacy
        Deadlines

        Departmental Assistantship Consideration

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

        No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

        Fall: June 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
        Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, Political Science
        Public Policy and Analysis, Elections, Political_Science, International_Affairs, American Politics, Comparative Politics, Political Theory, Public Law
        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

         

        *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 - Professional Accountancy

        Professional Accountancy
        School of Business
        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 2023. 

        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
        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
        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
        Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, 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

        Departmental Assistantship Consideration

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

        No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

        Fall: January 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
        Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, 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

        Departmental Assistantship Consideration

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

        No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

        Fall: June 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 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, Health Policy, Management and Behavior
        Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, Health Policy and Management
        Deadlines

        Priority: January 5
        No Departmental Assistantship
        : May 1

        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.

        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.

         

        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. 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 SOPHAS. 
        • 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

        Deadlines and Requirements

        MPH - Public Health

        Public Health
        School of Public Health
        School of Public Health, Biomedical Sciences, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, 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 $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. 

        MPH Degree Application

        The application and all supporting materials for the Master of Public Health must be submitted through SOPHAS.

         

        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. 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 SOPHAS. 
        • 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.

        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.

        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, 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. The application and all supporting materials for the MD/MPH must be submitted through SOPHAS Express.   


        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.
        • UAlbany SOPHAS TOEFL code is 5688. 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

        Applicants must upload the following documents into the SOPHAS Express application:

        • Unofficial 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

        The following official materials must be sent directly to the School of Public Health Office of Admissions. SOPHAS Express does not accept official materials.

        • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended

         

        University at Albany School of Public Health 
        Office of Admissions
        One University Place
        Rensselaer, NY 12144

         

        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: January 30
        • 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 sent directly the University at Albany Graduate Admissions Office from EVERY post-secondary academic institution attended, including college coursework completed during high school.

         

          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.

          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.

           

          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. 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].
          • 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.


          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. 
          • 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.

          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
          Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, 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
          Literacy Teaching & Learning
          reading and literacy
          Deadlines
          • Fall: July 15
          • Spring: November 30
          • Summer: April 15

          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

          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 at http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/certificate/relatedmasters.html for regulations concerning appropriate degrees.

          This program is available fully online.

          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
          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
          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
          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
          • Official GMAT, GRE, Praxis, EdTPA, Educating All Students (EAS), Assessment of Teaching Skills - Written (ATS-W) + Certification, or Miller's Analogies scores*
          • 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.


          *In light of the current situation, applications will be considered for review without GRE (or approved alternative) scores. Official admission will be contingent on the receipt of exams scores; however, we encourage all interested individuals still apply.
          Tests must have been taken within 10 years preceding the application. Please contact the Pathways Into Education (PIE) Center at [email protected] with questions regarding the entrance exam requirement.

           

          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
          Educational & Counseling Psychology
          school psychology
          Deadlines

          Departmental Assistantship Consideration

          Fall: December 6
          Spring: Not Available
          Summer: Not Available

          No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

          Fall: December 6
          Spring: Not Available
          Summer: Not Available

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

          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 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 - School Psychology

          School Psychology
          School of Education
          Educational & Counseling Psychology
          school psychology
          Deadlines

          Departmental Assistantship Consideration

          Fall: January 10
          Spring: Not Available
          Summer: Not Available
           

          No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

          Fall: January 10
          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. 
          • 12 Credits of Psychology coursework
          Special Notes

          This program is not available to international applicants.

          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 - Secondary Education

          Secondary Education
          School of Education
          Educational Theory & Practice
          Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English Language Arts, French, Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies, Spanish, MSSE
          Deadlines
          • Fall:
            • Deadline 1: November 30
            • Deadline 2: March 30 
            • Deadline 3: May 30
          • Spring: Not Available
          • Summer: January 15

          There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

          Required Application Materials
          • Transcripts from all schools attended
          • One college course in a language other than English
          • Three letters of recommendation (at least two letters from Professors)
          • One of the following entrance exams: GRE, edTPA, GMAT or Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators*
          • Statement of goals

          *In light of the current situation, applications will be considered for review without GRE (or approved alternative) scores. Official admission will be contingent on the receipt of exams scores; however, we encourage all interested individuals still apply.

          Available information for applicants.

           

          Special Notes

          This program is not available to international applicants. The August deadline is based on available space only. Applications must be PROCESSED and complete by the August deadline date to be considered for “Late” review. Please allow sufficient time as applications received after the deadline date will not be reviewed.

          A minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA is required. The ETAP Department also requires one of the following entrance exams:  GRE, edTPA, GMAT or Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators. Please contact the PIE Center (518-442-3529) with questions regarding the entrance exam requirement. Your examination results are evaluated as a portion of the overall admission package and a lower score does not mean an automatic denial if the other elements of the application are strong. Please contact the Pathways in Education (PIE) Center, if you have any admissions requirement questions.

          Please note: Combined undergraduate/graduate applicants must have a 3.2 GPA to apply.

          Please note: admission is contingent upon application materials and departmental interview. Interviews are by invitation only.

          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 - Social and Personality Psychology

          Social and Personality Psychology
          College of Arts and Sciences
          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
          • GRE general test (preferred but not required)
          • 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.

          MA

          Deadlines and Requirements

          MA - Social Studies

          Social Studies
          College of Arts and Sciences
          History
          Africana Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Political_Science, Public Affairs, Sociology, Womens Studies
          Deadlines
          • Fall: Rolling
          • Spring: December 1
          • Summer: April 15

          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
          PhD

          Deadlines and Requirements

          PhD - Social Work

          Social Work
          School of Social Welfare
          School of Social Welfare
          Deadlines

          Departmental Assistantship Consideration

          Fall: January 31 at 11:59pm
          Spring: Not Available
          Summer: Not Available


          No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

          Fall: January 31 at 11:59pm
          Spring: Not Available
          Summer: Not Available

          Required Application Materials
          • Transcripts from all schools attended
          • Three letters of recommendation
          • Personal statement
            The personal statement should address three areas:  (1) educational background and professional experience; (2) substantive areas of interest for research, evaluation, and/or teaching; and (3) professional goals, including how a doctorate in social welfare supports achievement of these goals. This statement should be no more than 4 double-spaced typed pages with 1 inch margins and a font of 12.
          • CV/Resume

          Note: GREs are not required.

          MSW

          Deadlines and Requirements

          MSW - Social Work

          Social Work
          School of Social Welfare
          School of Social Welfare
          Clinical Social Work, Macro Social Work, msw
          MSW Social Work (Advanced Standing)
          Deadlines

          Departmental Assistantship Consideration

          Fall: Not Available
          Spring: Not Available
          Summer: January 31 at 11:59pm

          No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

          Fall: Not Available
          Spring: Not Available
          Summer: January 31 at 11:59pm


          Required Application Materials
          • Transcripts from all schools attended
          • Resume/CV
          • Three letters of recommendation
            • One letter must be from a supervisor or liaison for the student's field placement experience.
            • 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.

          MSW Social Work (Full-time)
          Deadlines

          Departmental Assistantship Consideration

          Fall: January 31 at 11:59pm
          Spring: Not Available
          Summer: Not Available

          No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

          Fall: January 31 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.

          MSW Social Work (Part-time)
          Deadlines

          Departmental Assistantship Consideration

          Fall: January 31 at 11:59pm
          Spring: Not Available
          Summer: Not Available

          No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

          Fall: January 31 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.

          MSW/PhD Social Work
          Deadlines

          Departmental Assistantship Consideration

          Fall: January 30 at 11:59pm
          Spring: Not Available
          Summer: Not Available

          No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

          Fall: January 30 at 11:59pm
          Spring: Not Available
          Summer: Not Available


          Required Application Materials
          • Transcripts from all schools attended
          • Three letters of recommendation
          • Personal statement
            The personal statement should address three areas:  (1) educational background and professional experience; (2) substantive areas of interest for research, evaluation, and/or teaching; and (3) professional goals, including how a doctorate in social welfare supports achievement of these goals. This statement should be no more than 4 double-spaced typed pages with 1 inch margins and a font of 12.
          • CV/Resume

           

          Special Notes

          Available information for International Applicants.

          Note: GREs are not required.

          Note: If you are interested in receiving funding, please complete the Graduate Assistantship/Fellowship Application, found in your application portal.

           

          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.

          MSW Non-Degree Study

          Deadlines

          Fall: 2 weeks before start of semester
          Spring: 2 weeks before start of semester
          Summer: 2 weeks before start of the class

           

          Required Application Materials

          • Transcripts showing receipt of BA or BS
             

          Special Notes

           

          Non -degree students can take a maximum of 2 courses per semester in the School of Social Welfare. Unlike our matriculated program, applicants may apply to begin courses during the Fall, Spring or Summer. 

          A maximum of 12 credits of graduate coursework taken as a non-matriculated student will automatically count toward the MSW degree if the credits fulfill MSW requirements at the time you matriculate and the courses were taken within 3 years of matriculation. 

          MSW / MA

          Deadlines and Requirements

          MSW / MA - Social Work / Criminal Justice

          Social Work / Criminal Justice
          School of Social Welfare
          School of Social Welfare
          msw, social worker, social work, Macro Social Work, Clinical Social Work, therapist, criminal justice
          Deadlines

          Departmental Assistantship Consideration

          Fall: January 31 at 11:59pm
          Spring: Not Available
          Summer: Not Available

          No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

          Fall: January 31 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.

          MSW / JD

          Deadlines and Requirements

          MSW / JD - Social Work / Juris Doctor

          Social Work / Juris Doctor
          School of Social Welfare
          School of Social Welfare
          msw, jd, juris doctor, attorney, lawyer, social worker, law, jd law, doctor of law
          Deadlines

          Departmental Assistantship Consideration

          Fall: January 30 at 11:59pm
          Spring: Not Available
          Summer: Not Available


          Departmental Assistantship Consideration

          Fall: January 30 at 11:59pm
          Spring: Not Available
          Summer: Not Available

          Required Application Materials
          • Transcripts from all schools attended
          • Three letters of recommendation
          • Personal statement
            Please write a three to four page statement (double spaced, 12 point font) reflecting on the definition of social work and the School’s mission as noted below. In addition to reflecting on the definition of social work and the School’s mission, be sure to address the three questions below.  

            Definition of Social Work 
            Social Work practice consists of the professional application of social work values, principles, and techniques to one or more of the following ends: helping people obtain tangible services; counseling and psychotherapy with individuals, families, and groups; helping communities or groups provide or improve social and health services; and participating in legislative process. The practice of social work requires knowledge of human development and behavior; research and evaluation; of social and economic, and cultural institutions; and of the interaction of all these factors (From National Association of Social Workers Website).  

            School of Social Welfare Mission Statement 
            The School of Social Welfare advances baccalaureate, masters, doctoral, and post-graduate education that develops social work leaders, generates knowledge through research, and furthers social and economic justice.  Located in a public research university, our diverse faculty, staff, and students collaborate with local, national, and global partners to enhance human well-being. 
            ​​​​​​​
            • ​​​​​​​Describe your reasons for pursuing a career in social work. 
            • How does your work and your volunteer experience prepare you for starting a professional degree program in social work? 
            • Given the mission of the School of Social Welfare, explain why you think you are a good fit for this school. 
          • CV/Resume
          Special Notes

          Must also apply to Albany Law.


          Additionally, 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.

          MSW / MPH

          Deadlines and Requirements

          MSW / MPH - Social Work / Public Health

          Social Work / Public Health
          School of Social Welfare
          School of Social Welfare
          msw, Macro Social Work, Clinical Social Work, public health, social worker, social work
          Deadlines

          Fall: January 30
          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 sent directly the University at Albany Graduate Admissions Office from EVERY post-secondary academic institution attended, including college coursework completed during high school.

           

            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.

            MA

            Deadlines and Requirements

            MA - Sociology

            Sociology
            College of Arts and Sciences
            Sociology
            Deadlines
            • Fall: May 15
            • 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
            • Official GRE scores (GRE scores greater than 5 years old will not be accepted.)*

            *The GRE will be waived for applicants for the Spring 2022, Summer 2022, and Fall 2022 semesters.

            To request a GRE waiver, please email [email protected].

            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. 

            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.

            PhD

            Deadlines and Requirements

            PhD - Sociology

            Sociology
            College of Arts and Sciences
            Sociology
            demography
            PhD Sociology Deadlines

            Departmental Assistantship Consideration

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

            No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

            • Fall: May 15
            • Spring: Not Available
            • Summer: Not Available
            PhD Sociology Required Application Materials
            • Transcripts from all schools attended
            • Three Letters of Recommendation
            • Official GRE scores (GRE scores greater than 5 years old will not be accepted.)*

            *The GRE will be waived for applicants for the Spring 2022, Summer 2022, and Fall 2022 semesters.

            To request a GRE waiver, please email [email protected].

            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. 

            Writing Sample

            PhD Sociology 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 Demography Deadlines
            • Fall: August 1
            • Spring: December 1
            • Summer: Not Available

            There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

            CGS Demography Required Application Materials
            • Transcripts from all schools attended
            • Statement of Goals
            CGS Demography 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 / MA

            Deadlines and Requirements

            PhD / MA - Sociology / Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

            Sociology / Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
            College of Arts and Sciences
            Sociology
            Deadlines

            Departmental Assistantship Consideration

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

            No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

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

            Required Application Materials

            Official Transcripts

            All Schools Attended


            Three Letters of Recommendation


            Official GRE scores (GRE scores greater than 5 years old will not be accepted.)
             

            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. 

            Writing Sample

            PhD

            Deadlines and Requirements

            PhD - Spanish

            Spanish
            College of Arts and Sciences
            Languages, Literatures & Cultures
            Hispanic Literature, Spanish Linguistics, Latin American & Caribbean Studies
            Hispanic Literature & Spanish Linguistics Concentrations

            Required Application Materials

            • Transcripts from all schools attended
            • Three letters of recommendation
            • Statement of goals
            • Writing sample in Spanish

            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. 

            Deadlines

            Departmental Assistantship Consideration

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

            No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

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

            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 - Spanish

            Spanish
            College of Arts and Sciences
            Languages, Literatures & Cultures
            Hispanic Cultural Studies, Spanish Linguistics, Hispanic Literature
            Deadlines

            Departmental Assistantship Consideration

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

            No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

            Fall: Rolling
            Spring: December 1
            Summer: Not Available

            Required Application Materials
            • Transcripts from all schools attended
            • Three letters of recommendation
            • Statement of goals
            • Writing sample in Spanish

            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. 

            MS

            Deadlines and Requirements

            MS - Special Education (Inclusion and Special Education)

            Special Education (Inclusion and Special Education)
            School of Education
            Educational & Counseling Psychology
            special education, Professional Teacher Certification
            Deadlines
            • Fall: May 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 scores


            Supplemental Documents

            Prior teaching certificate in Elementary/Childhood Education and Special Education 1-6

            Available information for applicants.

             

            Special Notes

             

            NY State Certification program. This program is not available to international applicants. Full consideration will be given to applicants who apply by the Priority Review Deadline. Prior teaching certificate in Elementary/Childhood Education and Special Education 1-6 required. The test score requirement is for application Fall 2016 and forward. The department will also accept the following exams in lieu of GRE: edTPA, GMAT, Miller's Analogies, or Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators. Please contact the Pathways Into Education Center (518-442-3529) with questions regarding the entrance exam requirement.

            Applicants to this program should include copies of teaching certifications held and copies of test scores. Be aware that candidates applying for certification on or after May 1, 2014 or candidates who applied for certification on or before April 30, 2014 but did not meet all the requirements for an initial certification on or before April 30, 2014 must now complete the following certification exams: edTPA; Educating All Students Test (EAS); Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), and the revised Multi-Subject Content Specialty Test (CST). Applicants to the Inclusion and Special Education program must also include a copy of the test scores on the Special Education Content Specialty Test. In addition, as of December 31, 2013, all applicants for certification are required to complete six clock hours in DASA (Dignity for All Students Act) training. Admission is contingent on proof of valid New York State Teaching Certification and passing grades on these examinations for all applicants.

            Please note: 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 - Special Education (Inclusion)

            Special Education (Inclusion)
            School of Education
            Educational & Counseling Psychology
            special education, Professional Teacher Certification
            Deadlines
            • Fall: May 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 scores


            Supplemental Documents

            Prior teaching certificate in Elementary/Childhood Education

             

            Available information for applicants.

             

            Special Notes

            NY State Certification program. This program is not available to international applicants. Full consideration will be given to applicants who apply by the Priority Review Deadline. Prior teaching certificate in Elementary/Childhood Education required. This program does not lead to certification in Teaching Students with Disabilities. The test score requirement is for application Fall 2016 and forward. The department will also accept the following exams in lieu of GRE: edTPA, GMAT, Miller's Analogies, or Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators. Please contact the Pathways Into Education Center (518-442-3529) with questions regarding the entrance exam requirement.

            Applicants to this program should include copies of teaching certifications held and copies of test scores. Be aware that candidates applying for certification on or after May 1, 2014 or candidates who applied for certification on or before April 30, 2014 but did not meet all the requirements for an initial certification on or before April 30, 2014 must now complete the following certification exams: edTPA; Educating All Students Test (EAS); Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), and the revised Multi-Subject Content Specialty Test (CST). Applicants to the Inclusion and Special Education program must also include a copy of the test scores on the Special Education Content Specialty Test. In addition, as of December 31, 2013, all applicants for certification are required to complete six clock hours in DASA (Dignity for All Students Act) training. Admission is contingent on proof of valid New York State Teaching Certification and passing grades on these examinations for all applicants.

            Please note: 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 - Special Education (Internship Certificate)

            Special Education (Internship Certificate)
            School of Education
            Educational & Counseling Psychology
            special education, Professional Teacher Certification
            Deadlines

            Fall: Not Available
            Spring: Not Available
            Summer:
                 Deadline 1: March 15
                 Deadline 2: April 15
                 Deadline 3: May 15

            There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

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


            Supplemental Documents

            Valid NY Childhood Education Certificate

             

            Available information for applicants.

             

            Special Notes

            This program is not available to international applicants.  Full consideration will be given to applicants who apply by the Priority Review Deadline. The test score requirement is for application Fall 2016 and forward. The department will also accept the following exams in lieu of GRE: edTPA, GMAT, Miller's Analogies, or Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators. Please contact the Pathways Into Education Center (518-442-3529) with questions regarding the entrance exam requirement.

            Applicants to this program should include copies of teaching certifications held and copies of test scores. Be aware that candidates applying for certification on or after May 1, 2014 or candidates who applied for certification on or before April 30, 2014 but did not meet all the requirements for an initial certification on or before April 30, 2014 must now complete the following certification exams: edTPA; Educating All Students Test (EAS); Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), and the revised Multi-Subject Content Specialty Test (CST). Applicants to the Inclusion and Special Education program must also include a copy of the test scores on the Special Education Content Specialty Test. In addition, as of December 31, 2013, all applicants for certification are required to complete six clock hours in DASA (Dignity for All Students Act) training. Admission is contingent on proof of valid new York State Teaching Certification and passing grades on these examinations for all 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.       

            MS

            Deadlines and Requirements

            MS - Special Education and Literacy (I)

            Special Education and Literacy (I)
            School of Education
            Educational & Counseling Psychology, Literacy Teaching & Learning
            reading and literacy, special education, Professional Teacher Certification
            Deadlines

            Fall:
                 Deadline 1: March 15
                 Deadline 2: April 15
                 Deadline 3: May 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 scores


            Supplemental Documents

            Prior teaching certificate in Elementary/Childhood Education

             

            Available information for applicants.

             

            Special Notes

            NY State Certification program. This program is not available to international applicants. Full consideration will be given to applicants who apply by the Priority Review Deadline. Prior teaching certificate in Elementary/Childhood Education required for entrance to program. The test score requirement is for application Fall 2016 and forward. The department will also accept the following exams in lieu of GRE: edTPA, GMAT, Miller's Analogies, or Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators. Please contact the Pathways Into Education Center (518-442-3529) with questions regarding the entrance exam requirement.

            Applicants to this program should include copies of teaching certifications held and copies of test scores. Be aware that candidates applying for certification on or after May 1, 2014 or candidates who applied for certification on or before April 30, 2014 but did not meet all the requirements for an initial certification on or before April 30, 2014 must now complete the following certification exams: edTPA; Educating All Students Test (EAS); Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), and the revised Multi-Subject Content Specialty Test (CST). Applicants to the Inclusion and Special Education program must also include a copy of the test scores on the Special Education Content Specialty Test. In addition, as of December 31, 2013, all applicants for certification are required to complete six clock hours in DASA (Dignity for All Students Act) training. Admission is contingent on proof of valid New York State Teaching Certification and passing grades on these examinations for all 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.   

            MS

            Deadlines and Requirements

            MS - Special Education and Literacy (II)

            Special Education and Literacy (II)
            School of Education
            Educational & Counseling Psychology, Literacy Teaching & Learning
            reading and literacy, special education
            Deadlines

            Fall: Not Available
            Spring: Not Available
            Summer:
                 Deadline 1: March 15
                 Deadline 2: April 15
                 Deadline 3: May 15

            There is no departmental assistantship consideration for this program.

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

            Please note: Combined undergraduate/graduate applicants must have a 3.2 GPA to apply.

            Available information for applicants.

             

            Special Notes

            NY State Certification program. This program is not available to international applicants. Full consideration will be given to applicants who apply by the Priority Review Deadline. No prior certification required. Must have a major, minor, or concentration in one of the liberal arts and sciences. A minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA is required as well as GRE test scores for admission.  The GRE is just a portion of the overall admission package and a lower score does not mean an automatic denial if the other elements of the application are strong.  The Department considers all evidence during admissions.  Please contact Dr. Saddler, the Director of the Division of Special Education, if you have questions or concerns about the GPA requirement. The department will also accept the following exams in lieu of GRE: edTPA, GMAT, Miller's Analogies, or Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators. Please contact the Pathways Into Education Center (518-442-3529) with questions regarding the entrance exam requirement.

            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.

            MA

            Deadlines and Requirements

            MA - Studio Art

            Studio Art
            College of Arts and Sciences
            Art & Art History
            Painting & Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture
            Deadlines

            Departmental Assistantship Consideration

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


            No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

            • Fall: May 15
            • Spring: Not Available 
            • Summer: Not Available
            Required Application Materials

            Available information for International Applicants.

            MFA

            Deadlines and Requirements

            MFA - Studio Art

            Studio Art
            College of Arts and Sciences
            Art & Art History
            Painting & Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture
            Deadlines

            Departmental Assistantship Consideration

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


            No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

            • Fall: May 15
            • Spring: Not Available 
            • Summer: Not Available
            Required Application Materials

            Available information for International Applicants.

            MS

            Deadlines and Requirements

            MS - Taxation

            Taxation
            School of Business
            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 through Fall 2023.

            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 February 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.   

            CGS

            Deadlines and Requirements

            CGS - Teacher Leadership

            Teacher Leadership
            School of Education
            School of Education, Literacy Teaching & Learning
            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
              Two academic and one teaching preferred 
            • Departmental Questionnaire
            • Master's degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
            Special Notes

            This program is not available to international applicants.

            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.   

            CGS

            Deadlines and Requirements

            CGS - Topological Data Analysis

            Topological Data Analysis
            College of Arts and Sciences
            Mathematics & Statistics
            data analysis, data engineer, data research analyst, artificial intelligence, persistent homology, tda, graph theory, homological algebra, big data, mapper algorithm, morse theory
            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. 

            MRP

            Deadlines and Requirements

            MRP - Urban and Regional Planning

            Urban and Regional Planning
            College of Arts and Sciences
            Geography & Planning
            Community Planning, Transportation Planning, Environmental & Land Use Planning
            Deadlines

            Departmental Assistantship Consideration

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


             No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

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