Application and Admission Requirements

Admission to a SUNY Empire State College master's degree program is selective. To be considered for admission, you must:

  • hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution (applicants may be reviewed prior to completion of the bachelor's degree, but will not be able to enroll until a final official transcript with the graduation date is received). Mail official transcripts to: Admissions Office, SUNY Empire State College, 111 West Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 - Or electronic submission directly from college/university to:
  • provide evidence that you are able to pursue the subject matter and meet the academic demands of the program
  • demonstrate that your educational goals are aligned with the master's degree you wish to pursue
  • complete any prerequisite course or entrance exam requirements
  • submit a complete application by the application deadline for the academic term that you wish to start.

See more information about Applying for a Graduate Program on the Admissions website.

Empire State College admits students without regard to race, gender, disability religion, or national origin. Please review our admissions policy before you apply.


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