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Alfred University offers a diverse selection of graduate programs to students who hold four year baccalaureate degrees from accredited colleges or universities, or their international equivalent, and demonstrate the ability to perform credibly at the graduate level. We recommend that applicants review the Graduate School home page as well as information on specific programs.
All materials should be sent to:
Graduate Admissions Office
1 Saxon Drive
Alfred, NY, 14802
All applicants to the graduate school must hold a baccalaureate degree which must be appropriate to the particular course of study and be considered legitimate preparation for the field of study to which you are being admitted. You may be accepted with the condition that undergraduate coursework be completed. A 3.0/4.0 GPA or better is recommended.
Applicant qualifications are judged by the faculty of the department or program to which they apply.
Alfred University grants graduate degrees at the master's and doctoral levels. Two post-master's certificates of advanced study are offered. Learn more about Alfred University graduate degrees and programs of study.
The Graduate School recognizes the desire of college graduates to enroll in a limited number of graduate courses without any wish to attain an advanced degree. A maximum of twelve credit hours is permitted on this basis. If you wish to take courses on a non-degree degree seeking basis, you will not need to apply for admission, but should contact the Student Service Center in Seidlin Hall for information about registration.
Credit hours earned "non-degree" before admission to an Alfred University graduate degree program may or may not be applicable toward the degree sought. If denied admission, you may not register for further non-degree graduate work.
Standardized testing requirements vary by program. The Alfred University Institution Code is 2005.
Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
GRE general section scores are required for applicants to the following degree programs:
GRE general section scores are required for applicants to the following degree programs with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0/4.0:
Applicants to the following degree programs are encouraged to submit official scores of the general section of the GRE:
English Proficiency Testing
The language of instruction at Alfred University is English. All international applicants who have not received a baccalaureate or master's degree from a US institution must take one of the following examinations:
We exempt only English-speaking citizens of Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Nigeria, Trinidad, and the West Indies.
MBA applicants are required to submit a professional resume with their application. Other applicants to the Graduate School are encouraged to submit a professional resume or curriculum vitae.
All graduate programs require two letters of recommendation. A third letter is required for the following programs:
Format for letters
You may choose one of the following submission options:
You must submit a written statement describing career goals and reasons for the chosen field of graduate study. Outline topics of special interest and also include relevant experience such as internships, co-ops, or other professional activities.
Doctor of Psychology
Applicants to the PsyD program must include a statement of research interests in addition to the statement of intent.
You must provide official transcripts/mark sheets (in English) from each and every college or university previously attended, including proof that you hold the baccalaureate degree. These records must be sent directly from the college or university with appropriate certifications. Photocopies or facsimiles are not accepted.
If you are currently enrolled, you should submit a transcript (official academic record) of courses completed to date along with the application; as soon as coursework is completed a final transcript and degree certificate should be submitted. The records should show a complete list of courses taken, grades received, and any diplomas or certificates earned.
For more information on submitting non-U.S. transcripts/mark sheets, review the International Student Requirements.
An interview is required for admission to the following graduate programs:
Qualified applicants who have submitted all required documents will be invited to an on-campus interview by the department.
MBA applicants may be asked to interview as part of the application review process.
MFA (Masters of Fine Arts) interviews are not required. The optional MFA interview may be scheduled only during the fall semester, while classes are in session. MFA applicants interested in scheduling a visit to the School of Art & Design should contact Billie Burns by phone 607-871-2442, or email.