Graduate Admission Requirements

Graduate student hike up Lyon MountainAdmission to graduate study at SUNY Plattsburgh is based on the academic and personal qualifications of applicants and is granted without regard to race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or handicap.

Graduate programs are administered by their respective academic departments and deans' offices. The decision to accept or deny an applicant is determined by these departments.

Application Requirements

Items required for admission consideration to all graduate level programs include:

  • Application form
  • Application fee of $75
  • Current resumé
  • Statement of purpose
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation - see program specific forms provided
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (except for SUNY Plattsburgh - we will get those for you)

Each graduate program has unique admission requirements.  Other items that may be required, based on program of interest:

After submitting the required documents, you may also be contacted by the academic department to attend an on-campus interview.

We will notify you if any items are missing from your application (be sure to check the email address you have provided).  If you have any questions about admission requirements, please contact us at

Contact Information

The Graduate Admissions Office is located on the first floor of the Kehoe Administration Building.

Phone: (518) 564-4723
Toll-Free: (800) 723-9515 (In U.S. and Canada)
FAX: (518) 564-4722

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm

Mailing Address:

Graduate Admissions Office—113 Kehoe
SUNY Plattsburgh
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, New York 12901-2681 USA