Graduate Admission Requirements

Photo of of graduate studentsAdmission 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.

General Application Requirements

Each graduate program has unique admission requirements, so be sure to check the admission application packet for your program of interest.

Items required for admission consideration to all graduate level programs (not including the post-baccalaureate certificate in Communication Disorders program):

  • 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)

Other items that may be required, based on program of interest:

  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores
  • A copy of any certifications held, including New York State teaching or School Building Leader certification
  • A course summary form or preparatory worksheet showing prerequisite coursework
  • A degree completion plan

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