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Why Choose Elmira?

You know you want to up your game with a graduate degree, but life is busy. At Elmira College, graduate students have a lot of flexibility. We offer four graduate programs with courses offered in the evenings, on weekends and online, along with blended (online and on-campus) classes. In-person classes meet once a week, normally from 6:00 to 9:15 p.m., and follow regular term schedules.


Explore Our Programs

Graduate degrees and certificates of study can help boost your career and possibly your earning potential. And we can help you balance earning an advanced degree while managing other aspects of your life, from work to family and friends. At Elmira College, you can earn your graduate degree in 12-15 months. And we have flexible class options, including evening, weekend and online classes. Courses of study include a Master of Science in education or management. Professional development includes SHRM exam prep, Supply Chain Management certificate, Certified Financial Planner,® Education courses and more.

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Have some questions? Need to get more information? Our admission counselors are the people to talk to if you need assistance. They can share information about Elmira College graduate school studies and their love of the campus and school.



Admissions Requirements

Elmira College uses rolling admissions, which means you may submit your graduate school application anytime throughout the year. And if you’re unsure about working on a full master’s degree, you can look into our certificate program. Credits earned in this program can be applied toward a master’s when you are ready.

Requirements to become a master’s candidate include:

  • A completed bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 for the Master of Science in Management program and a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 for the Master of Science in Education: Adolescence Education, Master of Science in Education: Literacy, and Master of Science in Education: General Education programs
  • Completion of an approved content major, such as biology, chemistry, English, mathematics, social studies/history, or a related field (for M.S.Ed. in Adolescence Education candidates only)
  • New York State initial teacher certification or documentation evidencing that such certification is imminently forthcoming (for M.S.Ed. in Literacy candidates only)
  • Scores from either the GRE® General Test or the Miller Analogy Test for candidates for the M.S. Education: General Education and M.S. Education: Literacy. For non-native English speakers, TOEFL (Internet-based) scores are required. The minimum score for admission to graduate programs is 80, with no section score below 20
Required materials include:
  • Completed application form
  • Official transcripts for each college or university attended while earning a bachelor's degree
  • 800-1,000-word personal statement
  • Interview with a Graduate Admissions Counselor
  • Resume (M.S. in Management candidates only)
  • Documentation of your initial teacher certification (M.S. in Education/Literacy candidates only)
  • GRE® or MAT scores (M.S. in Education candidates only)*
  • TOEFL scores (Non-native English speakers only)
  • Graduate Course Tuition (per credit): $700
  • Graduate Course Audit (per credit): $350
  • Graduate Enrollment Deposit: $100
  • Graduate M.S.Ed Equivalency Exam (per credit): $295
  • Graduate M.S. Management Equivalency Exam (per credit): $325

Other Fees

  • Unofficial Transcript: No Charge
  • Late Payment Fee: $50
  • Returned Check Fee: $50
  • Replacement ID Card Fee: $25
  • Traditional PT Students Technology and General Academic Support Fee (per term): $82.50 per term Fall/Winter
  • $35 Spring
  • Non-traditional PT Students Technology and General Academic Support Fee (per term): $38.50 per term Fall/Winter
  • $23 Spring