All students applying for admission as master's matriculants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, or the foreign equivalent, with an undergraduate record indicating good preparation for the proposed area of graduate study. Good preparation is generally interpreted to mean a minimum academic average of B in undergraduate work considered by the department and the Office of Graduate Studies to be relevant to the proposed area of study. If ten years have elapsed since completion of undergraduate work, additional undergraduate courses may be required as a condition of admission.
Applicants must submit an essay explaining their objectives in pursuing graduate study.
Where appropriate, the college will require students to submit medical reports attesting to their ability to enter and complete a program.
Applications for matriculated admission to the Graduate Division are considered on a semestral basis (some programs admit only in the fall semester). Applicants who fail to register in the semester they are admitted must reactivate their applications, which may be reviewed again. Admission to matriculation in one semester does not guarantee admission in a subsequent semester. Applicants who fail to register and subsequently are admitted and register in a later semester must fulfill the degree or certificate requirements in effect in the semester of registration.
A student whose undergraduate preparation is less than fully adequate may be admitted to matriculation with conditions, which take effect in the first semester of attendance. Unless otherwise indicated, these conditions must be removed within one year, or before proceeding beyond 12 credits of graduate work, whichever comes sooner. Under certain circumstances, students with an undergraduate average marginally below B may be matriculated with the condition of probation. A student admitted on probation must achieve a B (3.0) average in the first 12 credits of graduate work. Students admitted on probation who fail to attain fully matriculated status after completing 12 graduate credits will not be permitted to continue.
A check or U.S. Post Office Money Order, payable to Queens College, for $125 needs to be mailed to the Office of Graduate Admissions, with the Payment Voucher form, for your application. Write your address and CUNY ID number (if you have one) on the check or money order. The application fee is nonrefundable. Your application will not be processed without payment.
The $125 application fee is waived for Queens College graduates who are applying for the fall 2014 semester and have graduated from an undergraduate program between February 2014 and September 2014. After submitting your application submit the Payment Voucher, noting your date, or anticipated date, of graduation, to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
The $125 application fee is waived for all U.S. veterans and active duty military. Please attach proof of your veteran/military status to your online application.
All transcripts should be mailed directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Transcript must be received from every previously attended post-secondary college/university. All transcripts must be official, and dated within the past six months.
International Institutions (Foreign Transcripts/Educational Credentials):
All transcripts should be mailed directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions, using the Transcripts/Marksheet Request Form for Institutions Abroad on the Applying to a Graduate Program page. Educational records must be received from every previously attended post-secondary institution(s)–universities, colleges, institutes, and/or polytechnics. All transcripts must be official, and dated within the past six months. It is your responsibility to have your educational records from abroad sent as soon as possible. This documentation must be sent directly from the foreign institution to the Queens College Graduate Admissions Office. Any university/college transcripts (grade reports/official attested university mark-sheets/releves des notes/index book/notas) that pass through a student's hands are not acceptable.
Applicants must write and submit a 500-word essay explaining their objectives in applying for graduate study and including a brief personal statement.
-Applicants for the School Building Leader program must submit a 1,000-word essay.
-Applicants for the History program must
discuss why they would like to study in the program, specifically what
areas of history interest them, any professors they would like to work with, or
any courses they would like to take. Essay must not exceed 750 words.
All accepted students are required to pay a non-refundable
$250 Commitment Tuition Deposit. The Commitment Tuition Deposit enables each
student to confirm enrollment to the program to which s/he has been offered
admission and will be applied to the first semester tuition charges.
Once accepted, you must mail your completed enrollment form
to the Office of Graduate Admissions along with a check or money order, payable
to Queens College. Please note that it is non-refundable and cannot be applied
to future semesters.
Visa and Immigration Status for International Students
Students Seeking Student Visa (F-1, F-2) and/or Scholar Visa (J-1, J-2)
International students, scholars, and their dependents are required to obtain or maintain the F-1, F-2, J-1, or J-2 U.S. Student and Scholar Visa and Immigration Status prior to enrolling at the college.
For procedures, please contact:
The Queens College International Students and Scholars Office
Student Union, Room 327, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11367
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND WAIVERS, BY DEPARTMENT
Individuals who hold a degree in Accounting from Queens College, and have an overall GPA and a major GPA of 3.2 or greater, will not be required to submit GMAT, letters of reference, or essay with their admissions package. Individuals who hold a degree in Accounting from another CUNY college and have an overall GPA and a major GPA of 3.2 or greater are exempt only from the GMAT.
Art Education, AC and MSEd
You must submit a 15-slide portfolio of your work. These must include at least two drawings, and a variety of media i.e.: painting, printmaking and/or sculpture or 3D design. A CD Rom in JPEG format is also acceptable. On an accompanying page you must provide the following information for each slide:
· Title (if any)
Include a self-addressed envelope stamped with sufficient postage for the material to be returned. Original artwork will not be accepted and will not be reviewed. Incomplete applications without a self-addressed stamped envelope will not be considered. These materials are due at the Graduate Admissions Office at the same time all other materials are submitted. Admission is competitive, and the submission dates will not be extended.
Applicants must describe their proficiency in reading foreign languages within the 500-word essay. The GRE score is not required for admission, but if desired by the applicant, the score may be submitted and will be considered as part of the admissions credentials.
Art Studio (MFA)
All applicants to the Master of Fine Arts program must submit a CD (or DVD) with creative work samples and an inventory list to the Art Department by the Graduate Admission deadline. You must include 15 work samples. If your work is primarily video, then submit one complete video (up to 30 minutes) along with four five-minute samplings of other video works.
Label your CD with your name. (Do not use adhesive labels.) Work sample files must be titled LastName_FirstName_TwoDigitNumber.jpg. (e.g., Doe_Jane_02.jpg) and should be 1024 x 768 pixels or no more than 1024 pixels in height or width. Videos must be presented in Quick Time format. An inventory list of the work samples must include your name and the title, size, medium and date of each work. This Word document file must be titled "LastName_FirstName_Inventory.doc". A URL with additional work samples for all candidates is optional and can be added to your inventory list.
A copy of the essay you submit in the online application as well as a copy of your resume should also be included on the CD or DVD you submit.
Checklist for contents of CD or DVD to send directly to the MFA Advisor by mail:
1. work samples in JPG format
2. inventory list of work samples
3. copy of essay that was submitted online
4. current resume
Send these materials directly to:
MFA Advisor, Art Department
Klapper Hall, Room 172
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing, NY 11367-1597
Materials from accepted candidates will be retained for analysis and discussion. Others will be returned if accompanied by a self-addressed envelope bearing sufficient postage.
Education Extension (7-12), Adv Cert
prove proficient in a second language. Acceptable
evidence of bilingual proficiency includes one of the following:
a. Undergraduate or graduate transcript to show
sufficient and satisfactory coursework with a GPA of 3.0 or above in that
language that they are seeking an extension
b. Diploma or transcript of years of secondary
education in a country that the language was used for academic studies
c. A passing score on the NYSTCE Bilingual
Education Assessment (BEA) test
(NYS website: http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY_viewSG_opener.asp)
admission requirements for this program are:
bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, completing a
major in which they seek certification;
York State Initial Certificate in a secondary level (7-12) subject matter
area, such as mathematics, science, social studies, etc. Teachers
certified in ESL or in Foreign Languages are not eligible to apply for
least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in their initial
Bilingual Extension for Pupil Personnel Programs
additional to the standard application requirements, applicants to these
post-masters programs must provide the following:
from your school principal stating that you are currently working in your
respective discipline while providing bilingual services to students and
* Copy of
your New York State Education Department Certification in your respective
Bilingual Extension Assessment examination score report
applications for these post-masters programs must participate in an admission
interview with the program coordinators.
Individuals who hold a degree in biology from Queens College, and have an overall GPA and a major GPA of 3.0 or greater, will not be required to submit GRE with their admissions package.
All candidates for the Educational Leadership program may enter as matriculated or nonmatriculated students for the Fall or Spring semester or Summer Session, provided that they meet all entrances requirements:
· A minimum of three years of successful full-time teaching experience (e.g., completion of probation, tenure, contract renewal).
· A minimum grade-point average of 3.0 from approved post-secondary institutions for both the bachelor's and master's degrees.
· A minimum of three letters of recommendation from supervisors and administrators attesting to the applicant's specific leadership skills and experiences (e.g., how the applicant has already contributed administrative or supervisory functions to his/her school, with examples).
· An essay of 1,000 words clearly expressing the candidate's reasons and supervisory potential for entrance into the program, detailing his/her skills, talents, knowledge, predispositions, administrative/supervisory experience, and contributions to current school.
· A formal interview with at least two members of the full-time faculty in the program.
English – MA
Candidates for the MA English program must submit a writing sample (10-15 pages, double-spaced) in hard copy to the Director of Graduate Studies, English Department, Klapper Hall, Room 607, by the application deadline. The sample should show a mastery of critical writing skills and be on a topic relevant to literary studies.
GRE test scores are not required for admission to the MA English program.
English – Creative Writing
Students applying for an MFA in English–Creative Writing must submit a manuscript (at least 20 pages) of their original work to the Graduate Advisor, English Department, Klapper Hall, Room 607, by the application deadline.
Candidates for the MA in Media Studies must submit a 800 word, persuasive OpEd-style statement of interests
explaining your commitment to media or media studies, and why your goals or accomplishments
matter. Consider answering questions such as:
How are you studying or practicing media, and why does it
What are you trying to find out or accomplish, and how will it
What do you want for society or your own community, and how do
media enable or undermine that goal?
Has your work already made a difference? Tell us how.
If there are concrete projects or issues you hope to explore,
how might a collaborative, interdisciplinary graduate program help you to
pursue this work?
All applicants to the Aaron Copland School of Music must submit the online application for graduate admission, pay the application fee and submit all other required application materials to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
Audition and additional requirements are listed below per degree/program:
CERTIFICATE AND DIPLOMA PROGRAMS IN CLASSICAL PERFORMANCE
Auditions are required and held at the college. Submit an audition request form to the Music Office. Visit the school of music website (http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/music) to obtain audition request form and audition requirements. Look under "prospective students" tab.
MASTER OF MUSIC IN CLASSICAL PERFORMANCE
Auditions are required and are held at the college each semester on the major instrument or voice. A short (30-minute) examination in basic music theory is administered on the day of the audition. Submit an audition request form to the Music Office. Visit the school of music website (http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/music) to obtain audition request form and audition requirements. Look under "prospective students" tab.
MASTER OF MUSIC IN JAZZ STUDIES
Auditions on the major instrument or voice are required for performers and are held at the college throughout the academic year. Contact advisor Michael Mossman (Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule an audition.
Applicants must submit scores and recordings of their work. These works must include compositions and arrangements for large (10- or more piece) ensembles. Send your material to
Michael Mossman, Director of Jazz Studies
Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College
65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing NY, 11367
Applicants living overseas or at a considerable distance may send a recorded
audition on CD or DVD. DVDs are preferred. Classical voice
A live audition is required; no CDs or DVDs will be accepted.
The GRE is required of applicants in music history and music theory. The GRE is not required of applicants in composition.
Applicants seeking admission to the ADVANCED CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN MUSIC EDUCATION (leading to Initial Certification) must interview with the music education faculty. Contact advisor Richard Sang (Richard.email@example.com) for more information.
Applicants for the Masters in Behavioral
Neuroscience and the Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis programs must submit
results of the general aptitude Graduate Record Examination (GRE) as well as
the results for the advanced test in Psychology.
Please Note: The GRE is not required for the Advanced Certificate in
Applied Behavior Analysis and the Masters in Psychology program.