Graduate Application Procedures

The following procedures must be completed by each applicant for admission to graduate studies.

Apply Online

All prospective graduate students should apply for admission online.

Additional Application Materials Needed

In addition to the online application, the following materials are required and must be submitted to the Office of Admission:

  • $40 application fee (A nonrefundable $40 application fee must accompany the application for degree candidacy.)
  • official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended
  • letter(s) of recommendation
  • Applicants to the School of Music programs do not submit recommendations to the Office of Admission. Recommendations to these programs are submitted as part of the audition scheduling process.
  • any additional materials required by department or school

Your application fee and these materials must be received by Ithaca College by the appropriate deadline. If we do not receive all of your materials, your application will be incomplete and no decision will be made.

Admission Application Deadlines

Deadlines for application, transcripts, letters of recommendation, and, where appropriate, GRE or GMAT scores must be met. For assistantship application deadlines, refer to the Financial Aid portion of this catalog.

Accounting, M.S.:  Application files will be considered on an ongoing basis, with preference given to those completed by March 1 for fall admission and December 1 for spring admission.  Candidates who submit a completed admission application by March 1/December1 will be given full consideration for a merit scholarship. No separate scholarship application is required.

Adolescence Education, M.A.T.:  Application files will be considered on an ongoing basis, with preference given to those applicants whose files are complete by February 15. The program has only one start date each year -- in late May.

Agriculture Education, M.A.T.:  Application files will be considered on an ongoing basis, with preference given to those applicants whose files are complete by February 15. The program has only one start date each year -- in late May.

Business Administration, M.B.A:  Application files will be considered on an ongoing basis, with preference given to those completed by March 1 for fall admission and December 1 for spring admission.  Candidates who submit a completed admission application by March 1/December1 will be given full consideration for a merit scholarship. No separate scholarship application is required.

Childhood Education, M.S.:  Application files will be considered on an ongoing basis, with preference given to those applicants whose files are complete by February 15. The program has only one start date each year -- in late May.

Communications, M.S.:  Ithaca College is currently in the process of reviewing and redesigning the curriculum for this degree and thus applications are not being accepted for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Communications Innovation, M.S.: Application files will be considered on an ongoing basis, with preference given to those completed by March 15.  The program has an August start date.

Exercise and Sport Sciences, M.S.: Application files will be considered on an ongoing basis with priority given to those applications received by March 1 for the fall semester. Applications received after March 1 may be put on a wait list. Spring admission is by special permission only from the ESS graduate chair.

Health Education, M.S.:  Application files will be considered on an ongoing basis, with preference given to those completed by March 1 for fall admission and December 1 for spring admission.

Image Text, M.F.A.:  Application files will be considered on an ongoing basis, with preference given to those completed by February 1 for summer admission.

Music, M.M., M.S.: Application files for all programs (except the Music Education summers-only) must be complete by January 15. Music education files for applicants for summers-only study must be complete by April 1.

Occupational Therapy (Professional Entry-Level Master's Degree), M.S.: Completed files must be received by February 1 to be considered for May admission. (The program only has a May start date.)

Physical Education, M.S.:  Application files will be considered on an ongoing basis, with preference given to those completed by March 1 for fall admission and December 1 for spring admission.

Speech-Language Pathology, M.S.: Completed files must be received by February 1 to be considered for fall admission. 

Health Report

Before the first day of classes, every new graduate student is required to complete and submit health certification information to Ithaca College’s J. David Hammond Center for Student Health Services. This includes the New York State immunization requirements. Entrance medical requirements are submitted directly to the Hammond Health Center via a secure web portal that is linked from the health center's web page. Students who do not comply with this requirement will not be allowed to remain on campus, and their course registration will be canceled. More information and forms are also available on the health center's web page.

See Hammond Health Center