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Graduate Application Process

Graduate programs operate on a rolling admissions basis unless otherwise noted. Applications are reviewed as they are received and admissions decisions for most programs are typically made within four weeks of receipt of a completed application.

Note: Some programs, notably nursing programs, may take longer than four weeks for a decision to be made.

The below application requirements and procedures apply to most programs. However, several graduate programs have additional program-specific application requirements. Please check with your program of interest for further information.

General Application Requirements

Note: Please submit the online application before any other supplemental documents (transcripts, resumes, references, etc.) are submitted.

  • Completed online application
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work (if applicable)*
  • Two recommendation forms
  • Current résumé
  • Professional/career goals statement
  • Results of the TOEFL (if native language is not English)

Contact graduate admissions or the graduate program chair regarding the process to request graduate transfer credit.

*When requesting transcripts from your previous schools, always follow the electronic PDF delivery method directly to St. John Fisher College. We are in-network participants in most electronic transcript delivery exchange portals and this allows us to receive transcripts automatically without the need to submit them through a third party (as in the use of an email) or through the mail itself. This will save you money and time.

Program-Specific Requirements

Several graduate programs have additional program-specific application requirements. Please check with your program of interest for further information.

Accelerated Application

For Spring 2021

If you are currently an undergraduate student at Fisher or a recent alumni with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and would like to apply to the Master of Business Administration or Master of Public Health program for the spring 2021 term, please fill out the Accelerated Application for Fisher Students.

For Summer 2021 and After

Current Fisher students or alumni applying for terms beyond spring 2021 should submit the online graduate application. Accelerated application options will be enabled for those who meet the criteria.

Doctoral Programs

Application procedures for Fisher's doctoral programs can be found on the following pages:

Application Questions

If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Office of Transfer and Graduate Admissions at (585) 385-8064 or grad@sjfc.edu.

Title IX Notice

St. John Fisher College is committed to maintaining a community in which learning and working can be carried out in an environment of respect, open-mindedness, and integrity. The College stands opposed to all forms of discrimination, harassment, and violence and will work to prevent such behavior within the College community. In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and New York’s Enough is Enough Law, non-discrimination in the education program or activity of the College extends to admission. The Title IX coordinator is the designated College official with primary responsibility for coordinating compliance with Title IX and related federal and state laws. The Title IX coordinator, Meg Flaherty, Ph.D., can be reached by phone (585) 385-8232, email (titleix@sjfc.edu), in-person in Campus Center 206, or outside of business hours by contacting the Office of Safety and Security (585) 385-8111.