M.S. in Literacy Education Application Process

The literacy education program operates on a rolling admissions basis. Applications are reviewed as they are received and admissions decisions are made within four weeks of receipt of a completed application.

Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions if you have questions about the application process.

General Application Requirements

  • Completed online application
  • Application fee
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work (if applicable)
  • Two letters of recommendation which can be submitted online. Please refer to the online application for instructions.
  • Current résumé and personal goals statement
  • Results of the TOEFL (if native language is not English)
  • Graduate Transfer Credit Request Form [pdf] and supporting documents (if applicable)

Program-Specific Application Requirements

  • A copy of New York state teaching certification OR proof of pending certification is required for students just completing their undergraduate studies.
  • To comply with New York state regulations, all applicants to graduate-level teacher professional certification programs must provide St. John Fisher College with scores from either of the following:
  • Applicants must have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 for baccalaureate degrees from approved postsecondary institutions.

*Test scores are valid on these exams for five years. Please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at grad@sjfc.edu or (585) 385-8064 to inquire about minimum scores required on these exams.