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M.S. in Literacy Education Application Process

The literacy education program operates on a rolling admissions basis. Applications are reviewed as they are received.

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

Semester Entry Options

  • M.S. Program: Summer entry

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 recommendation forms which can be submitted online (refer to the online application for instructions)
  • Current résumé
  • Professional/career 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, applicants to graduate-level teacher professional certification programs who do not have a master's degree must provide St. John Fisher College with scores from either of the following:
    • Miller Analogies Test (MAT)*
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)*
    • Note: Applicants who already have a master's degree are exempt from submitting test scores.
  • 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 or (585) 385-8064 to inquire about minimum scores required on these exams.