About the Program
Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and present satisfactory evidence of the ability to perform at the graduate level. Candidates seeking admission to the M.S. in library media program are required to have initial or provisional teacher certification. The Admissions Committee, the graduate program director, and the director of graduate admissions will make an admission decision based upon records of undergraduate achievement, prior graduate work (if appropriate), letters of recommendation, and other supporting documentation where required. While personal interviews are not required as part of the admission procedure, they are encouraged as an opportunity for the applicant to become better acquainted with the program and application process. Applicants may request an interview with the program director as well.
General Application Requirements
- Completed 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
- Current résumé
- Personal statement
- Results of the TOEFL (if native language is not English)
- Graduate Transfer Credit Request Form and supporting documents (if applicable)
Program-Specific Application Requirements
A copy of New York State Teaching Certification is required 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 certification (or educational leadership certification) programs that will start on or after July 1, 2016 must provide St. John Fisher College with official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Miller Analogies Test (MAT), or the Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST).