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Potential students interested in attending Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer terms may do so at any time since Elmira College offers rolling admissions.

If you're unsure about a pursuing a Master's Degree, apply for an Advanced Certificate, or non-degree study to take classes for professional development or personal enrichment. The credits earned in these classes may be applied toward a Master's Degree if you decide to pursue a degree.

Master of Science Admission Requirements

  • A completed bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  • A minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.700.NOTE: Effective July 1, 2016, all candidates for the Master of Science in Education: General Education and the Master of Science in Education: Literacy will be required to have a 3.0 cumulative GPA in their undergraduate coursework to be admitted to the program. 
  • Scores from either the GRE® General Test or the Miller Analogy Test for candidates for the M.S. Education: General Education and M.S. Education: Literacy. For non-native English speakers, TOEFL (internet-based) scores are required. The minimum score for admission to graduate programs is 80, with no section score below 20.

Required Materials include:

  • Completed Application form.
  • Official transcripts for each college or university attended while earning a bachelor's degree.
  • 800 - 1000-word personal statement.
  • Interview with a Graduate Admissions Counselor.
  • Resume (M.S. in Management candidates only)
  • Documentation of your initial teacher certification (M.S. in Education/Literacy candidates only).
  • GRE® or MAT scores (M.S. in Education candidates only)*.
  • TOEFL scores (Non-native English speakers only).

*In some cases, individuals applying to the Master of Education in General Education program and not seeking initial or professional certification may request a waiver for this requirement.


Choose the "Elmira College Application" and apply online.Once you've successfully submitted your application and have been admitted to a program, be sure to apply for financial aid, even if you think you may not qualify. Visit our Paying for College page for additional information.


The Annual Safety Report and its publication by October 1st each year is part of the requirements outlined within the Jeanne Clery Act. The report contains federally required policies and policy statements followed by our institution, as well as annual crime and fire statistics reported to our institution. Please note an extra table of offenses for 2015. Several definitions were changed in 2016 and in order to properly represent the offense type the additional table was provided.

The Elmira College Annual Security Report is now available by clicking the following link: Annual Safety Report. If you would like a paper copy please stop by Campus Safety and one will be provided to you.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Office of Campus Safety at (607) 735-1777.