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Graduate Degree Programs at Elmira

Interested in advancing your career or continuing your education? Earning your master’s degree is a great way to deepen your knowledge, widen your career options, and further your professional development.

Elmira is home to an array of comprehensive graduate programs and advanced certificates. And it’s easy to find a program that fits your life—we offer flexible learning options, allowing you to earn your degree on time.


How to Apply

Our programs are designed for students who have completed a bachelor's degree or for working professionals who are ready to add an advanced degree or coursework for professional development. We offer rolling admissions, which means students may submit an application anytime for the fall, winter, spring, or summer terms. Students may choose to apply for a master’s degree, an advanced certificate, or a non-degree study program.

Learn more about the application process and program requirements on our Graduate Admissions page. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to set up an appointment with a graduate advisor—we’re happy to help!

Graduate Admissions


Master’s Degrees at Elmira

Get to know our Master in Science degree programs (M.S. or M.S.Ed.). These graduate degree programs consist of 10 to 12 courses totaling 30 to 36 semester credits. At the end of the program, students will participate in a hands-on capstone experience through their graduate seminar course. In this final course, case studies, simulations, group projects, and problem-based learning are integrated with classroom lectures and presentations.

Courses of Study

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Master's Degree in Education

Explore our three Master of Science in Education concentrations: Adolescence Education (7–12), Literacy (Birth–12), and General Education. All programs are designed to be completed in a one-year time frame and set the foundation for an impactful career in education.

M.S. in Education Program Information

Master’s Degree in Management

Get ahead in or launch your career in management. Elmira’s Master of Science (M.S.) in General Management program is designed around performance-based experiences that will build real-world skills and knowledge to prepare you for success.

M.S. in Management Program Information

Students have an opportunity to explore a wide variety of ecosystems.

Preview Graduate Studies at Elmira

Enhance Your Professional Knowledge

If you do not wish to pursue a graduate degree but still seek to increase your knowledge and improve your skills, you can choose to earn an advanced certificate or take courses through non-degree study.



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Advanced Certificate

Earning an advanced certificate will deepen your professional learning. Students in the advanced certificate program need to complete only 15 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.0 to receive certification. And if you decide to continue your graduate studies and pursue a master’s degree, the credits may be carried over.

Advanced Certificate Program Information

Non-Degree Study

Interested in professional development or personal enrichment? Elmira offers the opportunity to take graduate-level classes without pursuing a degree. If you decide to earn a graduate degree, the credits earned in non-degree study will apply toward your chosen master’s program.

Non-Degree Study Program Information

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Questions? Contact us.

The Elmira graduate admissions team is here to help. If you have any questions or concerns about applying to a graduate program or your study options, please reach out. You may call us at (607) 735-1825 or email us at