A Degree on Your Time

Elmira offers advanced degrees that deliver. Whether you're ready to launch into a full-time course load or keep a part-time schedule, we are here to take the next step with you and advance your career through a graduate degree. Earning your master's degree can deepen your knowledge and skills, widen your career options, increase your earning potential, and further your professional development. Elmira College offers rigorous graduate programs with a deep focus on Business and Education. Our graduate programs move with your life, giving you the flexibility to succeed.

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MS in Education

Earn your MSEd degree in as little as 12 months. Our Master of Science in Education (MSEd) programs offer flexible online courses to balance work, life, and academics. With four specialized tracks to choose from (Adolescence Education, Literacy, General Education, and Inclusive Special Education), there is a program to fit your career goals. The programs consist of 10 to 12 courses, totaling 30 to 36 semester credits.

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MS in General Management

Get ahead or launch your management career with Elmira College’s Master of Science (MS) in General Management. This hybrid program is designed around performance-based experiences that will build real-world skills and knowledge to prepare you for success in any industry. The program consists of 33 credits of required coursework, including the capstone graduate seminar. Students can earn their degree within a 12-month or a two-year time frame.

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"If you're looking for a personalized experience for a grad program, Elmira is a great choice."
–Alicia Janke MSEd '23
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Admission Requirements for Graduate School

  • A completed bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point averages:
    • Master of Science in Management program: GPA of 2.7
    • Master of Science in Education program (all tracks): GPA of 3.0
    • Candidates possessing undergraduate GPAs below the required minimums may be considered for conditional admission by the Director of Graduate Studies on a case-by-case basis.
  • MSEd Adolescence Education candidates: Completion of an approved content major, such as Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics, Social Studies/History, or a related field.
  • MSEd Literacy Candidates: New York State initial teacher certification or documentation evidencing that such certification is imminently forthcoming.
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Affording Your Degree

At Elmira College, we recognize that planning for how to finance your education is a vital part of your college search process. Which is why Elmira College has one of the lowest undergraduate tuition prices of any four-year private college or university in the region. To start, you need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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