First-Time Graduate Applicants

One of the first steps in pursuing your graduate degree is applying for admission to your program. The following will guide you through our admissions process. 

Application Deadlines:

Framingham State reviews applications on a rolling basis for students who wish to begin their studies in the fall (September) and spring (January) semesters. The sooner that you apply and submit all required documentation, the sooner you will get an admissions decision. The Graduate Admissions team does have preferred deadlines of July 1 (Fall) and December 1 (Spring); however, will review applications up until the week prior to classes beginning.

Admissions Requirements:  

Completed online application 

A completed online application can be submitted without required documentation being added. You will get a link to your status page where you can upload required documentation at another time.

College-level Transcripts*

Applicants must provide transcripts from any and all colleges/universities attended in the past where college credit is received. Transfer credit is not calculated into an overall Bachelor's Degree grade point average.  

For applicants who've studied outside of the US, an official copy of the transcript and a course-by-course evaluation US equivalency must be sent to the University.

Framingham State University accepts course-by-course evaluations from:

Please note that it may take 4 to 6 weeks to prepare.

*Official Transcripts can be sent electronically to from your previous institution or they can be mailed in a sealed envelope to:

Graduate Admissions Processing Center
Framingham State University
PO Box 9101
100 State Street
Framingham, MA 01702

Letters of Recommendation

Within the application, there is a section where applicants enter their contact information for their recommenders. Letters of recommendation must come electronically through the application portal.

Statement of Purpose

The statement of purpose prompt can be located on your specific programs academic website.

Additional Requirements

Test Scores (if applicable) – please refer to your program’s webpage for required test scores

Art Portfolio – PBTL – Art, M.Ed. Secondary Education, Art and M.Ed. Art only via Slideroom

International Applicants – please refer to the International Applicant website for additional requirements on course-by-course evaluations and English Proficiency Exam requirements