Graduate Admissions

We are waiving the GRE and GMAT for the Master of Business Administration program.

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.

Admission Deadlines

Fall Semester: July 1

Spring Semester: December 1 - Deadline Extended Apply Now - Classes begin Jan 25th.  

Note: International Student deadlines differ, please refer to the International Student Admissions Page for deadlines and programs.

Application Completion

Fill out the online application and pay your application fee as soon as you decide to apply to a graduate degree program. Complete your application by submitting ALL required materials. If you are interested in our Education programs abroad, please refer to the C. Louis Cedrone International Education Program website.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements vary by graduate degree program. Most programs require candidates to submit the following:

  • Completed online graduate admission application and non-refundable application fee of $50.00
  • ALL Official copies of transcripts for any undergraduate and/or graduate coursework completed.

    Transcripts should be mailed to:
    Graduate Admissions Processing Center
    Framingham State University
    Dwight Hall Rm. 209
    100 State Street
    Framingham, MA, 01701

    Transcripts can also be sent via e-transcript to:

    Please note: if you went to school overseas, please refer to the International Student page on requirements such as U.S. Equalivency evaluations, course-by-course evaluations and TOEFL/IELTS exams.
  • Official test scores (depending on program):

    Graduate Record Exam (GRE) – School Code 3519
    Miller Analogies Test (MAT) – School Code 1209
    Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) – School Code 293-VX-21
    Massachusetts Test for Education Licensure (MTEL)

    Note: Candidates who have completed an FSU Graduate Certificate program may be eligible for a GRE/GMAT/MAT waiver.

  • Letters of recommendation with cover forms (submitted through your online application).  Please note: one letter of recommendation should come from a current or recent employer.

  • A typed, personal statement discussing your motivation for seeking a master's degree in view of prior formal education, current job responsibilities and career plans.

Please explore the graduate degree program to which you are applying for a complete list of the program-specific admissions requirements. International candidates please visit our dedicated page for international applicants for information about transcript evaluation, student visa documents, and English proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS) requirements. 

Please review the prerequisites for your graduate degree program, if any, to determine what they are and when they must be completed. Some programs may include prerequisite coursework as part of your program of study and a review of which are required may be completed before you apply and as part of your admissions decision. 

M.Ed./PBTL Applicants for Art Programs

Applicants for the Master of Education with a concentration in Art, Master of Education with a concentration in Secondary Education specializing in Art, and the Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure Art programs must submit their portfolios via Slideroom.

Graduate Readmission

If you were previously enrolled as a matriculated graduate student and are seeking readmission to the same program of study, please fill out the application online. The $50.00 application fee is waived for students who have been inactive for three years or less.  For those students who have been inactive longer than three years, an application fee of $50.00 and additional documentation is required. Please refer to the instructions that accompany the Application for Graduate Readmission. If you are applying to a new program of study, please submit a new graduate admissions application for your intended program.

Application Status

Monitor the completion progress of your application online. You will be able to see what materials have been received and what materials are still outstanding by returning to your application account using the email and password you created when you started the online application.

Application Review and Decision

Once all required materials are received and processed, your completed application will be reviewed by the Graduate Admissions Committee; a decision will be made and communicated to you.

For more information about our graduate programs and the application process, please email or call 508-626-4501.