General and Program-Specific Requirements
General admission to a degree program is granted to applicants who have a good undergraduate scholastic record (a 3.0 average on the 4.0 system is generally considered sufficient) and have received a four-year baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or technical school.
To apply for admission you need to complete the online graduate application and either pay the $40 application fee online or mail a check for that amount, made payable to Ithaca College. You will also need to have two letters of recommendation submitted by persons who can evaluate your academic ability.
In addition, you should have your undergraduate institution send an official transcript to Ithaca College, Office of Admission, 953 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850. If you are applying for an assistantship, have two additional letters of recommendation sent by people who are able to evaluate your previous work performance.
Program-Specific Requirements and Deadlines
All applicants are required to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT); however anyone graduating (or anticipating graduating) from an AACSB-accredited business school having completed the equivalent of our U/G management minor (now pre-MBA minor), and earning a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher at the end of the fall semester senior year, or the equivalent, will not be required to submit GMAT scores.
Application files will be considered on an ongoing basis and processed in the order they are received until June 1. After June 1, candidates should contact the MBA program director for instructions on how to submit a late application.
All admitted students will be considered for MBA scholarships. First consideration for scholarships will be given to those who apply by March 1. The deadline for final admission is May 15 for fall; November 1 for spring.
A statement of purpose is required for admission. The statement will be requested within the online application; you do not need to supply it separately. Your statement should describe your educational or professional experience related to communications as well as your goals in pursuing graduate study in this field at Ithaca College.
Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis, with preference given to those who apply by February 15 for fall admission; December 1 for spring.
The GRE exam is not required for admission into the communications program.
If you are an international student, you must submit your TOEFL or IELTS exam scores. If you have attended an English speaking college or university, we may waive this requirement.
The deadline to have your file completed if applying for an assistantship is February 15.
Applicants to the M.A.T. program in adolescence education and the M.S. program in childhood education are required to submit a short essay as part of their online application; the topic for the essay is included in the online application form. Finalists for admission are also required to participate in a campus interview with the faculty.
Applications for both admission and assistantships is ongoing, with preference given to applications received by February 15.
Application files will be considered on an ongoing basis with priority given to those applications received by March 1 for the fall semester. Applications received after March 1 may be put on a wait list. Spring admission is by special permission only from the ESS graduate chair. GRE scores required.
A statement of purpose is required for admission. The statement will be requested within the online application; you do not need to supply it separately. GRE scores are not required.
Applications for both admission and assistantships will be considered on an ongoing basis, with preference given to those completed by March 1.
All applicants must complete an audition or interview with the School of Music. For more details, deadlines, and requirements by program, please see our graduate admission requirements.
We are pleased to announce a new graduate-level entry program in occupational therapy, beginning in May 2010. Preference given to applications completed by March 1.
For the non-graduate-level entry program in occupational therapy (B.A./M.S.), students may enter as a freshman or as a junior-year transfer student. These students need not complete the application for admission to a graduate program; their application will be processed through the College's Office of Admission.
Ithaca College offers a six-year, dual-degree program in clinical health studies/physical therapy. Only students who have received a B.S. degree in clinical health studies from Ithaca College are eligible for admission into the Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree.
Completed files must be received by February 1.