Graduate Application Process

Graduate programs operate on a rolling admissions basis unless otherwise noted. Applications are reviewed as they are received and admissions decisions are made within four weeks of receipt of a completed application.

The below application requirements and procedures apply to most programs. However, several graduate programs have additional program-specific application requirements. Please check with your program of interest for further information.

General Application Requirements

  • Completed online application
  • Application fee
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work (if applicable)
  • Two letters of recommendation which can be submitted online. Please refer to the online application for instructions.
  • Current résumé and personal goals statement
  • Results of the TOEFL (if native language is not English)
  • Graduate Transfer Credit Request form [pdf] and supporting documents (if applicable)

Program-Specific Requirements

Several graduate programs have additional program-specific application requirements. Please check with your program of interest for further information.

Accelerated Application

If you are currently an undergraduate student at Fisher with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and would like to apply to a Fisher graduate program, please fill out the Accelerated Application for Current Fisher Undergraduate Students.

Doctoral Programs

Application procedures for Fisher's doctoral programs can be found on the following pages:

Application Questions

If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at (585) 385-8064 or grad@sjfc.edu.