How to Apply


Select Your Desired Program

The School of Education offers a robust set of graduate programs in teacher education, counseling and leadership. To view details about your program of interest, consult our Graduate Programs page for programs by developmental level or specialization, or review our alphabetical list of graduate programs

Review Application Deadlines per Program

The application deadlines for each program vary. Most programs accept applications for enrollment in the Fall and Spring semesters. Only one application is open at a time. Applicants with foreign credentials are encouraged to submit early to account for additional processing time.

Create Your Graduate Application Account

The application for graduate admission is entirely online. You can begin your application, save the information, and come back to it at a later date. To start your application visit Apply Yourself.

For more information including technical support visit Graduate Admissions.

Review Application Materials

Pay the Application Fee and Submit Your Application

A $75 application processing fee is required for all applications. You can pay the application fee via credit card upon submission, or via check or money order after submission.

For additional information, including technical support, visit the Graduate Admissions Application Fee page.

CUNY Sponsored Application Fee

Applicants applying to the programs listed below by June 30, 2024, will have their application fee sponsored by CUNY. These programs include:

Hunter College Seniors and Undergraduate Alumni Fee Waiver

All current Hunter College Seniors and all Hunter College alumni (undergraduate) are eligible to receive an application fee waiver when applying to a graduate program for the Fall 2024 term. Here’s how to receive your application fee waiver:

  • Apply Online *click on the Create Account tab
  • In the Educational History section, be sure to indicate that you received or will receive your bachelor’s degree from Hunter College
  • After you have completed and reviewed your application, click the “Submit Application” button
  • Do not pay the $75 application processing fee. The online graduate degree application system should bypass the payment method. If not, choose the “Pay by Check” payment option, but do not submit a payment.
  • Within a few days, the Graduate Admissions Office will confirm your Hunter College graduation status, and automatically process your application fee waiver.

Applicants with Foreign Credentials

If you completed your bachelor’s degree outside the U.S. where English was not the native language, or if you completed fewer than 90 credits toward your bachelor’s degree in the U.S. you are considered an International Student. Applicants with foreign credentials who need an F-1 or J-1 Visa are currently ineligible to apply to the following programs:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis, Advanced Certificate
  • Applied Behavior Analysis, MS
  • Visual Impairment – Rehabilitation Teaching, MSEd
  • Visual Impairment – Combined Rehabilitation Teaching and Orientation and Mobility, MSEd

Find more information about visa procedures for international students on the Graduate Admissions page.

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