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Admission Requirements

To apply to the Graduate School, the applicant must submit a completed application form to the Office of Graduate Admission. The following application materials are required for those seeking matriculation into a degree or certificate program:

  • Application form;
  • Official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning that one has attended;
  • Two letters of recommendation of an academic or professional nature;
  • A personal statement;
  • A $35 application fee.

These documents will not be returned to the student.

The Graduate School requires proof that the student holds a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited undergraduate institution. The applicant must have maintained at least a B (3.0) average in one's major field and had an overall grade point average of at least B (3.0).  Admission to The Graduate School as a non-matriculate carries no commitment for later admission into a degree or certificate program. Under exceptional circumstances, applicants with an overall grade point average below a B (3.0) may be admitted.


Additional Admission Requirements


Art Therapy/Counseling

  • 18 semester credits in studio art, such as drawing, figure drawing, two- and three-dimensional design, painting, sculpture, ceramics, etc.
  • 12 semester credits in psychology: introduction to or general psychology, developmental, abnormal, and personality
  • Volunteer or paid, supervised work with people with special needs
  • 10 piece art portfolio
  • Interview with Program Director

Art Education Professional Certification

  • Interview with Program Director
  • 10 piece art portfolio

Art Education Initial Certification
  • Interview with Program Director
  • 10 piece art portfolio
  • 30 credits in a Liberal Arts
  • 30 credits in a Studio Arts
  • 6 credits in Art History

MPA
  • Interview with Program Director

Degree Programs Leading to Initial Teacher Certification*

For applicants of degree programs leading to initial certification as a teacher, the New York State Education Department requires the following undergraduate prerequisites:

  • 30 credits in a Liberal Arts major
  • 6 credits in Mathematical Processes: coursework in such areas as algebra, geometry, calculus, number theory, statistics, or probability.
  • 6 credits in Scientific Processes: coursework in such areas as biology, chemistry, astronomy, earth science, or physics;
  • 6 credits in Historical & Social Science Concepts: coursework in such areas as history, anthropology, economics, psychology, sociology, or political science;
  • 3 credits in Written Expression: coursework in English Composition or Creative Writing
  • 3 credits in a Language other than English (including American Sign Language);
  • 3 credits in Artistic Expression: coursework in such areas as art, dance, music or theater;
  • 3 credits in Humanities: coursework in such areas as literature, religion (but not theology), philosophy, or cultural anthropology;
  • 3 credits in Communication: coursework in such areas as communication, English, written or literary analysis, or composition;
  • 3 credits in Information Retrieval: coursework in such areas as library studies, research, computer literacy, or educational technology.

Applicants who have deficiencies in the above listed undergraduate prerequisites may be admitted to the Graduate School with the requirement that all deficiencies be completed before the achievement of 12 graduate credits. Students who do not complete their outstanding deficiencies before completion of 12 credits in their graduate program will not be admitted to candidacy. Denial of candidacy will affect future course registration.

*The New York State Education Transformation Act of 2015 calls for graduate-level teacher education and educational leadership programs to include a standardized admissions examination as part of their application requirements. To comply with this law, The College of New Rochelle requires applicants to submit official scores of either the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) for admission.

CNR’s codes for score submission on the GRE and MAT are:

GRE: 2089
MAT: 1431

  

Educational Leadership*

  • A master's degree in teacher education, educational leadership, or pupil personnel services OR successful completion of a minimum of twenty-one graduate credits in teacher education, educational leadership service, or pupil personnel services from an accredited college or university.
  • A copy of a New York State professional or permanent teaching certificate or in the process of applying for and obtaining a professional or permanent teaching certificate.
  • Evidence of a minimum of three years' full-time, paid, approved teaching service and/or educational leadership service and/or pupil personnel service experience serving pupils within grades PK-12.

Applicants to the Advanced Certificate SBL, SDL, and Educational Leadership masters degree programs must submit GRE or MAT scores as per New York State law.

*The New York State Education Transformation Act of 2015 calls for graduate-level teacher education and educational leadership programs to include a standardized admissions examination as part of their application requirements. To comply with this law, The College of New Rochelle requires applicants to submit official scores of either the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) for admission.

CNR’s codes for score submission on the GRE and MAT are:

GRE: 2089
MAT: 1431

  

Marriage and Family Therapy

  • An undergraduate major in psychology, social work, or related field is required
  • The following minimum prerequisite courses with a grade of B or better
    • Introduction to Psychology (for Psychology majors) or Introduction to Social Work (for Social Work majors)
    • Abnormal Psychology
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Experimental Psychology (for Psychology majors) or Social Work Research ( for Social Work majors)
    • English Composition or writing course
  • Interview with Program Director

Advanced Certificate in Mental Health Counseling

  • Interview with Program Director

Mental Health Counseling

  • An undergraduate major in psychology, counseling, social work, sociology, nursing, or related field is required.
  • Interview with Program Director
  • The following minimum prerequisite courses with a grade of B or better
    • Introduction to Psychology (for Psychology majors) or Introduction to Social Work (for Social Work majors)
    • Abnormal Psychology
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Experimental Psychology

School Psychology

  • An undergraduate major in psychology, including psychological testing, is a prerequisite for admission.
  • Interview with Program Director
  • The following minimum prerequisite courses with a grade of B or better
    • Abnormal Psychology
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Experimental Psychology

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

  • In addition to the general requirements, students seeking admission into the Master's degree program in TESOL will be required to demonstrate proof of completion of at least 12 credits of undergraduate or graduate study in a foreign language.