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Graduate school opportunities for international students.

We are currently accepting new applications for Summer and Fall 2020

Our graduate programs not only give international students the chance to further their education, but also the opportunity to develop strong personal and professional connections in the U.S. We offer more than 50 graduate degree programs in fields including education, business, and the arts and sciences – all taught by instructors who are leaders in their fields.

We also offer year-round English as a Second Language (ESL) training for international students who need additional preparation for academic course work toward a graduate degree at The College of Saint Rose.  Our ESL program provides international students with the English skills needed to participate successfully in their academic studies at Saint Rose, and to engage in activities, relationships, and organizations at the College and the surrounding community.

Please visit our FAQS for more information about Saint Rose, or contact the Center for International Programs at (518)-485-3950 or for more information.



Graduate International Students

Many programs have additional application requirements. Review our Program Specific Application Requirements and Graduate Catalog to ensure your application fulfills all requirements.

  • Statement of Purpose (approximately 300 words) – an effective Statement of Purpose will provide faculty reviewers with an understanding of the applicant’s objectives and motivation for pursuing a graduate degree or certificate. It will also describe how the program of study will meet the candidate’s personal goals for professional development.
  • $40 Non-refundable Application Fee – this is payable through the online application or by sending a check or money order to: The College of Saint Rose. If you experience any difficulty with submitting your online application fee, please call (518-485-3950) or email us.
  • Official Transcript(s)
    • Official transcript(s) from ALL colleges and universities attended must be sent to the Graduate Admissions office. For review purposes, scanned copies of transcripts are acceptable. This includes official academic transcripts (mark sheets) from each college or university attended, official English translations, and official explanations of each grading system. Please note that at the time of enrollment, official transcripts in a sealed envelope are required.
    • Transcripts in languages other than English, must be translated by a professional translation service.
    • An independent course-by-course evaluation may be required in special circumstances, such as to meet accreditation requirements of the intended program of study at Saint Rose or to document completion of a bachelor’s equivalent to a US degree. Applicants will be informed if an evaluation is needed. For evaluations, please consult the website of World Education Services,
  • Letters of Recommendation
    • Two recommendations must be submitted from individuals in an academic or professional setting. Recommenders can be invited to submit their recommendation letter through with our online application or they can submit a hardcopy letter along with a downloadable recommendation form.
    • *School of Psychology applicants are required to submit 3 letters of recommendation*
  • Resume
    • Resumes are recommended for all programs, but are required for: Accounting, Business Administration (MBA and all related certificate programs), College Student Services Administration, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Counseling (School & Mental Health), Computer Information Systems, Creative Writing, Educational Technology Specialist, Internet Programming, and School Psychology programs.
  • Proof of English Proficiency
    • International applicants must present evidence of proficiency in oral and written English by obtaining satisfactory scores on either the TOEFL or IELTS exam:
    • The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language,, requirement for Saint Rose is 80 on the iBT version of the test. Applicants should request official score reports to be sent to the Graduate Admission Office. Saint Rose CEEB Code: 002091
    • The IELTS (International English Language Testing System),, requirement is 6.0. Applicants should request official score reports to be sent to The College of Saint Rose, Graduate Admission Office, 432 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203.
    • The PTE (Pearson Test of English, requirement is 56. The PTE requires that The College of Saint Rose check scores electronically. To do this, you must list The College of Saint Rose as a score recipient. Please follow the instructions here to do this.

    • The testing requirement is waived for applicants who have previously earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the United States.
  • Certificate of Eligibility for Student Visa
    • International applicants requesting an I-20 must submit financial documentation showing access to funds estimated at one-year of full-time study.
  • GMAT
    • GMAT scores are required of all international students who are applying to the Accounting and MBA programs with a CGPA of less than a “B” grade in the U.S. It is your responsibility to request that Educational Testing Services forward official copies of test scores directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Saint Rose GMAT Code: XWP-NV-76
  • Exams

    • NEW REQUIREMENT – Based on New York State Department of Education regulations, applicants for Spring 2017 and later, and those previously admitted and beginning studies in Spring 2017 or later, will be required to submit current Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores for the following programs:
      • Adolescence Education – Initial Licensure
      • Adolescence Education/Special Education General 7 – 12 – Initial Licensure
      • Childhood Education – Initial Licensure
      • Childhood Education/Special Education 1 – 6 – Initial Licensure
      • Early Childhood Education – Initial Licensure
      • Educational Leadership & Administration – School Building Leader
      • Educational Leadership & Administration – School District Leader

      GRE scores should be sent to The College of Saint Rose using the code 2091.

      MAT scores should be sent to The College of Saint Rose using the code 1432.

Our graduate programs give international students the change to further their education and to develop strong personal and professional connections in the U.S. We offer more than 40 graduate degree programs in fields including education, accounting, computer information systems, and business – all taught by instructors who are leaders in their fields.

We also offer year-around English as a Second language (ESL) training for international students who need additional preparation for academic coursework toward a graduate degree at The College of Saint Rose.

Funding is a concern for many students and we want to help you apply for merit-based aid from The College of Saint Rose. Two main forms of merit funding for graduate students are Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships.

Scholarships – This funding type is reserved for new students only and generally covers $1,000/semester toward the cost of tuition for graduate coursework (ESL and undergraduate coursework is excluded). Applicants for graduate study at Saint Rose may apply for scholarship funding.

Grants – Saint Rose offers periodic grants to international students based on the merits of their previous coursework and experience. Applicants will be notified if they have been awarded a grant to fund their studies.

Graduate Assistantships (GAs) – This funding type is available to new and continuing students and awards a stipend of $3,200/semester for 150 hours of service to the College. Typical GA appointments involve research, program management or tutoring assistance, and are frequently tied to specific areas of academic study. Applicants must be admitted to an academic program and have paid a Graduate Enrollment Deposit to be eligible for this type of funding.

It is important to note that a student cannot hold both a scholarship and GA appointment in the same semester.

International Student Profile

At The College of Saint Rose, we believe a college education should be innovative and relevant to today’s job market, yet also provide the critical thinking skills you’ll need to succeed in life. Meet Adil Siddique, The College of Saint Rose class of 2012. Adil, who is originally from Bombay, India, is a graduate of the Masters in Accounting Program. He currently works as an Audit Associate for KPMG US, one of the Big Four accounting firms.

International Graduate Scholarships

Merit based academic scholarships available for International Graduate Students. More than $34 million awarded in scholarships and grants per year.

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Degrees and Programs

Saint Rose has over 50 graduate degree and certificate programs ranging from Computer Information Systems to Educational Psychology.

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