Framingham State campus

One of the first steps in pursuing your graduate degree is applying for admission to your program. The following will guide you through our admissions process.

How to Apply

Application Deadlines:

Application deadlines vary by graduate degree program. Most programs have a July 1 application deadline for Fall admission. The few programs that accept students for Spring admission usually have a December 1 application deadline. For the exact application due dates of your program of interest, please consult the admission requirements of that program.


Review the prerequisites for your graduate degree program, if any, to determine what they are and when they must be completed.

Application Requirements:

Admission requirements vary by graduate degree program. Most programs require candidates to submit the following:

  • Completed and signed paper or online graduate admission application
  • $50 application fee
  • Official copies of undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts
  • Official test scores from Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), depending on the graduate program. Candidates who have completed an FSU Graduate Certificate program may be eligible for a GRE/GMAT/MAT waiver. 
  • Letters of recommendation with cover forms
  • Statement(s) of purpose

Please explore the graduate degree program to which you are applying for a complete list of the program-specific admissions requirements.

Admissions Tests:

Schedule your admissions test(s). Check your program's admissions information to confirm all testing requirements as testing requirements vary by program.

Application Completion:

Fill out the online application* and pay your application fee as soon as you decide to apply to a graduate degree program. Complete your application by submitting ALL required materials. Note: A PDF of the application* is also available. For

*MBA students: there is a separate application for the MBA program (both online and pdf).

Graduate Readmission:

If you were previously enrolled as a matriculated graduate student and are seeking readmission to your program of study, please fill out the Application for Graduate Readmission. The $50.00 application fee is waived for students who have been inactive for three years or less.  For those students who have been inactive longer than three years, an application fee of $50.00 and additional documentation is required. Please refer to the instructions that accompany the Application for Graduate Readmission.

Application Status:

Monitor the completion progress of your application online. You'll be able to see what materials have been received and what materials are still outstanding.

Application Review and Decision:

Once ALL required materials are received your completed application will be reviewed; a decision will be made and communicated to you.

For more information about our graduate programs, email or call 508-626-4501.


Framingham State University

100 State Street

PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101


Phone: 508-620-1220