Framingham State campus

Admission Requirements

Due date:
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for the fall and spring semester. Completed applications should be on file by July 1 for fall and November 1 for spring. Applications received after this date cannot be guaranteed timely matriculation. The Admissions Committee will begin review of an application only upon receipt of official copies of all required documents.

  1. The applicant must have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. The applicant must possess a Massachusetts teaching license at the Initial level or above OR submit evidence of passing scores in the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) as listed below:

For the Grades PreK-8 License

    • Communication Literacy Skills Test (both subtests)
    • General Curriculum Test (both subtests) OR General Curriculum: Multi-subject AND one test in Mathematics (Elementary, Middle School, or High School)

For the Grades 5-12 License

    • Communication and Literacy Skills Test (both subtests)
    • General Curriculum Test (both subtests) OR one of the following subject matter tests at the 5-8 or 8-12 level (unless otherwise specified): English, History, Mathematics, Middle School Humanities (5-8), Middle School Mathematics/Science (5-8), Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, General Science (5-8), Physics, or Political Science/Political Philosophy.

Applicants who do not hold an initial license and who are undecided about what level of license they wish to pursue or whether or not they will seek licensure should submit the MTEL tests for the PreK-8 licensure level.

  1. The applicant must have a minimum undergraduate minimum quality point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.
  2. The applicant must submit satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination General Test.
  3. Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation from professors, supervisors, and/or colleagues, submitted with the Framingham State University letter of recommendation form and sent directly to the University by the recommender.
  4. Applicants must submit a typed, 300-word personal statement discussing their motivation for seeking a master’s degree in view of prior formal education, current job responsibilities and career plans.
  5. Applicants may also be asked to submit additional materials or they may be invited for a personal interview as part of the admission requirements.


  1. Requirements are accurate to date. However, the University reserves the right to change requirements in the future, and will notify applicants should any changes be made.
  2. Applications remaining incomplete for over one year will be discarded.

Framingham State University

100 State Street

PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101


Phone: 508-620-1220