Graduate Admissions

As a graduate student, you'll have the best of both worlds.

You'll be taught by scholars whose research, writings and work experience have earned them reputations of accomplishment in their chosen fields  You'll also experience small class sizes where close contact with your professors and peers strengthens the educational experience all along the way. 

degrees offered

Arts & Sciences Programs

Data Science, M.S. (Applications for this program are accepted only for fall semester entry.)

Liberal Studies, M.A.

Mental Health Counseling, M.S.  (Applications for this program are accepted only for fall semester entry. Fall applications must be received by March 1)

Business Programs 

Accounting, M.S.  (Online and Traditional formats)

Forensic Accounting, M.S.

Taxation, M.S.

Education Programs 

Childhood Special Education, M.S. (Applications for this program are accepted only for fall semester entry.)

Literacy Education, M.S. (Applications for this program are accepted only for fall semester entry.)

Students with Disabilities (1-6), M.S.  (Applications for this program are accepted only for fall semester entry.)

Adolescence Education (for those who do not have certification in this content area)

Advanced Certificates

Adolescence Education (7-12)

how to apply 

Applicants New to SUNY Old Westbury

View the SUNY Old Westbury Online Graduate Admissions Application

Click on First time user account creation link if you are a first time user who have never attended SUNY Old Westbury. (See image below)

A screenshot of first time user register link highlighted in graduate application login form

This application can be saved and filled out in stages.  Upon completion of the online form a confirmation page will appear with instructions for submitting your signature and application payment. A $50 application fee must be submitted on-line to complete the admission process. A check or money order, made out to SUNY Old Westbury, can also be mailed to the address below. Please note that this fee is non-refundable. The remaining portions of the application (reference letters, transcripts and test scores) should be mailed directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions at the following address:

SUNY Old Westbury
Attn: Graduate Admissions Processing
PO Box 307
Old Westbury, NY 11568

SUNY Old Westbury Alumni Applicants 

  1. Visit the ConnectOW portal.
  2. Sign in using your oldwestbury email and password (Trouble logging in? Student Login Help)
  3. Click Banner SSB link in the top right corner > Student Services tab > Admissions
  4. Choose application type and continue
Required documents

Transcripts

All applicants must submit an official copy of every transcript from every institution of higher education ever attended. The official transcripts can be sent electronically in PDF format or can be mailed to:

SUNY Old Westbury
Attn: Graduate Admissions Processing
PO Box 307
Old Westbury, NY 11568

Photocopies, faxed copies or student copies are not considered official. If college transcripts are from institutions outside the United States, an official copy (in the original language) must be sent to the Graduate Admission Office at the College at Old Westbury. An official translation/evaluation by World Education Services (WES) or Office of International Education Services (AACRAO) may be submitted.

Applicants with education outside the United States are also encouraged to supply a college catalog or course syllabus that reflects the academic content for each course. This will facilitate the admissions evaluation process.

Medical Requirements

All students must submit appropriate documentation verifying that they are in full compliance with the New York State immunization requirements. Students not in full compliance will not be allowed to register for classes.

DOWNLOAD THE STUDENT HEALTH IMMUNIZATION FORM HERE

Immunization requirements include:

  • Measles:  Two doses of live measles vaccine administered after one year of age and after 1968: or physician's documentation of having measles; or a blood test showing immunity.
  • Mumps:  One dose of live mumps vaccine administered after one year of age and after 1969; or physician's documentation of having had mumps; or a blood test showing immunity.
  • Rubella (German Measles):  One dose of live rubella vaccine administered after one year of age and after 1969; or a blood test showing immunity.
  • COVID-19 Immunization Compliance Process

Immunization documents can be faxed directly to Student Health Services at 516-876-3142 or studenthealth@oldwestbury.edu

applications Deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis for most of our programs. Priority is given to those applicants who submit all documents on a first-come first-served and space available basis.

Fall Semester Entry Only

Applications for the following program are accepted only for fall semester entry: 

  • Mental Health Counseling (M.S.) -- Admission to the MS in Mental Health Counseling program is competitive. Applications will close for this program as of  March 1.  Applications will be received and reviewed until the cohort is filled. To ensure consideration for the program it is recommended that students apply between January and March 1.
  • Childhood Special Education, (M.S.)
  • Data Science (M.S.)
  • Literacy Education (M.S.)
  • Students with Disabilities (1-6) (M.S) 

Applying for online M.S. in Accounting option

NOTE: Due to state regulations concerning online education, students can only enroll in Old Westbury’s online M.S. in Accounting program if they reside in New York, Colorado, Hawaii, Indiana, Michigan, Montana, South Dakota, Virginia, or Wisconsin.  For more information about the M.S. in Accounting Online program, please visit the M.S. in Accounting page.

Schedule a Virtual Appointment with a Graduate Admissions Advisor

Graduate Admissions Contacts

Business Programs

Phillip D'Angelo
Accounting, Forensic Accounting and Taxation

(516) 876-3077

Education Programs

Frank Pizzardi
Adolescence Education, Childhood Special Education, Literacy Education, and Students with Disabilities 
(516)876-3013

Arts & Sciences Programs

Andrea Klaff
Data Science, Liberal Studies, Mental Health Counseling

(516) 876-3014