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
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. 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
1060 Broadway
Albany, New York 12204-2755

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


All applicants must submit an official copy of every transcript from every institution of higher education ever attended. The transcripts must be mailed to:

SUNY Old Westbury
Attn: Graduate Admissions Processing
1060 Broadway
Albany, NY 12204

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.


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.

Immunization documents can be faxed directly to Student Health Services at 516-876-3142.

applications Deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Priority is given to those applicants who submit all documents by the following deadlines. Unless noted otherwise, the recommended application dates for graduate year students are:

  • June 15th for Fall entry
  • November 15th for Spring entry

Completed applications received after the deadline will be processed on a space available basis. 

Fall Semester Entry Only

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

  • Mental Health Counseling (M.S.) -- Note: The Fall 2021 application for the Mental Health Counseling MS is closed as of April 27, 2021. The next available semester to apply for will be Fall 2022.
  • 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

Marie Leen
Adolescence Education, Childhood Special Education, Literacy Education, and Students with Disabilities 

(516) 876-3082

Arts & Sciences Programs

Andrea Klaff
Data Science, Liberal Studies, Mental Health Counseling

(516) 876-3014