Application Requirements

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Official transcripts from colleges and universities attended indicating the awarding of an accredited undergraduate degree.
  • An online application.
  • Two letters of recommendation - Academic or Professional (the form is automatically generated during the online application). 
  • Personal statement - Two-page, double-spaced, typewritten statement discussing your academic and/or research background, your career goals, your personal philosophy related to your area of study, and how Niagara University's graduate program will prepare you to meet your career and educational objectives.
  • GRE scores taken within the past five years. Students that have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of over 3.0 area are not required to submit a GRE for consideration.
  • Optional Resume.

** Niagara University will not accept copies or emails for any test score or credential evaluation**

International Applicants

Along with the standard application for requirements shown above, you will need to submit the following items in order for your application to be complete. 

  • Official TOEFL or IELTS score sent from testing service if English is not your native language. The minimum Internet based score required for the TOEFL is 79, while the minimum score for the IETLS is 6.0.
  • Contact a credential evaluation service and submit any student transcripts for review. Please choose the "comprehensive course by course evaluations" from any of the agencies websites below:
  • Financial evidence showing proof of sufficient funds to cover your tuition and living expenses during the period of your intended study will be required to apply for an I-20 document from Niagara University. You will need the I-20 document from us in order to apply for a student visa to study in the U.S.

    For visa questions, information regarding the I-20 and the I-20 application, please go to the International website.

Application Deadlines

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling admissions basis. Once all of the requirements have been received, your application will be reviewed by the admissions committee and you will be notified of the decision. 

Mailing Address

Director, M.A. - Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Timon Hall, Room 131
Niagara University, N.Y. 14109