Niagara University encourages all men and women whose aptitude and demonstrated achievement in university or college give evidence of their ability to successfully complete the various university programs to apply for admission. Consistent with our Catholic mission, Niagara University welcomes all students, regardless of race, gender, age, national origin, religious preference, sexual orientation, status as a veteran, or disability.

Niagara University Graduate Application

Official Transcripts - Mailed

  • Official transcripts of all colleges and universities attended in a sealed institution envelope.
  • Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university.

In-progress Letter - Mailed

  • If you have not yet graduated and/or your degree has not been conferred, please also enclose an in-progress letter.

Two References - Online (or Mailed)

  • Two references (academic, professional and/or volunteer).
  • *After submitting your online application, you will be able to directly email your references to request a recommendation.

Statement of Intent - Online

  • Two-page, double-spaced, typewritten statement discussing your academic and/or research background, your career goals, your personal philosophy, and how Niagara University's graduate program will help you meet your career and educational objectives.
  • *Please include your name at the top of this uploaded document.

Graduate Testing Requirements - Mailed

Applicants are required to take one of the following examinations. Score reports should be sent to the Graduate Education Office at the address below.

  • Teacher Education and Advanced Education Applicants - the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Miller Analogies Test (MAT), Accuplacer, or high school SAT or  ACT scores. Testing information is available using the following links:and (GRE) , (MAT), , (ACT) , and (SAT). Test scores are not required for students seeking admission to Educational Leadership, CAS Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, CAS Special Education, or Applied Behavior Analysis Advanced Certificate unless otherwise requested by the Dean.
  • School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling Applicants - Applicants are required to take the GRE. Niagara University students/graduates with a final (or last two years of course work) GPA of 3.0 or above are not required to take the GRE.
  • School Psychology Applicants - All applicants must take the GRE, including Niagara University students/graduates.
  • International Teaching and Learning (MAT) Applicants- Students with a GPA lower than 3.0 will be required to take the GRE.

Resume and/or Experience Profile - Online (Optional)

  • Resume and/or a profile including all professional experiences relating to the intended field of study.
  • *To be uploaded in the same document as your Statement of Intent

Additional Requirements

  • Applicants with a GPA of less than 3.0/B may be required to attend an interview designed to examine the student's career goals, personal readiness for his/her program, multicultural sensitivity and awareness, personal dispositions and decision-making skills, and/or provide a writing sample.
  • A degree evaluation by WES ( is required for applicants who have obtained a degree outside of the United States or Canada. Please select the comprehensive course-by-course report.
  • For individuals whose native language is not English, a language proficiency examination is required. Please visit for more information. Niagara waives this examination requirement for students scoring 600+ on the GRE/GMAT.
  • International Teaching and Learning (MAT) Applicants- Candidates must hold a teaching position in a school partnering with Niagara University's MAT program in International Teaching and Learning (non-cert) in order to complete field experience requirements for this degree.

Mailing Address

Graduate Education Office
Academic Complex, Room 221
Niagara University
Niagara University, NY 14109