Application Requirements

Application Deadlines Fall Spring Summer
Priority May 15 November 1 March 1
Standard August 1 December 1 April 1*

Now accepting applications for Fall 2021.

*Accepting applications for Summer 2021 as space allows.  

Update 6/23/21: Due to the continued coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we understand that many students are not able to meet the standard program application requirements for Fall 2021. Please click here to view temporary admissions procedures we are implementing for Fall 2021 in an effort to assist our students.

  • Completion of application for admission with a $45 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts of all college coursework verifying completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (some programs may accept the evaluated equivalency), with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (2.75 for conditional acceptance). The presentation of a minimum combined score of 300 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or passing score on CSET Exam to overcome a low grade point average.
  • Three recommendations from professional sources who can address candidate's potential for success in education. Family members and friends may not complete recommendations.
  • Comprehensive essay of at least 500 words that includes the following:
    • Purpose for entering the program
    • Why you are suited to be a educator
    • Reasons for choosing to study at CBU
  • Acceptance for admission by the director of the graduate program in education
  • Certificate of Clearance
  • An applicant whose first language is not English and/or does not have a degree from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction is required to demonstrate English proficiency by submitting a recent test score from TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language or IELTS (International English Language Testing System).