Admission and Financial Aid

Can I complete the program part-time?
You may take our Literacy and Special Education programs on a part-time basis. Student must attend full-time for our Adolescent and Elementary Education programs.

Where do I send my application materials?

Please submit your application materials to:
Medaille College - Amherst Campus
30 Wilson Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
Attn: Graduate Admissions

What are your tuition rates?

The graduate tuition is $754 per credit hour for 2012-13. This credit hour cost includes all tuition fees. Rates are subject to change.

Do I need to take any exams before I enroll?

Medaille does not require either the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogy Test (MAT).

I have not taken all the liberal arts and science courses (Adolescent and Elementary Education program only). Can I still be admitted into the program?

To qualify for the program you must have a bachelor's degree. Any outstanding requirements can be completed prior to enrollment for Elementary Education or while a student at Medaille. Students interested in the Adolescent Education program must have a minimum of 21 credits in the subject area before beginning the program.

Do you have a brochure that you send applicants?

Yes, we would be happy to send you printed material. You may call the Graduate Admissions Office at (716) 932-2568 or send an email to You can also fill out the online information request form.

I have questions about your program. Can I make an appointment to talk with an admissions counselor?

Yes. We recommend pre-admissions counseling appointments for all of our applicants. Please contact Kristen Pizzuto at or (716) 932-2568 to set up a time to meet.

How will I find out if I've been accepted?

Once a determination is made, you will be sent a letter indicating the admission decision.

How long should my philosophy of education statement be?

The philosophy of education statement should be long enough for you to explain your thoughts on teaching and learning. We recommend that it be at least 1-2 pages in length (500 words), double-spaced.


The Program

What is the typical work load for a full-time graduate student?

The workload varies from course to course. Students can expect to spend on average 10-12 hours per week studying. This will vary from student to student.

What do I do if I have a disability?

If you have a documented disability, you must register with the Office of Disability Services. They can be reached at (716) 880-2000, ext. 2391. It is your responsibility to initiate contact with them as well as with your professors. As a college, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities.

Take the next step

Why Medaille College?

  • Convenient class times for working adults
  • Small classes with personalized attention
  • Collaborative learning environment
  • Degree programs taught by faculty working in the field
  • Fully online programs for even more flexibility

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