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Apply to Fisher: Graduate Students

Graduate programs operate on a rolling admissions basis unless otherwise noted. Applications are reviewed as they are received and admissions decisions for most programs are typically made within four weeks of receipt of a completed application.

The below application requirements and procedures apply to most programs. However, several graduate programs have additional program-specific application requirements. Please check with your program of interest for further information.

Graduate Application Process

General Graduate Application Requirements

Note: Please submit the online application before any other supplemental documents (transcripts, resumes, references, etc.) are submitted.

  • Completed online application
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work (if applicable)*
  • Two recommendation forms (please refer to the online application for instructions)
  • Current résumé and personal goals statement
  • Results of the TOEFL (if native language is not English)

Contact graduate admissions or the graduate program chair regarding the process to request graduate transfer credit.

*When requesting transcripts from your previous schools, always select electronic PDF delivery. We are in-network participants in most electronic transcript delivery exchange portals and this allows us to receive transcripts automatically without the need to submit them through a third party (as in the use of an email) or through the mail itself. This will save you money and time.

International Student Application Requirements

If you are an applicant from outside the United States, please refer to our information on graduate admissions for international students.

Program-Specific Graduate Application Requirements

Several graduate programs have additional program-specific application requirements. Please check with your program of interest for further information.

Doctoral Program Application Requirements

Application procedures for Fisher's doctoral programs can be found on the following pages:

Accelerated Graduate Application

Current Fisher students and alumni should submit the online graduate application. Accelerated application options will be enabled for those who meet the criteria.

Application for Graduate Readmission

Contact Graduate Admissions prior to submitting the Application for Graduate Readmission to determine which semester you should apply for.

Application Questions

If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at (585) 385-8064 or

Title IX Notice

Fisher is committed to maintaining a community in which learning and working can be carried out in an environment of respect, open-mindedness, and integrity. Fisher stands opposed to all forms of discrimination, harassment, and violence and will work to prevent such behavior within the community.

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and New York’s Enough is Enough Law, non-discrimination in the education program or activity extends to admission. The Title IX coordinator is the designated official with primary responsibility for coordinating compliance with Title IX and related federal and state laws.

The Title IX coordinator, Meg Flaherty, Ph.D., can be reached by phone (585) 385-8232, email (, in-person in Campus Center 206, or outside of business hours by contacting the Office of Safety and Security (585) 385-8111.