1 GRADUATE ADMISSION APPLICATION AND INSTRUCTIONS 1. Complete all questions on the application. 2. Attach a nonrefundable check or money order payable to NYIT for $50 (U.S.) to the front of the application form. Please write your Social Security number on the check or money order. Your canceled check is your receipt. Please do not send cash. You may also pay online at nyit.edu/apply. 3. Submit final, official transcripts with proof of degree from all undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools attended. You may have them sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions or submit the transcripts in the original sealed envelope as part of your application packet. Photocopies or student copies are not considered official; however, you may wish to submit a photocopy along with your application for reference until the official copies are received. 4. If you are an international applicant, the following conditions apply: You must submit recent results of a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination for applicants whose native language is not English. Scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS). NYIT s ETS code is The IELTS score must be sent directly from the British Counsel. If you require a student visa to attend NYIT, please note the following: All international applications and supporting credentials are due at least three months prior to your intended start date to assure adequate time to process the required documents. A copy of your passport is required to process your application. An official notarized affidavit of support and bank statement are required from your sponsor. If you are currently in the country and studying at a U.S. university, you will also be required to submit the transfer I-20 form and proof of a visa (copy of I-94 card), as well as a copy of the current I-20. If you are in the U.S. on another visa category and wish to change status to the F-1 student visa, a visa waiver form, a copy of your I-94 card, and copy of your current visa will be required in addition to the sponsorship documents. 5. Some programs have additional requirements which are described in the following application. 6. Where noted, it is the applicant s responsibility to request that ETS forward official copies of Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions. 7. Immunization Records Public Health Law 2165 requires college students to present a complete record of two live immunizations against measles and a single immunization against mumps and rubella. Students born on or after Jan. 1, 1957 must submit a completed immunization record signed by a health practitioner. You may also be required to submit proof of tuberculosis testing. Your registration for classes will not be valid until this information has been provided. Application Processing Center: Send all applications and supporting documents to: Office of Admissions Northern Boulevard P.O. Box 8000 Old Westbury, NY Campuses: Manhattan, Old Westbury, Online NYIT (in U.S. only) nyit.edu NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
2 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Requirements for admission to graduate study at NYIT vary with the discipline the applicant chooses. All applicants are required to hold a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university and must submit the completed application form. Readmission of Former Students Students who have been away from NYIT for one semester, not including summer, and have not attended another institution do not need to apply for readmission. These students may return under the original catalog/curriculum of admission and must seek academic advisement from their department. Contact the NYIT Student Solutions Center for additional information. Students who have been away for one semester and have attended another institution or students who have been away from NYIT for more than one semester must visit the Office of Admissions to file an application for readmission along with the necessary supporting documentation and any applicable processing fees. Students are required to present all transcripts for evaluation at the time of readmission in order to receive transfer credit for work completed at another institution and ensure proper academic advisement, scholarship, and financial aid eligibility. Nonmatriculated (Nondegree) Applicants Regardless of whether you are enrolled at other institutions, you are welcome to enroll in the spring, summer, or fall semester on a nondegree basis and take up to nine credits. You must first file an application for nonmatriculated status, which can be obtained through the Office of Admissions. ADMISSION OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS International students are, in general, expected to follow the same regulations and procedures as those set forth for all entering students. In addition: 1. International students must file a notarized affidavit and notarized bank statement(s) with the Office of Graduate Admissions at the Old Westbury campus. 2. International applicants who have earned undergraduate degrees at a foreign university must provide proof of English proficiency. This may be accomplished by achieving a minimum of 550 written, 213 computer-based, 79/80 Internet-based on the TOEFL, or 6 on the IELTS. a. Applicants who submit TOEFL scores between 500 and 550 on the written exam, 173 to 213 on the computer-based exam, or 61 to 79/80 on the Internet-based exam will be required to study English as a second language before they can be fully matriculated into their academic program of choice. M.B.A. applicants must meet English proficiency requirements by providing a minimum score of 79 on IBT or 6.0 on IELTS. A successful completion of NYIT English Language Institute satisfies the English proficiency requirement to the M.B.A. program. b. Applicants who submit TOEFL scores under 500 written, 173 computer-based, 61 Internet-based, or below 5 on IELTS cannot be admitted into graduate programs at NYIT. You may retake the test or apply to NYIT s English Language Institute for additional instruction in English. For more information, visit nyit.edu/eli. ADMISSION OF INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE APPLICANTS WITHOUT U.S.- EQUIVALENT BACCALAUREATES (BRIDGE PROGRAM) Applications from international students who have completed only a three-year post-secondary program that is equivalent to three years of undergraduate study in the United States, or a four-year program that is not equivalent to an American baccalaureate degree, will be considered with the following additional provisions: The student may be required to take an NYIT English proficiency examination prior to enrollment. Each student must complete a minimum of 30 additional undergraduate credits with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0. A substantial number of these credits may be English as a Second Language (ESL) courses depending on course placement, if required. Upon satisfactory completion of these 30 credits, the student will be granted provisional status in the chosen graduate program and be expected to meet all requirements of this status, which includes the achievement of a minimum 3.0 GPA through the first 12 graduate credits. The cost of the Bridge Program credits is based on the level of enrolled courses. MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE PROGRAM Applicants are required to hold a professional architecture or landscape architecture degree from an accredited college or university approved by the National Architectural Accrediting Board, or the equivalent if applying with a foreign degree from another country. Applicants are required to submit a digital portfolio and curriculum vitae (résumé) online at nyit.edu/architecture/ urban_design/apply. You will need an NYIT ID number to upload your portfolio that can be obtained by ing Two letters of recommendation are required and should be submitted directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions at Applicants are encouraged to meet with the program director and must to schedule an appointment. MASTER OF ARTS IN COMMUNICATION ARTS Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 2.85 or higher will be admitted to fully matriculated status. Those whose undergraduate average falls between 2.50 and 2.84, at the discretion of the director, may be given the opportunity to demonstrate their qualifications for full matriculation by achieving a graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in the first four graduate courses. In addition, these students may be required to take the verbal section of the GRE. Students who have a GPA below 2.49 should take the verbal section of the GRE. They will need a minimum score of 153 on the verbal section to be admitted. For more information, MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (M.B.A.) and MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND LABOR RELATIONS PROGRAM Applicants to the School of Management programs may be required to take the GMAT. Admission to the programs are predicated on the achievement of a satisfactory composite score as established by the graduate faculty. The complete score consists of a weighted combination of the applicant s undergraduate GPA and the score received on the GMAT. International applicants who have earned undergraduate degrees at foreign universities must provide evidence of English proficiency per NYIT policies. This may be accomplished by achieving a minimum TOEFL score of 79, IELTS score of 6, or an examination deemed to be equivalent. All human resources applicants whose GPA is below 3.0 must take the GMAT. Two letters of recommendation and an interview are required for the Human Resources Management program. All M.B.A. and M.S. applicants may be required to take the GMAT and submit scores before a decision on acceptance can be made. For further details, please refer to the Graduate Catalog at nyit.edu/ catalog. MASTER OF FINE ARTS IN COMPUTER GRAPHICS AND ANIMATION, GRAPHIC DESIGN, AND FINE ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY Applicants seeking admission to the Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) programs are required to have earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must submit 1.) a digital portfolio 2.) a description sheet describing the contents of the portfolio 3.) a resume/cv and 4.) three letters of recommendation. A full description of the requirements can be found at nyit.edu/fine_arts/admissions/mfa_admission_requirements. You will need an NYIT ID number to upload your digital portfolio. Please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions directly at to obtain this NYIT ID number. Then you may upload your digital portfolio at nyit.edu/fine_arts/mfa_supplementary_application. For additional information, please contact the fine arts department at or or visit the fine arts website at nyit.edu/ finearts. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CLINICAL NUTRITION (online-only) Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 2.85 or higher can be accepted directly to the program. Those with undergraduate GPAs between 2.50 and 2.84, at the discretion of the director, may be given the opportunity to demonstrate their qualifications for full matriculation by achieving a GPA of 3.0 or
3 better in the first four graduate degree courses. In addition, such students may be required to take one or more parts of the GRE and meet individual departmental requirements. In general, students in this category will not be permitted to continue in the program for more than two semesters unless they have qualified for matriculated status or have special extenuating circumstances. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENERGY MANAGEMENT, COMPUTER SCIENCE, ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING, INFORMATION, NETWORK, AND COMPUTER SECURITY, AND ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS Priority deadline dates for School of Engineering and Computing Sciences students are: May 15 (International) and July 1 (Domestic) for the fall and November 15 (International) and December 1 (Domestic) for the spring. Admission to any of these programs requires a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science, engineering, or closely related field (e.g., physics or mathematics) from an accredited program with a minimum 2.85 GPA. Applicants to any of these programs who do not have a minimum 2.85 GPA from an accredited program, but appear to have the potential for success, may be required to take the GRE. Admission will be based upon consideration of the test results, previous academic performance, related employment, and an interview. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PROGRAM If you are applying for admission into the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program, please do not use the enclosed application form. The department will only accept applications submitted online through the Occupational Therapist Centralized Application Service (OTCAS) at otcas.org. All accompanying materials (including transcripts, letters of recommendation, and proof of 100 hours of volunteer work from a licensed OT) must also be sent directly to OTCAS. OTCAS will verify your application for accuracy, tabulate the information, and submit a report to NYIT s Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDIES PROGRAM If you are applying for admission into the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program, please do not use the enclosed application form. The department will only accept applications that are submitted online through the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) at caspaonline.org. All accompanying materials (including transcripts, letters of recommendation, and GRE scores) must be sent directly to CASPA. CASPA will verify your application for accuracy, tabulate the information, and submit a report to NYIT s Department of Physician Assistant Studies. For additional instructions, please visit nyit.edu/pa/admissions. DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY PROGRAM If you are applying for admission into the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, please do not use the enclosed application form. The department will only accept applications that are submitted online through the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) at ptcas.org. All accompanying materials (including transcripts, letters of recommendation, proof of 100 hours of patient care, and GRE scores) must also be sent directly to PTCAS. PTCAS will verify your application for accuracy, tabulate the information, and submit a report to NYIT s Doctor of Physical Therapy program. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MEDICAL/HEALTH CARE SIMULATION Applicants to the program must have earned a bachelor s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of Applicants will supply two letters of recommendation, complete a Career Objectives Statement, and be interviewed by the program director. Students are required to either work in or develop a practicum experience in a patient simulation program to complete their master s thesis. Students must have high-speed Internet access, the ability to participate in online learning modules, and a PC or Mac with videoconferencing capabilities. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION, INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY, AND SCHOOL COUNSELING Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and above or who have earned a master s degree will be accepted directly into the program. Applicants whose GPA is 2.85 to 2.99 may be accepted and will have to achieve a 3.0 GPA in their first 12 credits to continue in the program. Those with an undergraduate GPA of 2.50 to 2.84 are required to take the GRE. Admissions will be based upon consideration of the results, previous academic performance, related employment, and an interview. Exceptional applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 2.5 who have notable documented achievements may petition the School of Education Admissions Committee for an exception to the above requirements. CHILDHOOD EDUCATION INITIAL PREPARATION Applicants must have earned a bachelor s degree with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and above and a major or equivalent in biology, chemistry, economics, English, history, life science, mathematics, physics, psychology, or interdisciplinary arts and sciences. The degree must include general education study in English, social studies, science, mathematics, a language other than English, and creative expression. Otherwise, qualified applicants will be permitted to enter and make up deficits in general education (limit: two areas). A structured interview and in-person writing sample are also required. CHILDHOOD EDUCATION ADVANCED PREPARATION This program is for applicants with a bachelor s degree and initial certification from the state of New York. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and above or who have earned a master s degree will be accepted directly into the program. Applicants whose GPA is 2.85 to 2.99 may be accepted and will have to achieve a 3.0 GPA in their first 12 credits to continue in the program. Those with an undergraduate GPA of 2.50 to 2.84 are required to take the GRE. A structured interview, two relevant letters of recommendation, and a writing sample are required. ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN SCHOOL LEADERSHIP AND TECHNOLOGY Applicants must have earned a master s degree and have at least three years of successful teaching experience. If seeking dual certification for NYSED School Building Leader and Educational Technology Specialist, applicant must be permanently/professionally certified as a teacher in New York state. Proof of New York state certification(s) must be submitted with application. An interview, in-person writing sample, technology competency, and two letters of reference from building or district administrators endorsing the candidacy are also required. For more information, visit nyit.edu/education/leadership/disclosure_leadership_and technology. ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN SCHOOL DISTRICT LEADERSHIP Applicants must have a master s degree, NYS Building Leader Certification, five years of teaching experience, or two years of experience as a building administrator for NYS District Leader Certification. An interview, in-person writing sample, technology competency, and two letters of reference from building or district administrators endorsing your candidacy are also required. INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST Applicants must have a bachelor s degree in education and a minimum 3.0 GPA. If seeking NYS Educational Technology Specialist, applicant must submit with the application proof of NYS initial/provisional or permanent/ professional teacher certification. INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY EDUCATOR NO CERTIFICATION Applicants must have a bachelor s degree, minimum 3.0 GPA, and have taken a course in human growth and development or its equivalent. Applicants without this prerequisite may be required to take EDPC615. CERTIFICATE IN VIRTUAL EDUCATION Applicants must have a bachelor s degree and a minimum 3.0 GPA. If a NYS teacher, the applicant must submit proof of initial/provisional or permanent/professional teacher certification in any area. An in-person writing sample and technology competency are required. COMPUTERS IN EDUCATION; 21ST-CENTURY TEACHING SKILLS; SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATHEMATICS (STEM) FOR EDUCATORS Applicants must have a bachelor s degree and a minimum 3.0 GPA. If a NYS teacher, the applicant must submit proof of initial/provisional or permanent/professional teacher certification in any area with the application.
4 APPLICATION FOR GRADUATE ADMISSION PART I - Biographical Data Social Security Number: - - Date of Birth: / / Gender: Male Female Title: Mr. Ms. Dr. (MM/DD/YYYY) Name: last (family name) first (given name) initial (middle) Home Address: Home Address 2: City: State: ZIP: Province (International Addresses Only): Country (International Addresses Only): Mailing Address (if different from permanent address, this cannot be a P.O. Box): Mailing Address 2: City: State: ZIP: Province (International Addresses Only): Country (International Addresses Only): Home Phone: ( ) Cell Phone: ( ) Are you a U.S. citizen? Yes No If no, country of citizenship: Are you a permanent U.S. resident? Yes No If yes, alien registration #: Are you a Veteran? Yes No Do you plan to use VA or GI benefits? Yes No
5 PART II - Admission Data Campus choice Entrance date Attendance status Intended load Old Westbury Fall Day Full-time Manhattan Spring Evening/Weekend Part-time Online year year Summer year My intended program of study is (programs of study are listed on the back page): Do you plan to live on campus: Yes No PART III - Educational Data List in chronological order each college or university you have attended, including NYIT, if applicable: College/University Location From To Diploma/Degree Earned/GPA State, Country mo./yr. mo./yr. OPTIONAL INFORMATION: (for identification purposes only): The following information is requested in order to provide statistical data in compliance with federal and state nondiscrimination requirements. Response is voluntary and the information will be kept confidential. Refusal to provide this information will not subject you to any adverse treatment. Do you consider yourself to be Hispanic/Latino? Yes No In addition, select one or more of the racial categories to describe yourself: American/Alaskan Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander White Black or African American Asian
6 PART IV: SUPPLEMENTAL DATA Former or Maiden Name Have you taken the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)? Yes (attach copy of grade report) No If yes, date Have you taken the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT may be required of M.B.A. applicants) Yes (attach copy of score report) No If yes, date Have you taken the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System examination (IELTS)? Yes (attach copy of grade report) No If yes, date List any business experience that supplements your academic background Firm and location Nature of work From To List business, professional, and social organizations in which you have been active, as well as any professional licenses that you hold. Organization Office held (if any) TEACHER CERTIFICATION(S) (list the types of teacher certification you currently have) Certification (Elementary, English 7-12, etc.) State where issued (N.Y., N.J., etc.) Year Issued * Do you intend to request transfer credit for previous graduate coursework? Yes No If yes, please note the following: 1. All requests for transfer credit must be made within the first semester of enrollment. 2. Transfer credit is awarded for coursework completed within the last five years, provided those graduate credits have not been applied toward a previous degree. 3. Transcripts from foreign universities must first be submitted to an organization, such as World Education Services, for evaluation.
7 PART V: VISA REQUIREMENT DATA Students who are neither U.S. citizens nor permanent residents of the United States must complete this section: Country of Birth Country of Citizenship In order to issue an I-20, the following information is needed. What type of Visa do you require? F-1 J-1 (Check one) If you are currently in the United States, indicate your current nonimmigrant status as stated on your I-94 card. (check one) F-1 (student) date of initial entry: J-1 (Exchange Visitor) B-1/B-2 Month Date Year Other (please specify) I-94 expiration date (G-1, H1B, A-2, etc.) Month Date Year If you are currently on an F-1 or J-1 visa, please indicate the name of the U.S. college/university that issued your current I-20 or DS-2019 form: Please also have your international advisor at the college/university listed above complete the enclosed SEVIS Transfer Form. Along with your application, you must submit a copy/proof of your current visa and I-94 card. If you are on an F-1 or J-1 visa, please submit a copy of your current I-20 or DS-2019 form. I certify that the information supplied on this application is complete and correct to the best of my knowledge. I agree to abide by the rules and regulations of the college as set forth in the catalog of New York Institute of Technology, with which I am familiar. Signature of applicant Date NYIT does not discriminate in admissions or access to its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, disability, age, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, or veteran status. NYIT provides reasonable accommodations to any person who has a temporary or permanent disabling condition. If you need to discuss an accommodation or a barrier to your full participation in NYIT programs and services, please contact: Disabilities Compliance Coordinator Harry Schure Hall, Room 208 Northern Boulevard P.O. Box 8000 Old Westbury, NY In making this application, the student agrees that New York Institute of Technology has the student s permission to take photographs and videos of the student, both as an applicant and, if admitted, as an NYIT student, on any of NYIT s campuses and at all NYIT activities and events in any location, and that NYIT shall have the right to use and publish such photographs and videos for all publicity and other collegerelated purposes.
8 PROGRAMS OF STUDY: SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN Master of Architecture in Urban and Regional Design SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Master of Science in Childhood Education Initial Preparation for Childhood Education Advanced Preparation for Childhood Education Extension on Childhood Education Certification to Grade 7-9 Middle School Biology Middle School Chemistry Middle School Language Arts Middle School Mathematics Middle School Physics Master of Science in Adolescence Education Specialist in Mathematics Program Specialist in Science Program Master of Science in Instructional Technology Educator Educational Technology Program Educator No Certification Professional Trainer Advanced Certificate Programs Computers in Education Emerging Technologies for Trainers Instructional Design for Global elearning Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) for Educators Teaching 21st-Century Skills Virtual Education Master of Science in School Counseling Advanced Certificate Program Student Behavior Management Professional Diploma in School Leadership and Technology NYS School Building Leader SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTING SCIENCES Master of Science in Computer Science Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering Master of Science in Energy Management Energy Technology Environmental Management Facilities Management General Infrastructure Security Advanced Certificate Programs Energy Technology Environmental Management Facilities Management Infrastructure Security Master of Science in Environmental Technology and Sustainability Infrastructure Security Pollution Prevention Waste Management Master of Science in Information, Network, and Computer Security SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS Doctor of Physical Therapy Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Master of Business Administration Accounting Decision Sciences Finance General Management Marketing Master of Science in Human Resources Management and Labor Relations Advanced Certificate Program Human Resources Management COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Master of Arts in Communication Arts Advertising and Public Relations Cinema Studies Electronic and Print Journalism Media Management Television, Film, and Broadband Production Web Design, Interactive Media, and New Media Master of Arts in Leadership in the Arts and Entertainment Industries Master of Fine Arts Computer Graphics and Animation Fine Arts and Technology Graphic Design NYIT COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE Certificate in Global Health Combined D.O./M.B.A. Combined D.O./M.S. in Clinical Nutrition Master of Science in Medical/Health Care Simulation A1091/0614/1M