Graduate Admissions Information

Our Graduate Programs accept applicants who meet College and program requirements for admission. Applications may be obtained here or from the Office of Admissions at (866) 4DC-INFO, or e-mail:


To be admitted as a matriculated (degree-seeking) graduate student, an applicant must: 

  1. Have demonstrated the potential to pursue graduate study sucessfully — that is, in general, have attained a B (3.0) average in all previous coursework.  
  2. Submit a completed application form with a $50.00 nonrefundable application fee.  
  3. Meet program admission requirements, as specified. Official transcripts must be submitted, including proof of an earned bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.  
  4. If from a non-English speaking country, submit certified translations of all prior secondary and collegiate records on a course by course basis and scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum score of 550 or 213 on the computer-based TOEFL (CBT) is required for admission.  


To be admitted as a non-matriculated (non-degree-seeking) graduate student in order to take courses for teacher certification or personal enrichment, an applicant must:  

  1. Submit a completed application form with a $50 nonrefundable application fee.  
  2. Submit an official transcript indicating receipt of a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.  
  3. Take a limited number of credits as prescribed by the specific program. Admission and enrollment as a non-matriculated student in no way implies admission to a degree program. Students wishing to change their status from non-matriculated to matriculated must reapply and meet all college and program specified requirements. Each program specifies the maximum number of credits from non-matriculated status that may be applied to a degree program. 



With the permission of the undergraduate faculty adviser and the appropriate graduate Program Coordinator/Director, qualified upper-class students may earn credit in graduate courses; this credit may be applied to the undergraduate degree. If a student has been admitted to a graduate program and is taking the courses in one of the prescribed sequences (Social Sciences/Occupational Therapy, e.g.), the credit also counts as advanced standing toward the graduate degree. A student who takes such courses without being so admitted, and, who subsequently seeks program admission on the basis of having earned credit in these courses, is not guaranteed acceptance into the program.


Click here and download the Graduate Application for Admission. Print the document and mail to the address on the form.


New York State Public Health Law 2165 requires that all students born on or after January 1, 1957 show proof of immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella prior to their first registration.


No more than 6 credits for graduate courses taken at another accredited institution, prior to matriculation at Dominican College, may be granted by a program toward the master's degree. Grades earned at other institutions do not become part of Dominican's grade point average


Office of Admissions Dominican College
470 Western Highway
Orangeburg, NY 10962-1210

You can also call our toll free number 1-(866) 4DC-INFO e-mail for an application or more information.