Graduate Admissions

Welcome to graduate admissions at FSU!

We're here to support you and wish you the best of luck starting the graduate program of your dreams.

FSU graduate programs offer you the opportunity to advance or change careers. We have graduate programs in business, education and liberal arts and sciences, some designed for full-time study while others are designed for the working professional. Most of our part-time, non-residential graduate programs offer courses in the evening or in an online or blended format so that you can find the balance between professional, personal and academic life.

Our programs in education are offered in two locations: our main campus in Frostburg and at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown located in downtown Hagerstown, MD. 

FSU’s affordable graduate programs are guaranteed to be student focused and provide you the opportunities you are searching for to reach your goals. So, what are you waiting for?  Apply today and take the next step in advancing or changing your career.

Admission Requirements

You may be granted degree program admission if you have a strong undergraduate academic record and appear to have potential for successful completion of a graduate program. Degree program admission is based on the following criteria

  • Completion of an application for admission to graduate study as a degree program student.
  • Submission of official transcripts of all previous graduate work and a transcript certifying the completion of a baccalaureate degree. This must be an official transcript sent directly to the Office of Graduate Services from the degree-granting institution or provided in a sealed envelope.

Each graduate degree program has specific admission requirements, which are detailed on their respective web pages. Use the links below to find the specifics for your program of interest.

Business Administration MBA (online)
Educational Leadership Doctor of Education
Concentrations:
• Higher Education Leadership
• PK12 Leadership
• Curriculum & Instruction
• Educational Instruction Technology
Education - Master’s Degrees for Teachers M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
M.Ed. in Literacy Education
M.Ed. in Special Education (online option)

Education - Master’s Degree for Non-Teachers (Teacher Preparation Program)

Master of Arts in Teaching
• Elementary
• Secondary

Education - Master’s Degree for Non-Teachers

M.Ed. Interdisciplinary
M.Ed. in School Counseling
Computer Science M.S. in Applied Computer Science
online and on campus
Counseling Psychology M.S. in Counseling Psychology
Nursing M.S. in Nursing (online)
Tracks:
• Administration
• Education
Recreation & Parks Management M.S. in Recreation & Parks Management (online)
Biological Sciences M.S. in Wildlife/Fisheries Biology
M.S. in Applied Ecology & Conservation Biology

Admission Eligibility

Admission to graduate studies at FSU is based on the academic qualifications of the applicant and is granted without regard to race, color, religion, sex, status as a veteran or disability.

Have Questions?

Office of Graduate Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, Maryland 21532-2303

Phone: 301.687.7053
Fax: 301.687.4597
Email: gradservices@frostburg.edu