Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies

Siena has established relationships with Sage Graduate School and Clarkson University where Siena grads can complete their undergraduate education and then proceed with the Institution's Master's degree program.

Sage Graduate School

Thanks to an agreement between Siena College and Sage Graduate School, Siena graduates who have completed our secondary certification program gain automatic acceptance to a Masters Degree program in Elementary Education, Health Education, Guidance and Counseling, Literacy, Special Education, and Literacy/Special Education. Siena students who do not enter our secondary certification program can still receive automatic acceptance in the programs listed by completing an acceptable series of courses at Siena with a recommendation from a Siena Education department faculty member. 

Advantages of this collaborative agreement include:

  • Automatic acceptance in the programs listed above for students completing an acceptable series of courses at Siena with a recommendation from Siena faculty
  • Waiver of the application fee
  • Early acceptance
  • Graduate advisor beginning in the senior year
  • Advisement to coordinate undergraduate electives and coursework to reduce or eliminate prerequisites in the graduate program
  • Automatic acceptance, with completed application, into the one-year, paid internship program
  • Opportunity to apply early for Graduate Assistantships in Sage Graduate School
  • Free state-mandated Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse Workshop ($10 materials fee) for students who are granted early acceptance into Sage Graduate School who have not already completed it
  • Access to non-credit courses in American Sign Language
  • Assistance in obtaining certification in New York and all other states

Clarkson University

Siena College and Clarkson University have established an agreement that enables a Siena student at the conclusion of their Siena undergraduate degree to be accepted into Clarkson University’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program.

Acceptance is contingent upon:

  • Student graduating from Siena with a GPA of 3.2 or higher (both in their area of concentration and their overall program)
  • Completing one semester of foreign language or sign language at the college level
  • Completing an undergraduate Educational Psychology course.
  • Student must also complete the Clarkson graduate application

Qualified Siena graduates will recieve an automatic three course scholarship from Clarkson, representing a 30% reduction in tuition costs. 

Department Chair

Mark Jury

Mark R. Jury

Associate Professor of Education

210 Rosetti Hall

(518) 783‑4259