Graduate School : Downstate Extension Programs
Overview

Alfred University offers a number of Masters level programs downstate which are extension programs of regular campus offerings. Courses are made available through the Center for Integrated Teacher Education (CITE), which has provided professional development and in-service courses for teachers, principles, and related school staff since 1983. CITE is a professional service organization that manages the logistical operations for Alfred's Downstate Programs. Classes for Alfred University's Downstate Programs are offered at venues in Brooklyn (St. Francis College) and Oceanside, Long Island. Alfred University's Downstate Program is designed for working professionals and recent college graduates in the Metropolitan Area. Students in the program are expected to maintain Alfred University's standard of graduate study. This program requires a basic level of computer and email literacy.

Programs Offered

Curriculum
The program is structured to allow separate groups of no more than 25 students to enter each program in the fall. Each group remains together through the entire program, attending classes year-round for two years, including summers. First year classes are prerequisites for all other classes in the program. All Downstate students are required to enroll in one summer course on the Alfred University campus in western New York State during each of the two years of the program. Students are notified regarding the schedule for these summer classes.

All matriculated students in the Downstate Program are regular Alfred University students. As such, they have access to the University's on-line resources and to their academic records through Banner. Details regarding these privileges is outlined in the program handbook that students receive at orientation.

Campus Visit Requirement
Each Downstate Program requires that students attend on-campus courses for one week during the summers that they are enrolled. The number of courses varies based on the length of the program. During campus visits, students attend class and participate in a program orientation. Campus housing is available to students. Alfred University and CITE assist students in making arrangements. Costs associated with these visits are not included in the cost of tuition. Information about transportation and housing is distributed to accepted students.

Transfer Credits
Alfred University will evaluate up to six credits for transfer. Courses must be graduate level and must have relevance to the established curriculum. Transfer credits are evaluated by Alfred faculty before acceptance into the program. Course Transfer Request Form

Immunization
All students must complete the approved immunization form in order to register for classes. Students receive required forms with their application packet.

Programs

Counseling
Literacy
MPA
Certificate of Advanced Study in Mental Health Counseling

Related Links

Alfred University graduate admissions
Application process
Information for current downstate students
Requirements for off-campus programs

Contacts

Alfred University
Jay Cerio, Ph.D., Director
Downstate and Extension Programs
Email
607.871.2757

Office of Graduate Admissions
Alfred University
Saxon Drive
Alfred, New York, 14802
Email
607.871.2115
800.541.9229

CITE
Tim Werner
Manager, Professional Services
CITE
Email
877.922.CITE (2483)