Dean's Message

Welcome to the Graduate School at Buffalo State!

Buffalo State has a proud tradition of offering graduate programs since 1945 and currently offers a wide array of outstanding academic opportunities through its distinctive graduate degree and certificate programs. What you will find at Buffalo State is a wide assortment of distinctive programs that provide students with current theory and advanced training for real-word application. Historically well known for our excellent teacher education programs, Buffalo State has become an institution with a comprehensive set of traditional and applied graduate programs. From English and history, to art conservation, museum studies, and creative studies, to public relations, public administration, criminal justice, and speech language pathology, to applied math, forensic science, Great Lakes Ecosystems Science and biology, Buffalo State offers a rich array of opportunities that provide practical training and skills to advance in today’s competitive job market.

Buffalo State undergraduate students can take advantage of a growing number of 4+1 Pathway offerings through select academic departments. These undergraduate-to-graduate accelerated degree pathways provide qualified students with an early start to graduate study, financial cost savings, early graduate degree completion, and more.

Members of the graduate faculty maintain an ambitious research agenda, conduct applied research, publish articles and books, and work alongside community partners to effect change in local institutions and communities. This collective record positions Buffalo State as a leader in scholarly research and service in comparison to other master’s-granting institutions across the state. Importantly, our faculty members also are committed to assisting graduate students in honing skills in their chosen fields of study. Our small classes promote productive faculty-student interactions, and provide ample opportunities for both professional and personal mentoring characteristic of the best graduate programs in the nation.

Upon matriculation graduate students become members of the Graduate Student Association (GSA). The GSA provides networking opportunities, and financial support for research, scholarly projects, and travel to professional conferences. It also sponsors a research fair every year in May. Buffalo State is the only comprehensive college in SUNY with a standalone GSA.

The Graduate School is located in Cleveland Hall 204 and serves as the hub for information about our over 60 graduate programs at Buffalo State. An adept, caring Graduate School staff is always welcoming—always ready and willing to assist students with questions surrounding graduate programs and policies whether they concern applications, admission, program information, graduate assistantships, fellowships, or graduation requirements. They and I look forward to assisting you in whatever ways we can.

I am pleased to welcome you to our vibrant graduate community.

Kevin J. Miller, Ed.D.
Dean of the Graduate School