Why a Graduate Degree?

The twenty-first century economy has become increasingly complex and advanced study beyond the baccalaureate degree is now preferred for various careers fields and a prerequisite for promotion and advancement in many others. Buffalo State offers many degrees that enhance a student’s opportunities and career potential. The college has developed new degrees in urban education, public relations and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), that complement established areas such as education, speech language pathology, creative studies, criminal justice, museum studies, forensic science, and higher education administration. Buffalo State is also increasingly connecting to emerging areas in the economy such as data analytics, urban education and public relations in order to provide even more variety for students. Lastly, our graduate programs also prepare students to pursue Ph.D. studies if they choose, and our faculty maintain a robust research agenda in their fields. Nearly 1000 graduate students at Buffalo State discover an enriching, fulfilling and beneficial education when they enroll here.