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. Occupations requiring a gradate degree at entry level - including public-service oriented careers is fields such as education and health care - are projected to be among the fastest growing over the next decade.  Buffalo State offers over 60 graduate programs that enhance a student’s opportunities and career potential to meet these growing demands. The college has developed new degrees in data science and analytics, mechanical and manufacturing technology, 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 endlessly connecting to emerging areas in the economy 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. Approximately 1000 graduate students at Buffalo State discover an enriching, fulfilling and beneficial education when they enroll here.