Graduate Programs of Study

The Graduate School offers 40 master’s programs, two certificate of advanced study programs, five graduate certificate programs, and 9 post baccalaureate teacher certification programs. For more information see post baccalaureate and graduate program options. Nearly 2,000 students enrolled in graduate study at Buffalo State find that a graduate degree allows them entry into new or related fields or eligibility for promotion in their current fields.

Specialized graduate degree programs include art conservation, creative studies, educational technology, teaching bilingual exceptional individuals, literacy specialist and a certificate of advanced study in art conservation. While teacher education remains a tradition at Buffalo State, other graduate programs in adult education, applied economics, and higher education and student affairs administration are unique within SUNY. New and applied programs in music education, great lakes ecosystem science, public and nonprofit management (MPA), museum studies, professional applied and computational mathematics, science education, and students with disabilities 7-12 generalist and students with disabilities 7-12 subject extensions offer exceptional opportunities for professional advancement.

Other notable graduate degree programs include criminal justice, industrial technology, applied economics, biology, English, history, and multidisciplinary studies.

Applying for Graduate Study

Students holding bachelor’s degrees from an accredited college or university are eligible to apply for graduate study at Buffalo State. International applicants must submit transcript evaluations and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores. Admissions applications, application online fee payment, transcript request forms, and supplemental department materials are available to download or contact the Graduate School Office, Cleveland Hall 204 or email

In accordance with federal regulations, all students are required to submit a final transcript with a degree posted to the Graduate School by the start of their graduate work for financial aid eligibility.