Admission to a Graduate Program

Buffalo State welcomes qualified applicants seeking intellectual enrichment and professional advancement through advanced study in its master of arts, master of music education, master of public administration, master of science, master of science in education, certificate of advanced study, graduate certificate, and postbaccalaureate teacher certification programs.

Admission is granted jointly by the Graduate School and the academic department in which the student plans to pursue graduate studies. Individual departments establish specific standards by which they judge admission. These program requirements are listed in the program descriptions in this catalog.

Guidance through the admission process including the online application, additional requirements, and deadlines can be obtained electronically through the Graduate School website, in person in Cleveland Hall 204, over the phone at (716) 878-5601, or through email.