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 over 60 outstanding academic opportunities. Our distinctive graduate degrees and certificate programs provide practical training and skills to advance in today’s competitive job market. Our small classes promote productive faculty-student interactions and opportunities for professional and personal mentoring characteristic of the best graduate programs in the nation.

Historically known for our excellent teacher education programs, Buffalo State has become an institution with an ever-growing range of applied graduate programs. From English and history, to creative studies, museum studies, and art conservation, to public relations, public administration, higher education and student affairs administration, criminal justice, and speech language pathology, to data science and analytics, applied economics, applied math, great lakes environmental science, forensic science, industrial technology, and mechanical and manufacturing technology.

Upon matriculation graduate students become members of the Graduate Student Association (GSA). The GSA offers networking opportunities, and financial support for research, scholarly projects, and travel to professional conferences. It also sponsors a Graduate Student Research Fair every May.

Buffalo State undergraduate students can take advantage of a growing number of undergraduate-to-graduate accelerated degree pathways. The 4+1 and Combined Pathways, offered through select academic departments, provide a head start to early graduate degree completion.

The Graduate School is located in Cleveland Hall 204 and serves as the hub for information about graduate programs. Our welcoming staff is always ready and willing to assist with questions about graduate programs, the application process, admissions, graduate assistantships, fellowships, or graduation requirements. We look forward to serving you as a Buffalo State Graduate Student.

Welcome to our vibrant graduate community!

Kevin J. Miller, Ed.D.

Dean of the Graduate School