Graduate Programs of Study

The Graduate School offers 44 master’s degree programs and 14 advanced certificate programs in a wide range of areas, with over twenty areas of specialization in the master’s of science in education. For more information see post baccalaureate and graduate program options. Nearly 1,000 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, learning design and 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. Applied programs in public relations, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), urban education, 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 distinctive graduate degree programs include criminal justice, industrial technology, applied economics, biology, English, history, and the data science and analytics option within 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 procedures and deadline dates are available on the Graduate School website or contact the Graduate School Office in Cleveland Hall 204 or email for more information.

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.