Dean's Welcome

Welcome to the Graduate School at SUNY Buffalo State

Buffalo State has a proud tradition of offering graduate programs since 1945 and currently offers a wide array of exceptional academic opportunities through its distinctive graduate degree and certificate programs. Graduate faculty are keenly aware of the importance of research, scholarship, and creativity and are engaged in active, interdisciplinary research that involves student collaborators and leads to publication, exhibitions, and awards. 

What you will find at Buffalo State is a wide assortment of distinctive programs that provide students with current theory and advanced training for real-word application. Historically well known for our excellent teacher education programs, Buffalo State has become an institution with a comprehensive set of traditional and applied graduate programs.  From English and history, to art conservation, museum studies, and creative studies, to public relations, public administration, criminal justice, and speech language pathology, to applied math, forensic science, Great Lakes Ecosystems Science and biology, Buffalo State offers a rich array of opportunities that provide practical training and skills to advance in today’s competitive job market. 

Buffalo State undergraduate students can take advantage of a growing number of 4+1 Pathway offerings through select academic departments. These undergraduate-to-graduate accelerated degree pathways provide qualified students with an early start to graduate study, financial cost savings, early graduate degree completion, and more.

Members of the graduate faculty maintain an ambitious research agenda and are responsible for generating more than $30 million in research funds and grants.  Other faculty members conduct applied research, publish articles and books, and work alongside community partners to effect change in local institutions and communities.  This collective record positions Buffalo State as a leader in scholarly research and service in comparison to other master’s-granting institutions across the state.  Importantly, our faculty members also are committed to assisting graduate students in perfecting skills in their chosen fields of study.  Our small classes promote productive faculty-student interactions, and provide ample opportunities for both professional and personal mentoring characteristic of the best graduate programs in the nation.

Upon matriculation graduate students become members of the Graduate Student Association (GSA).  The GSA provides networking opportunities, and financial support for research, scholarly projects, and travel to professional conferences.  It also sponsors a research fair every year in May.  Buffalo State is the only comprehensive college in SUNY with a standalone GSA.

The Graduate School is located in Cleveland Hall 204 and serves as the hub for information about our graduate programs here at Buffalo State.  A talented, caring staff is always welcoming—always ready and willing to assist students with the multitude of questions surrounding graduate programs and policies whether they concern applications, admission, program information, graduate assistantships, fellowships, or graduation requirements. 

Please know that students are encouraged to seek assistance from any of the talented Graduate School staff.  They and I look forward to assisting you in whatever ways we can. 

I am pleased to welcome you to our vibrant graduate community. 


Kevin J. Miller, Ed.D.
Interim Dean, The Graduate School

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