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 the Graduate Catalog.
International students must hold a baccalaureate degree that is equivalent to a four-year baccalaureate degree in the United States, from an institution that is accredited by an approved regional or national accrediting agency.
1 quarter hour = 2/3 (.66) semester hour
2 quarter hours = 1-1/3 (1.33) semester hours
3 quarter hours = 2 semester hours
Individual departments may establish higher standards for admission or require entrance tests such as the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), the Miller Analogies test (MAT),* or other materials. Specific program requirements appear under graduate programs and in the Graduate Catalog. Application deadlines vary by program.
The Graduate School administers a computer-based version of the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) once a month. A printable Candidate Information Booklet and free practice exams are available on the MAT website.
The MAT test fee is $80. Payment must be in the form of a check or money order payable to Buffalo State. The fee covers one personal score report that will be mailed to you, and up to three official transcripts that will be sent to schools you specify. Please refer to the booklet, "Scoring and Score Reporting," for a full explanation of score reporting.
Test participants are asked to report 30 minutes prior to the start of the test time indicated. The test will begin promptly at the time above. Register online or contact the Graduate School Office.
Applicants applying to a program at Buffalo State that requires the GRE may still complete their admission application without the completion of this exam. Your application will be reviewed and you will have through your first semester to complete this requirement.
Some graduate programs at Buffalo State may require the submission of scores from the GRE test. More information, including test centers and dates, can be found on the GRE website. A Guide to Taking the GRE may help you best prepare for the test. To submit your score directly to Buffalo State, use school code 2533.
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