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.
1 quarter hour = 2/3 (.66) semester hour
2 quarter hours = 1-1/3 (1.33) semester hours
3 quarter hours = 2 semester hours
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. Additional documenation may be required.
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.
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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