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The Graduate School of Education offers over eighty programs across four departments. There is a program right for you and your specific needs.

When you begin your online application, please make sure to choose a degree program from the drop-down list before moving to other parts of the application.

Can't find your program in the drop-down list? Here is why:

  • The program you are interested in does not offer admission in the term you selected. Please check that you have selected an appropriate entry term.
  • The application hasn't yet been opened for the entry term you are seeking. Degree and certificate program applications are generally opened for a calendar year in the preceding July, August or September. Non-degree applications are generally opened two to three months before the start of classes.
  • The program is no longer accepting applications. Programs with hard deadlines close at 11:59 p.m. ET on the deadline date, while programs with priority deadlines generally close four weeks before the start of classes.

Undergraduate Minors

Master's Degrees

Program Spring Deadline Summer Deadline Fall Deadline Apply Now
Economics and Education Policy Analysis, MA* Nov. 1,
then rolling
N/A April 1,
then rolling
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Educational Psychology and Quantitative Methods, MA* Nov. 1,
then rolling
N/A April 1,
then rolling
Education Studies, EdM (Educational Leadership and Policy)* Nov. 1,
then rolling
N/A Feb. 1,
then rolling
Education Studies, EdM (Learning and Instruction)* Nov. 1,
then rolling until Dec. 1
N/A Feb. 1,
then rolling until July 15
English Education Studies, EdM* Nov. 1,
then rolling until Dec. 1
Feb. 1,
then rolling until April 15
Feb. 1,
then rolling until July 15
Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs N/A N/A Jan. 15,
then rolling
Information and Library Science, MS* Nov. 1,
then rolling
N/A May 1,
then rolling
Literacy Education Studies, EdM* Nov. 1,
then rolling until Dec. 1
Feb. 1,
then rolling until April 15
Feb. 1,
then rolling until July 15
Math Education Studies, EdM* Nov. 1,
then rolling until Dec. 1
Feb. 1,
then rolling until April 15
Feb. 1,
then rolling until July 15
Mental Health Counseling, MS N/A N/A Feb. 1
Rehabilitation Counseling, MS N/A N/A April 1,
then rolling
School Counseling, EdM N/A N/A Jan. 15
School Librarianship, MS* Nov. 1,
then rolling
N/A May 1
then rolling
School Psychology, MA N/A N/A Feb. 1
Science and the Public, EdM* Nov. 1,
then rolling until Dec. 1
N/A Feb. 1,
then rolling until July 15
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, EdM* Nov. 1,
then rolling until Dec. 1
N/A Feb. 1,
then rolling until July 15

What is "rolling" admission?

Programs accept applications for a term with a priority deadline followed by rolling admission, which ends several weeks prior to the start of classes.

Teacher Education Program

Program Spring Deadline
Summer Deadline Fall Deadline Apply Now
Biology Education: Adolescence (5–12) Nov. 1, then rolling until Dec. 1 Feb. 1, then rolling until April 15 Feb. 1, then rolling until July 15

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Chemistry Education: Adolescence (5–12) Nov. 1, then rolling until Dec. 1 Feb. 1, then rolling until April 15 Feb. 1, then rolling until July 15
Childhood Education (1–6) Nov. 1, then rolling until Dec. 1 Feb. 1, then rolling until April 15 Feb. 1, then rolling until July 15
Childhood Education with Bilingual Extension (1–6) Nov. 1, then rolling until Dec. 1 Feb. 1, then rolling until April 15 Feb. 1, then rolling until July 15
Early Childhood Education (Birth–2) Nov. 1, then rolling until Dec. 1 Feb. 1, then rolling until April 15 Feb. 1, then rolling until July 15
Early Childhood Education with Bilingual Extension (Birth–2) Nov. 1, then rolling until Dec. 1 Feb. 1, then rolling until April 15 Feb. 1, then rolling until July 15
Early Childhood/Childhood Education Nov. 1, then rolling until Dec. 1 Feb. 1, then rolling until April 15 Feb. 1, then rolling until July 15
Earth Science Education: Adolescence (5–12) Nov. 1, then rolling until Dec. 1 Feb. 1, then rolling until April 15 Feb. 1, then rolling until July 15
English Education: Adolescence (5–12) Nov. 1, then rolling until Dec. 1 Feb. 1, then rolling until April 15 Feb. 1, then rolling until July 15
English for Speakers of Other Languages Education Nov. 1, then rolling until Dec. 1 Feb. 1, then rolling until April 15 Feb. 1, then rolling until July 15
French Education: Adolescence (5–12) Nov. 1, then rolling until Dec. 1 Feb. 1, then rolling until April 15 Feb. 1, then rolling until July 15
Latin Education: Adolescence (5–12) Nov. 1, then rolling until Dec. 1 Feb. 1, then rolling until April 15 Feb. 1, then rolling until July 15
Literacy Specialist Education (Birth–12) Nov. 1, then rolling until Dec. 1 Feb. 1, then rolling until April 15 Feb. 1, then rolling until July 15
Mathematics Education: Adolescence (5–12) Nov. 1, then rolling until Dec. 1 Feb. 1, then rolling until April 15 Feb. 1, then rolling until July 15
Physics Education: Adolescence (5–12) Nov. 1, then rolling until Dec. 1 Feb. 1, then rolling until April 15 Feb. 1, then rolling until July 15
Social Studies Education: Adolescence (5–12) Nov. 1, then rolling until Dec. 1 Feb. 1, then rolling until April 15 Feb. 1, then rolling until July 15
Spanish Education: Adolescence (5–12) Nov. 1, then rolling until Dec. 1 Feb. 1, then rolling until April 15 Feb. 1, then rolling until July 15

Doctoral Degrees

What is "rolling" admission?

Programs accept applications for a term with a priority deadline followed by rolling admission, which ends several weeks prior to the start of classes.

Advanced Certificates (AC)

Program Spring
Deadline
Fall
Deadline
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Applied Statistical Analysis, AC Nov. 1
then rolling
April 1,
then rolling
Apply
College Teaching, AC N/A Feb. 1,
then rolling until July 15
International Educational Data Analysis, AC Nov. 1
then rolling
April 1,
then rolling
Library and Information Science, AC Nov. 1
then rolling
May 1,
then rolling
Literacy Teaching and Learning, AC Nov. 1
then rolling until Dec. 1
Feb. 1,
then rolling until July 15
Mental Health Counseling, AC N/A April 1,
then rolling
Mindful Counseling for Wellness and Engagement, AC Nov. 1
then rolling
April 1,
then rolling
Qualitative Methodology, AC Nov. 1
then rolling
April 1,
then rolling
Rehabilitation Counseling, AC Nov. 1
then rolling
May 1,
then rolling
School Counseling, AC Nov. 1
then rolling
April 1,
then rolling

What is "rolling" admission?

Programs accept applications for a term with a priority deadline followed by rolling admission, which ends several weeks prior to the start of classes.

Administrative Certifications (LIFTS)

Program Deadline Apply Now
School Building Leader (SBL) April 1 Apply
School District Leader (SDL) April 1

Certificates of Advanced Study (CAS) — NOT ACTIVE

Program Deadline Apply Now
School Counseling, CAS Rolling Apply
Have questions about the application or how to apply?


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gse-apply@buffalo.edu or 716-645-2110.

Are you an international student and unable to take the IELTS, PTE or TOEFL?

If you are currently unable to take the IELTS, PTE or TOEFL tests because they are canceled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the University at Buffalo will accept the Duolingo English Test (DET) for proof of English proficiency. This test can be taken online, in your own home. More information can be found on the Graduate School’s website.

The TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition is a safe and convenient option for students who are unable to take the TOEFL iBT test at a test center due to public health concerns.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Rolling admission after priority deadlines for all teacher education programs.

Priority Deadlines

  • Fall: Feb. 1, then rolling until July 15
  • Summer: Feb. 1, then rolling until April 15
  • Spring: Nov. 1, then rolling until Dec. 1