About Us

The Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology (CSEP) prepares students to work with individuals, groups and agencies to resolve problems and enhance personal development. Students are taught research and other evidence-based skills and are encouraged to adopt a scientist-practitioner approach. Most classes are small, informal and engaging with a focus on applied student learning. We provide students with applied experience gained through fieldwork, practica and internship placements. The flexibility of our programs allow students to work closely with our faculty who regularly include them in their research projects and publication efforts.

Department Mission

We are an interdisciplinary and collaborative department operating within a community-based, scientist-practitioner methodology. In this model we produce cutting-edge research that informs students, scholars, and practitioners to build upon the strengths of diverse populations. As scientist-practitioners, we educate students in counseling, school, and educational psychology & quantitative methods for evidence-based policy and practice. Through an equity, diversity, justice, and inclusion (EDJI) infused framework, our teaching, research, and service has impact at local, state, national, and international levels.

  • Why Choose Us?
    Our programs prepare you with the knowledge and skills to become a leader and an advocate. You will graduate empowered to create change in your school and community.
  • Message from the Chair
    Welcome to the Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology, part of the Graduate School of Education at the University at Buffalo.
  • 2025 Strategic Plan
    Realizing Our Collective Promise: The 2025 Strategic Plan of the UB Graduate School of Education
  • Graduate Student Association
    The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is the representative body for graduate students at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Its two key purposes can be divided into representation and services. Its funds are derived from the Mandatory Student Fee and are used to pay GSA staff and fund numerous programs and services offered to GSA members.
  • About the University
    The University at Buffalo has three campuses: the North Campus in suburban Amherst, the South Campus on Main Street in a North Buffalo neighborhood and the growing Downtown Campus, encompassing several buildings in downtown Buffalo.
  • Benefits of Buffalo
    The Buffalo-Niagara region is a major metropolitan area with a diverse blend of communities, each with its own distinct character and all united in a rich panorama of life.
  • Employment Resources
    Services offered by school counselors, school psychologists, educational psychologists, counselor educators, rehabilitation and mental health counselors, and counseling psychologists are invaluable at all levels of schooling and in the community. This becomes more evident as children and adults are increasingly challenged by the demands of school, work, family and society.
  • Contact Us
    Please feel free to contact the department for additional information.