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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. If you do not see your program of interest on the list, it is due to one of the following reasons:

  • 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. For the fall 2020 term, applications for programs with rolling deadlines must be submitted by August 7 and completed with all application materials by August 14.
Questions about the application?


Please contact us at
gse-apply@buffalo.edu or 716-645-2110.

Are you in China and unable to take the IELTS, PTE or TOEFL?

If you currently in China and unable to take the IELTS, PTE or TOEFL tests because they are cancelled 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.

Undergraduate Minors

Master's Degrees

* Programs identified with an asterisk accept applications for the spring term with a priority deadline of Nov. 1 followed by rolling admission, which ends several weeks prior to the start of classes.  

For the fall 2020 term, applications for programs with rolling deadlines must be submitted by August 7 and completed with all application materials by August 14.

Doctoral Degrees

* Programs identified with an asterisk accept applications for the spring term with a priority deadline of Nov. 1 followed by rolling admission, which ends several weeks prior to the start of classes.

** Educational Administration, EdD accepts applications for summer admission only.

For doctoral programs still accepting applications on a rolling basis for the fall 2020 term, applications must be submitted by August 7 and completed with all application materials by August 14.

 

Advanced Certificates (AC)

Program Deadline Apply Now
for 2020
Applied Statistical Analysis, AC* April 1,
then rolling
Apply for
2020
College Teaching, AC* Feb. 1,
then rolling
International Educational Data Analysis, AC* April 1,
then rolling
Library and Information Science, AC* May 1,
then rolling
Literacy Teaching and Learning, AC* Feb. 1,
then rolling
Mental Health Counseling, AC April 1,
then rolling
Mindful Counseling for Wellness and Engagement, AC* April 1,
then rolling
Music Learning Theory, AC* Feb. 1,
then rolling
Qualitative Methodology, AC* April 1,
then rolling
Rehabilitation Counseling, AC* May 1,
then rolling
School Counseling, AC* April 1,
then rolling

* Programs identified with an asterisk accept applications for the spring term with a priority deadline of Nov. 1 followed by rolling admission, which ends several weeks prior to the start of classes.

For the fall 2020 term, applications for programs with rolling deadlines must be submitted by August 7 and completed with all application materials by August 14.

Administrative Certifications (LIFTS)

Program Deadline Application
School Building Leader (SBL) April 1 Apply for
2020
School District Leader (SDL) April 1

Certificates of Advanced Study (CAS) — NOT ACTIVE

Program Deadline Apply Now
School Counseling, CAS Rolling Apply