Graduate Commencement student on stage

Welcome to Graduate Studies at Buffalo State!

Buffalo State has a proud tradition of providing graduate degrees since 1945 and currently offers a wide array of over 60 outstanding academic programs.

Our distinctive graduate degrees and certificates provide practical training and skills for advancement in today’s competitive job market. Buffalo State's small class sizes promote productive faculty-student interactions and opportunities for professional and personal mentoring.

Ready to Roar? Take Your Next Steps!

Kevin Miller
Welcome to our vibrant graduate community!
Kevin J. Miller, Ed.D. Director, Graduate Studies

Historically known for our excellent teacher education programs, Buffalo State has become an institution with an ever-growing range of applied graduate programs. From English and history to business management, creativity and change leadership, conflict analysis and resolution, museum studies, and art conservation, to public relations, disaster and emergency management, public administration, higher education and student affairs administration, criminal justice, and speech-language pathology, to data science and analytics, applied economics, applied math, great lakes environmental science, forensic science, industrial technology, and mechanical and manufacturing technology.

Upon matriculation graduate students become members of the Graduate Student Association (GSA). The GSA offers networking opportunities, and financial support for research, scholarly projects, and travel to professional conferences. It also sponsors a Graduate Student Research Fair every May.

The Graduate Studies Office is located in Cleveland Hall 204 and serves as the hub for information about graduate programs. Our welcoming staff is always ready and willing to assist with questions about graduate programs, the application process, admissions, graduate assistantships, or fellowships. We look forward to serving you as a Buffalo State Graduate Student.


Began offering graduate degrees


Graduate students


Part-time graduate students


Full-time graduate students

Graduate Student Association

Graduate Advisory Council

Fiona Beckett
Art Conservation, AS

David Ben-Merre
English, AS

Atta Ceesay
Public Administration, AS

Gliset Colon
Exceptional Education, Dean's Appointee

John Earshen
Engineering Technology, SOP

Keli Garas-York
Elementary Education, Literacy, and Educational Leadership, SOE

David Henry
Elementary Education, Literacy, and Educational Leadership, SOE

Kim Jackson
Graduate School, Ex officio

Jamie Kim
Chemistry, AS

Camilo Maldonado
Speech-Language Pathology, Dean's Appointee

Kevin Miller
Graduate School, Ex officio

Awilda Ramos Zagarrigo
Exceptional Education, Dean's Appointee