Graduate Catalog 2016-2017
When the college opened its doors in 1871 as the Buffalo Normal School, its purpose was to train teachers to serve Buffalo’s fast-growing student population in the public schools. Now, Buffalo State educates more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. From the beginning, Buffalo State has consistently focused on making quality education accessible to students while addressing the needs of the Western New York community.
The only State University of New York (SUNY) college located in a metropolitan area, Buffalo State offers its students unparalleled educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities, both on the 115-acre campus and throughout the community. Buffalo was voted as one of the "hottest" cities for 25-34 year olds in 2015 because of job opportunities, cost of living and the variety of social and recreational activities available.
Buffalo State is the largest college in the SUNY system, with 42 master’s programs, three certificate of advanced study programs, and 6 graduate certificate programs, as well as 168 undergraduate programs. The college also offers 11 postbaccalaureate teacher certification (undergraduate status) programs.
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