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Admission is granted jointly by graduate admissions and the academic department in which the student plans to pursue graduate studies. Individual departments establish specific standards by which they judge admission. All program requirements are listed in the program descriptions in the Graduate Catalog.
An approved baccalaureate degree
An approved baccalaureate degree granted by an institution that is accredited by an approved regional accrediting agency.
In accordance with federal regulations, all students (except Buffalo State graduates) are required to submit a final transcript with a degree posted to Buffalo State by the start of their graduate work for financial aid eligibility.
A minimum GPA of 2.5
A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) in the baccalaureate program or a 3.0 in previous graduate coursework.
If previous institution used the quarter system, credit hours will be converted to semester hours using the following equation:
1 quarter hour = 2/3 (.66) semester hour
2 quarter hours = 1-1/3 (1.33) semester hours
3 quarter hours = 2 semester hours
Entrance exams, if required
These specific program requirements appear in the Graduate Catalog.
Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)
You may still submit your Buffalo State graduate application even if you have not yet taken the GRE.
You may complete the GRE requirement during your first semester, if needed.
Submit your score directly to Buffalo State using school code 2533.