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The Center for Applied Imagination is part of Buffalo State College, State University of New York.

We are known around the world for personally transformative undergraduate, graduate, and distance programs that cultivate skills in creative thinking, innovative leadership practices, and problem solving skills.

We are the first program in the world to teach the science of creativity at a graduate level: Our Graduate Certificate program includes six courses that focus on creative process, facilitation, assessment, training, theory and leadership. With an additional four courses, including a master’s project or thesis, students can complete a Master of Science degree in creativity and change leadership. Graduate students can pursue their degree on campus or via the “Distance Program,” which offers a blend of on-campus and virtual classrooms.

We are proud to have contributed to seminal research to the field of creativity for nearly 50 years.


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Center for Applied Imagination

1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Chase Hall 244 •  Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-6223 •  Fax: (716) 878-4040