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Fall semester:  May 1
Spring semester:  October 1
Summer semester:  May 1



Fall Semester: August 1
Spring Semester: October 1
Summer Session: May 1

Those applying to the distance program please note: Once seats are filled for the distance cohort further applications will be considered for the subsequent year. Apply early. For international students, it is a good idea to use March 1 as your deadline as you will need to get materials for an F1 Visa after you are accepted. The student VISA process often takes considerable time.


*Applications submitted after the published deadline will continue to be reviewed based on available space.

**International students for the distance program should apply as soon as possible due to visa procedures and guidelines.

Gather all application materials into one packet and send to:

The Graduate School
Buffalo State
1300 Elmwood Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14222

Or you can email your applications materials to:

Graduate School <>

Application questions should be directed to the Graduate School at (716) 878-5601 or via e-mail at



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Graduate Admissions Application

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Bio Sketch

A brief biographical sketch, one or two paragraphs, that provides a summary of the applicant's accomplishments, areas of expertise, and experiences

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2 Forms of Reference

Reference form available via the Graduate Office Admission application system

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Statement of Intent Form

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International Students Only

Review additional admission requirements and enrollment information

Once you have been accepted into the program, you will be issued a visa. Visa questions can be directed to Tricia Herritt, Director, International Student Affairs Office.


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International Center for Studies in Creativity

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