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Program Overview

Program Overview

Both the Graduate Certificate and the Master's Program is a mix of Summer Schools and Distance Courses. The Summer Schools will be conducted at the SUNY Buffalo State College in Buffalo, New York.

The Distance Courses are a blend of assignments, working online in subgroups and online group discussions. All the assignments and group discussions will be facilitated by the use of Blackboard Learn™, an online learning environment.

The program consists of a Graduate Certificate and a Master Program, divided into six blocks and three elective courses.

All distance students must begin with the Graduate Certificate and may apply to continue on for the Master's degree.

Distance Masters Program in Creativity and Change Leadership

Graduate Certificate Program

Summer School Block One:

Becoming a Facilitative Leader

Distance Course Block Two:

Becoming an Agent for Change in Your Organization

Distance Course Block Three:

Understanding Yourself and Becoming an Informed Consumer of Creativity Resources

Summer School Block Four:

Deepen and Broaden Theoretical Foundations- Becoming a Reflective Practitioner

Master Program

Distance Course Block Five:

Exploring and Understanding Current Issues

Elective Courses:

You must complete a total of 3 electives by the end of Block Six.

Summer School Block Six:

Applying Your Mastery

Summer Block Schedule

2020 Dates

Orientation Day: May 27, 2020

Week 1 Courses: May 28 - 31, 2020

Day Off: June 1, 2020

Week 2 Courses: June 2 - June 6, 2020

Info on Tuition:

(Please note, there is a tuition reduction for non-NY State resident students taking an online course.  See below.  One course equals 3 credit hours. )

NY State resident

Tuition per credit hour $453.00

Mandatory fees per credit hour $31.50

Out-of-state resident

Tuition per credit hour $925.00

Mandatory fees per credit hour $31.50

Online Tuition Information

Online Course, Out-of-state resident

Tuition per credit hour $543.00

Mandatory fees per credit hour $31.50

Out-of-state students enrolled in Buffalo State's online courses are eligible for special tuition rates if they meet the following criteria:

1. Must be enrolled exclusively in online courses

2. Must not have had an address in New York State within the last fiscal year (July 1 - June 30)**

** Current students' residency status at time of their enrollment at Buffalo State will be used to determine the residency requirement of online tuition rates.

Please note: The rates listed are subject to review and may change without prior notice.



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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