Dean's Message

Dean's Message

Welcome to the Graduate School at Buffalo State College!

Buffalo State has a proud tradition of offering a wide variety of excellent graduate programs with courses taught by dedicated scholars in the classroom.  Graduate faculty are keenly aware of the importance of research, scholarship, and creativity and are engaged in these processes in a variety of ways.

Members of the graduate faculty maintain an ambitious research agenda and are responsible for generating more than $30 million in research funds and grants.  Other faculty members conduct applied research, publish articles and books, and work alongside community partners to effect change in local institutions and communities.  This collective record positions Buffalo State as a leader in scholarly research and service in comparision to other master's-granting institutions across the state.  Importantly, our faculty members also are committed to assisting graduate students in perfecting skills in their chosen fields of study.  Our small classes promote productive faculty-student interactions, and provide ample opportunities for both professional and personal mentoring characteristic of the best graduate programs in the nation.

The Graduate School is located in Cleveland Hall 204 and serves as the hub for information about our graduate programs here at Buffalo State.  A talented, caring staff is always welcoming - always ready and willing to assist students with the multitude of questions surrounding graduate programs and policies.  Application, admission, program information, graduate assistantships, fellowships, and graduate requirements are examples of the information readily available in the Graduate School office.

Please know that students are encouraged to seek assistance from any of the talented Graduate School staff.  They and I look forward to assisting you in whatever ways we can.  I am pleased to welcome you to the Buffalo State Graduate School.


Kevin Railey, Ph.D.
Associate Provost and Dean, The Graduate School