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What options are available for a student pursuing a Multidisciplinary Studies degree?

There are four program options available:

What does somebody applying to the Multidisciplinary Studies program need to provide?

1. Completed Graduate Admission Application.

2. Completed Application Fee Payment Form and a $65 nonrefundable application fee. Acceptable methods of payment: Visa, Mastercard, or check or money order made payable to Buffalo State College.

3. Any supplemental application materials, such as department application, letter of intent, letters of recommendation, copy of teaching certificate, or exam scores as stated in the program description. It is the applicant’s responsibility to review the individual program admissions requirements before applying to determine if supplemental materials are required. Individual program descriptions may be found in the Academic Programs section of the Graduate Catalog. Incomplete applications may be returned to the applicant.

4. Sealed official transcripts from all undergraduate colleges and universities. Each institution must send the transcript directly to the student. Students submit unopened transcript envelopes with other application materials.

Can I transfer credits from a previous school?

Yes, you may transfer up to 15 credits from your previous school(s).

How much do graduate courses cost per credit hour?
Graduate study costs can be found at http:www.buffalostate.edu/graduateadmissions/tuition
. This includes Tech fees, Health fees and College fees.

How many credits do I need for a masters degree in Multidisciplinary Studies?
A minimum of 30 credits must be completed, comprised of at least 15 credits of 600- or 700-level courses, including the thesis or project.
A maximum of 12 credits may be taken in a discipline that offers a master's degree; a maximum of 18 credits may be taken in a discipline that does not offer a master's degree.

Are there any exams that need to be taken in order to be accepted into a multidisciplinary studies program?

No, there are no exams required in order to be accepted into a Multidisciplinary Studies program (with the exception of the Environmental Research and Education option.)

What kind of advising is available?
Each student must create an academic advisory committee for his or her program consisting of a principal adviser (PA) and three additional graduate faculty advisers. Identification of a principal adviser and his or her consent to serve as PA is required for admission to Multidisciplinary Studies.

(Note: Human Service Administration and Public Relations Management have assigned PAs; see the option coordinator for details. International cohort students studying under the International Learning Styles Center should contact the center's director for more information.)

It is the student's responsibility to initiate and maintain an effective relationship with the advisory committee. Students are encouraged to seek advisement frequently throughout their studies.

Do you have to be a full-time student in order to be in the Multidisciplinary Studies program?

No, most Multidisciplinary Studies students are part-time students.

Application Process

Transfering Credits


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