Graduate Admissions

Graduate Admissions

Graduate Admission Requirements

  • Free online application The application includes a 300 word essay, topics vary by program.

  • Official Bachelor's Degree Transcript. Unofficial or in progress transcripts are acceptable to begin the admissions review process.

  • Two letters of recommendation. Letters can be personal, professional or academic references. Letters are optional for some programs, refer to your program web page.

  • GRE or GMAT. This requirement varies. Please refer to the program specifc admission requirement pages. 

  • Other requirements vary by program. Please refer to the program web page for specific requirements.

Additional Requirements for International Students

All items can be mailed, faxed or emailed to:

Canisius College
Graduate Admissions Office - Lyons Hall 120
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208

Fax - 716-888-3290

Email - 

Questions? Contact Us at 1-800-950-2505 or 1-716-888-2545


  • Applications are processed on a rolling basis, with the exception of Anthrozoology and College Student Personnel

  • We recommend submitting all application materials 30 days prior to the start date for the term you wish to begin.

  • Earlier application is encouraged for international students, including Canadians, in order to complete VISA requirements necessary prior to enrollment. 

If you have been an inactive student for two years or more, please complete a Re-admit Form.