Admissions Requirements - Education Leadership

Admissions Requirements

  • Free Online Application
  • Bachelor's Degree Transcript. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable to begin the admissions review process. Applicants for the Fall 2016 semester and beyond will be expected to have a 3.0 undergraduate GPA. Applicants with less than a 3.0 undergraduate GPA will undergo additional review.
  • Master's Degree Transcript. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable to begin the admissions review process. The official transcript must indicate the conferral of a Master's Degree from an accredited institution of higher education, with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
  • Submission of a Verification of Teaching/Pupil Personnel Experience Form (PDF) or NYS Professional Certification which requires three (3) years of successful full-time teaching and/or pupil personnel service experience such as a school counselor, in Prek-12 schools.
  • Submission of three (3) Recommendation Forms (PDF) or letters of recommendation from certified administrators who have supervised the applicant.
  • Applicants may be required to meet with the program director or his/her designee prior to admission.
  • Canadian and other international applicants must provide a completed Certification of Finances form.

Program Start Dates: New graduate students are admitted three times a year: Spring (January), Summer (May-June) and Fall (late August). There are no deadlines for applying. The College operates on a rolling admissions basis. 

  • We recommend submitting all application materials 30 days prior to the start date for the term the applicant wishes to begin.
  • Earlier application is encouraged for international students, including Canadians, in order to complete VISA requirements necessary prior to enrollment. 

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

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