Informal Education and Interpretation Application Process

It is recognized that our applicants’ backgrounds and experiences vary greatly, and we value diversity in our student body.  Because of this, we accept/encourage applicants with previous bachelor’s degrees in any major discipline. Additionally, applicants are encouraged to include any information that they consider relevant with their applications. Submission of GRE scores and/or letters of recommendation is recommended, but not required.

Eligible students may enter our Informal Education and Interpretation program only in Fall semesters.  

If you are an international student applying to the program, please contact the admissions department prior to applying to determine your eligibility.

Applications are due June 1st, 2023.

Admissions Requirements

1. Complete our Free Online Application.

2. Provide transcripts from the institution you have, or will be receiving, your degree from - unofficial or in progress transcripts are acceptable to begin the admissions review process

  • Applicants with less than a 3.0 GPA will be evaluated on a case by case basis taking into consideration other criteria such as work experience, standardized test scores, letters of recommendation, or an interview.

3. GRE scores are not required for admission.  However if an applicant would like to include scores with their application they must send them directly from the testing service.

4. Submit additional information if desired.

5. Complete a program-specific essay. Essay can be attached to your online application.

Essay Prompt
Please explain how admissions in the Informal Education and Interpretation program will aid you in achieving your personal, scholarly, and professional goals.

Please send all application materials to:

Canisius College
Graduate Admission Office – Lyons Hall 120
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208