Graduate Admissions

Canisius University Graduate Programs Take You Further

As a prospective graduate student, you’re interested in diving deeper, working harder and becoming your best, so you can make a greater impact. There’s no better place to achieve that than at Canisius. Here, you’ll receive a rigorous education that’s uniquely tailored to your past education, work experience and goals. You’ll get:

  • Personal attention from faculty experts with actual industry experience.
  • Highly ranked programs that feature top accreditations and partnerships.
  • Hands-on experiential training in real business and research settings. Opportunities to form important network connections at the highest levels.
  • A degree that carries in-demand professional certifications and qualifications.

Along the way, your education will be grounded in the skills and principles of true leadership, so you’ll be empowered and inspired to make a meaningful difference in your field.

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Graduate Programs

Follow our program categories below to find the program that's right for you. Benefit from Canisius' 3 major accreditations and vast network of over 40,000 alumni.

Allied Health
Becoming a Teacher

Both programs are CACREP-accredited and provide the coursework and field experience necessary to become a licensed practicioner in New York State. No prior counseling background is required to apply.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

School Counseling


  • Completed Application
  • Copies of Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume

Additional requirements such as recommendation letters vary by program.

Term Start Dates

  • Spring: January 16
  • Summer I: May 20
  • Summer II: July 1
  • Fall: August 26


When is the deadline to apply?
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis with the exception of some programs. Check the program page for deadlines.

How much is tuition?
Follow this link for a detailed breakdown of tuition and fees.

How do I submit transcripts?
You can upload copies to your application or send by email, mail, or fax to our office.

Where can I find my program code required for the NYS TEACH Website? 
Instructions on how to obtain your program code, and more information about applying for your certification or advanced certificate through NYSED can be found here.

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Contact Us 

Graduate Admissions Office
Canisius University
Science Hall
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208-1098
Phone: 716-888-2545
Text: 716-740-2938
Toll Free 1-800-950-2505
Fax: 716-888-3290

Regular Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30AM - 5:00PM


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