Graduate Admissions

Graduate Open House: April 11th 5-7 PM

The graduate student experience at Canisius is built around you—starting with the admissions process. You'll be matched with a personal graduate admissions counselor who specializes in your area of interest, so you'll get the relevant information you need and the one-on-one attention you deserve. Learn more about the programs we offer.

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Free online application

Application Deadlines: For most graduate programs applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Program Application Deadlines:

Anthrozoology: February 1st

HESAA:February 1st (Applications submitted after February 1st will not be reviewed for assistanship day)

WNY Teacher Residency: March 15th

Term Start Dates

Summer I: May 20th

Summer II: July 1st

Fall: August 26th

 If you have been an inactive student for two years or more, and would like to return, you may use the same application and choose "ReAdmit" as your type of application.


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 professional or academic references. Letters are optional for MBA, Sport Administration and Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration. 

GRE or GMAT Test scores are not required by all programs.

Additional requirements vary by program. Click here to view the program specific admission requirement pages in our graduate catalog.

All admissions materials may be submitted as part of your online application or mailed to our office. 


Contact Us

Mailing Address:

Canisius College

Graduate Admissions Office

Lyons Hall 120

2001 Main Street

Buffalo, NY 14208-1098

Phone: 716-888-2545

Toll Free 1-800-950-2505

Fax: 716-888-3290




Excellence At Canisius

The Richard J. Wehle School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), a recognition that fewer than 5% of the world’s business schools attain. Our education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and our counseling programs are accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). In addition, we offer over 35 graduate and certificate programs, seven nationally ranked online programs, New York State’s top ranked program in accounting, and the region’s largest part-time MBA.


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Graduate Events

Join us and discover how Canisius can help you take the next step in your career. Open houses, online information sessions and events are scheduled each semester and offer you the opportunity to learn more about our programs, meet with faculty, current students and alumni.

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