Connect With Graduate Admissions

Applying to graduate school can raise questions, and talking it through with a qualified professional always helps. We are here to answer questions, show you the campus and much more. Connect with your program's admission counselor directly or contact the Office of Graduate Admissions to learn more.

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Meet Your Counselor

Nathan Cronk

Associate Director of International and Graduate Admissions
Phone: 716-888-2212
Area of Speciality: All International students, MBA, Professional Accounting, Forensic Accounting 




Lauren Kicak
Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
Phone: 716-888-2109
Areas of Specialty: Bilingual Education, Deaf Education, Differentiated Instruction, Educational Technologies, Literacy, Special Education, TESOL, Adolescence and Childhood Education, Educational Leadership.
About: Lauren has a bachelor's in Childhood Education, and a master's in Literacy from SUNY Fredonia. She has six years of higher education experience in various positions including graduate studies, human resources, advising, and institutional research. 


Sandra McKenna
Academic Program Director- Professional Studies
Phone: 716-888-8296
Areas of Specialty: Applied Nutrition, Community & School Health, Health & Human Performance, Respiratory Care, Health Information Technology
About: As a recent graduate of Canisius with a MS in College Student Personnel Administration, Sandy can relate to the adult learner and appreciate the value of a professional degree designed to further career opportunities. Sandy assists students through the application process, provides student advising, application review, and curriculum assessment in conjunction with individual program directors.

Bryan Sibbitts, MS '17
Graduate Admissions Counselor
Phone: 716-888-2543
Twitter: @bryansibbitts
Areas of Specialty: Counseling (Mental Health/School), Communication and Leadership, Physical Education (Initial/Online), Sport Administration, College Student Personnel Administration, Anthrozoology.
About: Bryan graduated from SUNY Fredonia in 2013 with a B.A. in Music Education, and graduated from Canisius with a MS in School Counseling. Other than serving as a Graduate Admissions Counselor, he also runs the Graduate Blog as well as helps manage social media within the Graduate Admissions department.

Office of Graduate Admissions

Regular Business Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:30 am - 7:00 pm

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Summer (May-August) Business Hours
8:30 am- 6:30 pm

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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


Location and Parking

The Graduate Admissions Office is located on the first floor of Lyons Hall. Visitor parking is available in Lyons Hall Lot 1. Additional parking is available in the Tower Lot. Directions to campus and a campus map may be found here.

Social Media:

Follow @CanisiusGrad on Twitter for the latest updates on campus visits, admissions deadlines and to learn more about graduate outcomes!