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


Lauren Kicak MS'18

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
Phone: 716-888-2109
Areas of Specialty: Adolescence Education, Bilingual Education, Differentiated Instruction, Education Technologies, Educational Leadership, Literacy, Physical Education, Special Education, and TESOL.

About: Lauren has a bachelor's in Childhood Education, and a master's in Literacy from SUNY Fredonia, as well as a master's in Sport Administration from Canisius. She has years of higher education experience in various positions including graduate studies, human resources, and institutional research. 


Mike Seaman MS '17

Graduate Admissions Counselor
Phone: 716-888-2207
Areas of Specialty: Anthrozoology, Data Analytics, MBA, Professional Accounting, Sport Administration, Sport Product Development.
About: Mike has a bachelors degree in Sport Management from Niagara University and a MS in Sport Administration from Canisius. He has worked in various roles in the sport industry including intercollegiate athletics and minor league baseball. 


Brandi Banks '13
Graduate Admissions Counselor
Phone: 716-888-2543
Areas of Specialty: Applied Nutrition, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Communication and Leadership, Community and School Health, Health and Human Performance, Health and Information Technology, Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration, Respiratory Care, School Counseling.
About: Brandi has a bachelors degree in Communication Studies from Canisius and a master's degree in Public Communication from Drexel University. She has worked in various roles in the communication and non-profit industries.



Office of Graduate Admissions

Regular Business Hours
Monday- Friday

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Summer (May-August) Business Hours

8:30 am- 4:30 pm



Appointments available outside of normal business hours by request. Please email to schedule an appointment.

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! 


Graduate Student Blog:

Want to share your graduate school experience? Become a contributor for the Canisius Graudate Student Blog. If you would like to join our blogging community, please email for more information.