Graduate Admissions

A graduate degree from Canisius University takes you further. The Office of Graduate Admissions can help you get there. The graduate student experience at Canisius is built around you, and it starts with the admissions process. Once you get in touch, you’ll be matched with a personal graduate admissions counselor who specializes in your area of interest, so you'll get all of the relevant information that you need and the one-on-one attention that you deserve.

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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

  • Fall: August 28
  • Spring: January 16


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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