Graduate Admissions

Explore Our Graduate Programs

Advancing your education is one of the surest ways to put your career on the fast track. Here, you gain more than a degree. With programs that have earned the highest accreditations, expert faculty who offer mentoring and collaboration, and an extensive network of successful alumni who can help open doors in Western New York and beyond, it’s easy to see why Canisius is a smart investment in your future. 

What to Expect

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. We also understand the time, money and effort you're investing to advance your education, which is why we work closely with you to find the program that allows you to make your career goals a reality. 


Free online application

Additional items can be sent to:

Canisius College
Graduate Admissions Office - Lyons Hall 120
2001 Main Street 
Buffalo, NY 14208

Fax - 716-888-3290
Email - 

If you have been an inactive student for two years or more, please complete a Re-admit Form.


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 personal, professional or academic references. Letters are optional for some programs; refer to your program web page.

GRE or GMAT This requirement varies. Please refer to the program specific admission requirement pages in our graduate catalog.

Other requirements vary by program. Specifics can be found in the graduate catalog.

Important Dates and Info

Application Deadlines: Graduate applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications should be received at least 30 days prior to the start date for your first term.

Term Start Dates

Spring: January 16, 2018

Graduate Events
Join us for open houses, online information sessions and networking events. Here you'll learn more about our programs, hear from faculty and alumni who have benefited from our programs.

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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.


Alumni around the world


Canisius graduate students who report securing a new job or promotion after degree program

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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Considering an Online Program

If you’re considering a program that’s either hybrid or entirely online for the first time, you’re likely full of questions right now -- the most pressing probably being, How do online programs even work? Visit our guide to the application process, orientation, and course structure to learn about online education.

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