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University at Buffalo, the State University of New York

Department of Educational Leadership and Policy

Buffalo, NY

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University at Buffalo, the State University of New York

Overview

University at Buffalo, the State University of New York / Department of Educational Leadership and Policy is located in Buffalo, NY, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Education (Ed D) Educational administration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Educational culture, policy and society
Master of Education (Ed M) Education studies
Master of Education (Ed M) Educational administration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Higher education administration
(Certificate) School district business leadership
Master of Arts (MA) Economics and education policy analysis
(Certificate) School building leadership
(Certificate) School district leadership
(Certificate) School business and human resource administration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Educational administration
Master of Education (Ed M) Higher education administration

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 45
Doctoral Degrees 4
Other Advanced Degrees 23

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test or MAT
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

153
Applied
115
Accepted
59
Enrolled
75%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 15th October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Interview, letters of reference
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test or MAT
Doctoral Degree Requirements Writing sample, letters of reference

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

190
Total Graduate Students
65%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
34%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.58%
Black or African American 12.11%
White or Caucasian 63%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.58%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 11.05%

Gender

Male (33%)
Female (66%)

Faculty

25
Total faculty
Full-time - 16
Part-time - 9
Male (9)
Female (16)

Research

Focus of faculty research: College access and choice, school leadership preparation and practice, public policy, curriculum and pedagogy, comparative and international education
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
637,951

Location & Contact

Address Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY  14260
United States
Contact Dr. Janina C. Brutt-Griffler
Chair
Email: bruttg@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-645-2471
Fax: 716-645-2481