Graduate Programs Overview

University at Buffalo is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Buffalo, New York. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $14,238 for New York residents and $26,028 for other students in average.

It offers three hundreds fifty-five graduate programs: 170 Master's, 114 Doctorate, 71 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 2,296 students have been conferred Master's degree and 1,103 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameUniversity at Buffalo
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address12 Capen Hall, Buffalo, NY
Graduate School Students10,002 students
1,124 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$14,238
Student to Faculty13:1 (7.69%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 355 Graduate Programs
170 Master's, 71 Doctorate, 71 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at University at Buffalo with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For New York residents, the tuition & fees are $14,238 and $26,028 for non-New York residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $471 for New York residents and $963 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$471$963
Books & Supplies$1,202
Room & Board$14,136 (On-Campus) / $14,136 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,804 (On-Campus) / $2,804 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$32,380$44,170
Off-Campus Total$32,380$44,170
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

University at Buffalo offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 355 major areas - 174 Master's (4 online programs), 115 Doctorate (1 online programs), 73 Post-Master'(5 online programs). The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Legal Studies
English Language And Literature
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Library Science
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Human Services
Social Sciences
Transportation And Materials Moving
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 31,923 students enrolled in University at Buffalo including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 10,002 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 4,844 male and 5,158 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 6,361 full-time and 3,641 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 1,124 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 989 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students4,844
Women Students5,158
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students6,361
Part-time Students3,641
By race/ethnicity 4,692 White, 495 Black, and 811 Asian students are attending at University at Buffalo. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Two or more races160
405 students are younger than 22 and 777 students are older than 65. The school has 7,088 students aged between 22 and 30 and 1,732 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under405
40 & Over777
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At University at Buffalo, 1,124 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 989 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment10,002
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,124
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses989
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses7,889
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,124
New York Resident948
Other State In U.S.149
Outside of U.S.27

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