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University at Buffalo, the State University of New York

Department of Transnational Studies

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 Transnational Studies is located in Buffalo, NY, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Canadian studies
Master of Arts (MA) American studies
Master of Arts (MA) Global gender studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) American studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Global gender studies

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 7
Doctoral Degrees 15

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Other Advanced Degrees Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Optional

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

30
Applied
21
Accepted
9
Enrolled
70%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline August 28th June 15th Yes
Winter deadline February 1st February 1st No
Spring deadline January 28th November 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

71
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.82%
Black or African American 12.68%
White or Caucasian 38%
American Indian or Alaska Native 8.45%
Asian 12.68%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 25.35%

Gender

Male (40%)
Female (59%)

Faculty

19
Total faculty
Full-time - 16
Part-time - 3
Male (10)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Native American, intercultural and indigenous people's studies, border theory, cultural studies, American pop culture, feminist theory, construction of gender in society
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 1004 Clemens Hall
Buffalo, NY  14214
United States
Contact Dr. Cecil Foster
Chair
Email: cecilfos@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-645-0786
Fax: 716-645-5976

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