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University at Buffalo, the State University of New York

Department of Learning and Instruction

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 Learning and Instruction is located in Buffalo, NY, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Special education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Foreign and second language education
(Advanced Certificate) Educational technology and new literacies
(Certificate) Physics education
Master of Education (Ed M) Chemistry education
Master of Education (Ed M) Physics education
Master of Education (Ed M) Childhood education
Master of Education (Ed M) Teaching English to speakers of other languages
(Advanced Certificate) Music learning theory
(Advanced Certificate) College teaching
(Certificate) Earth science education
(Certificate) Spanish education
(Certificate) Literacy teaching and learning
Master of Education (Ed M) English education
Master of Education (Ed M) Science and the public
(Certificate) Biology education
(Certificate) Chemistry education
(Certificate) Educational technology and new literacies
Master of Education (Ed M) Early childhood education
Master of Education (Ed M) Spanish education
Master of Education (Ed M) Social studies education
Master of Education (Ed M) Education studies
Master of Education (Ed M) Literacy education studies
(Certificate) English education
(Certificate) Gifted education
Master of Education (Ed M) Education and technology
Master of Education (Ed M) Early childhood education with bilingual extension
Master of Education (Ed M) German education
Master of Education (Ed M) English education studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Curriculum, instruction and the science of learning
(Advanced Certificate) Online education
(Certificate) Social studies education
(Certificate) French education
Master of Education (Ed M) Music education studies
(Certificate) Latin education
(Certificate) Mathematics education
Doctor of Education (Ed D) Elementary education
Master of Education (Ed M) Literacy specialist
Master of Education (Ed M) Childhood education with bilingual extension
Master of Education (Ed M) Latin education
Master of Education (Ed M) Earth science education
Master of Education (Ed M) English for speakers of other languages
Master of Education (Ed M) French education
(Certificate) Music education
(Certificate) German education
Master of Education (Ed M) Mathematics education
Master of Education (Ed M) Biology education
Master of Education (Ed M) Music education

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 100
Doctoral Degrees 26
Other Advanced Degrees 19

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test or MAT
Thesis Required
Research analysis exam, research experience

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

368
Applied
257
Accepted
179
Enrolled
70%

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 Letters of reference
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test or MAT
Doctoral Degree Requirements Interview, writing sample, letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 96
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 28
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

530
Total Graduate Students
7%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.64%
Black or African American 4.91%
White or Caucasian 66%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.57%
Asian 5.66%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0.57%
Unknown 11.7%

Gender

Male (30%)
Female (69%)

Faculty

72
Total faculty
Full-time - 31
Part-time - 41
Male (23)
Female (49)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Science assessment, foreign language teaching and learning, early learning, new literacies, gender and education
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
413,233

Location & Contact

Address Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY  14260
United States
Contact Dr. Julie Gorlewski
Department Chair
Email: jgorlews@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-645-2455
Fax: 716-645-3161

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