Application Requirements

Application Procedure

Students are admitted into the program once a year for fall semester. The application deadline for fall admission is February 1.

The application for the program can be found online. All sections of the application must be completed before submission electronically. All supporting documents must be uploaded and attached to your online application. This includes unofficial copies of your transcripts and any other documents required for review. Please note that applications will be reviewed only when all of the above have been submitted. There may be a personal interview at the discretion of program faculty. The application cannot be revised after it has been submitted.

In addition to the online application, applicants must submit the following also by the application deadline:

  1. A $50 non-refundable application fee, submitted electronically through UB's ePayment system.
  2. Graduate Record Exam scores, including verbal, quantitative and writing sections.
  3. At least three letters of reference, including two from academics and one work related.On the application you will be asked to provide contact information about each individual providing you a recommendation. Please note that your recommenders will receive the electronic request to provide a recommendation letter only after you "formally submit" the application.
  4. Unofficial copies of transcripts from all post secondary institutions attended. Applicants who are currently at UB or have studied at or graduated from UB do not need to request an official UB transcript. GSE's Office of Admissions can download and print the transcript.

Former/Maiden Name: Note to all applicants, please be sure to provide us with your former/maiden name if you have one. When requesting transcripts, please ask the sending institution to indicate your current name and former/maiden name.

For questions regarding the application process please contact:

Ms. LuAnn Zak
Office of Graduate Admissions and Student Services
Graduate School of Education
University at Buffalo
366 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Telephone: (716) 645-2110
Fax: (716) 645-7937

School Counseling Advisory Board

The School Counseling Program is fortunate to have an active Advisory Board composed of counselors and administrators in Western New York. This group provides advice and counsel to the Program Director, and serves as an Admissions Committee (interviewing candidates and acting as a decision-making body).