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Office of Graduate Admissions
P.O. Box 2520
St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, N.Y. 14778
Phone: (716) 375-2021 
Toll-Free: (800) 462-5050
Fax: (716) 375-4015
gradsch@sbu.edu

Buffalo Center

5200 South Park Avenue
Hilbert College Campus
Hamburg, N.Y.
Phone: (716) 646-1500
Fax: (716) 646-1825

Main Office located in the McGrath Library Building
Tues. - Thurs.: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Closed on Sunday & Monday
Hilbert's Franciscan Hall

Programs & Locations

St. Bonaventure University's School of Graduate Studies offers graduate degree and certificate programs in business, education, communications and English at our main campus in Olean and through the weekend program at our Buffalo Center at Hilbert College in Hamburg (pictured above), where you can earn your master's in two years or less. The programs are noted by location below.

OC
Offered at Olean Campus 
BC
Offered at Buffalo Center
ON
Offered Online

School of Business 
   OC & BC MBA - General Business
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
   OC, BC & ON MA - Integrated Marketing Communications (classroom based or online)
   ON MA - Strategic Leadership (online only)
School of Franciscan Studies - Summers only
   OC Non-matriculating study (coursework for credit, but not enrolled in a degree program)
   OC  Audit (coursework taken but not for credit) 
School of Arts & Sciences 
   OC MA - English
School Education
   OC & BC SED - Educational Leadership (includes SBL certificate - see below)
   OC & BC MSED - Counselor Education (CMH*)
   OC & BC MSED - Counselor Education (SCHOOL)
   OC & BC MSED - Counselor Education (Rehabilitation)
   OC & BC MSED - Literacy (Reading) B-6
   OC & BC MSED - Literacy (Reading) 5-12
   OC & BC MSED - Differentiated Instruction
   OC & BC MSED - Differentiated Instruction - Students with Disabilities
   OC MSED - Adolescence Education (7-12 Initial Certification)
   OC & BC Certification - School District Leader (hybrid format w/significant online component)
   OC & BC Certification - School Building Leader (hybrid format w/significant online component)
   OC & BC Adv. Certificate - School Counseling
   OC & BC Adv. Certificate - Differentiated Instruction
*Community Mental Health 

Aerial Shot Bonas

Olean Campus - Providing Quality Graduate Programs for more than 80 years

St. Bonaventure University, a Catholic university in the Franciscan tradition, is an independent, coeducational institu­tion offering undergraduate and graduate programs.

The St. Bonaventure campus in southwestern New York is spread over 500 acres in a valley surrounded by the Allegheny foothills. It is located on Route 417 between Olean and Allegany, about two miles from Exit 25 of the Southern Tier Expressway (I-86).

The university is acces­sible by car, bus and commercial airlines, which land in Buffalo and nearby Bradford, Pa. The mailing address is St. Bonaventure, N.Y. 14778.

History of the St. Bonaventure University Campus

St. Bonaventure College was provisionally chartered on March 1, 1875, by an act of the Regents of the State of New York, “For the instruction ... in the learned languages and in the liberal and useful arts and sciences.” In the 1920s, the college developed a full-time graduate program, which has continually expanded since. A per­manent charter of incorporation was grant­ed by the state in 1883, and in 1950, after nearly a cen­tury of operation, St. Bonaventure was granted university status by the Board of Regents.

Format

Most graduate classes at St. Bonaventure's main campus are offered in the evening. Education courses typically meet one day a week between Monday and Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. or from 7:15 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Business courses typically meet one day a week between Monday and Thursday after 5 p.m. Graduate courses in English, Franciscan Studies and business are sometimes held during the day. Please view the Course Schedule listing for specific class times.

St. Bonaventure in Buffalo - Serving the Buffalo area for 20 years

St. Bonaventure University offers master's degrees and certification programs at our Buffalo Center, located at 5200 South Park Ave. in Hamburg, N.Y., on the Hilbert College campus. The Buffalo Center is located minutes from the New York State Thruway and Route 219. 

Convenient Weekend Format 

Most* Buffalo Center programs are offered in a unique weekend format. Each course is taken in a five-weekend module, with students taking one course at a time. Classes are held on Friday from 6-9 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Pre-class pizza, provided by the Buffalo Center staff, is a weekly Friday evening tradition. Parking, textbook purchase and other logistics are all very student friendly. *Exceptions to the 5 week model are the literacy MSEd and the Educational Leadership programs (SBL, SDL, MSED).

Buffalo Center Facilities

Hilbert College library, bookstore, cafeteria, athletic facilities and computer lab are available to St. Bonaventure graduate students during the week, including evenings, and on weekends. There's even a computer lab directly linked to St. Bonaventure. Each student receives an SBU e-mail account and has access to the Internet. Note that there is no parking fee for SBU Buffalo Center students.

Fast Facts

Olean Campus
  • Full & Part-Time 
  • Mainly Evenings (Monday - Thursday)
  • Once A Week
  • Directions
Buffalo Center
  • Weekend Format
  • Five Weekends (Friday & Saturday)
  • Accelerated program completion
  • SBU Staff on site
  • New cohorts every August
  • MBA can start any five-week session
  • Directions
  • Great logisitics (e.g. free and close parking)
Online
  • MA Strategic Leadership
  • Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC)
  • Full & Part-Time
  • Dedicated success coach serves as 'concierge' for online students