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An Inside Look

At Canisius our diverse programs will prepare you to face your professional career with confidence and experience.

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Graduate Programs

Business and Leadership
• Evening M.B.A.
• One-Year M.B.A.
• M.B.A. in Professional Accounting
• M.S. in Forensic Accounting
• M.S. in Communication and Leadership

Education, Counseling, and Higher Education
• Adolescence Education
• Childhood Education
• Clinical Mental Health Counseling
• College Student Personnel Administration
• Deaf Education
• Differentiated Instruction
• Education Leadership and Supervision
• Education Technologies and Emerging Media
• Literacy
• Physical Education
• School Counseling
• Special Education
• TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Sport and Health
• Anthrozoology
• Applied Nutrition
• Community and School Health
• Health and Human Performance
• Health Information Technology
• Respiratory Care
• Sport Administration

• Bilingual Education Extension
• Certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
• Education Technologies
• Educational Leadership
   - School Building Leader
   - School Building Leader/School District Leader

Our faculty are experts in their fields and have real-world experience. You’ll find classes and curricula designed to provide you with sought-after skills and practical applications. Whatever program you choose, you will have the opportunity for practicums and internships to build your résumé and prepare you to enter your field with confidence.

An M.B.A. your way
At Canisius we offer an accelerated one-year M.B.A., an M.B.A., and an M.B.A. in Professional Accounting. All of our M.B.A. programs are designed for any undergraduate major. So whether your undergraduate degree was in music, biology, history, or communications, a business degree can build your résumé and enhance your career. The Richard J. Wehle School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), a recognition that less than 5% of the world’s business schools attain.

#1 in accounting in New York State
Whether you want to become an accountant or specialize in forensic accounting, we have a top-ranked accounting program to meet your needs. You’ll receive the support and mentoring of our council on accountancy, have opportunities to intern at a Big Four firm, and be prepared to enter a career with excellent job opportunities.

Earn a degree with a competitive edge
The Master of Sport Administration program at Canisius is one of the select few U.S. master’s programs approved by the North American Society for Sport Management. Choose from specializations in professional sport, intercollegiate athletics, and sport event management. Alumni of our sport administration program work at the Buffalo Bills, the Buffalo Sabres, the NCAA, New Era Cap, and the New York Yankees. So when you graduate, you’ll join our network of alumni who will connect you with job opportunities in sport organizations and agencies across the nation.

Make your career, make a difference
The School of Education CAEP-accredited graduate programs are designed to help you become a transformational teacher. Whether you want to become a teacher or you have a bachelor’s in education, we offer master’s degrees to meet your needs. Earn your New York State teaching certification or add a master’s degree in literacy, TESOL, physical education, differentiated instruction, education tech, or special education. Our programs are New York State approved, and with seven master’s degrees fully online, you can experience a Canisius education from anywhere in the world.

Choose a career that changes lives
We bolster CACREP-accredited counseling programs to ensure your career makes a difference. Study clinical mental health counseling or school counseling, or choose to diversify your career options with a dual degree in both areas. No matter what you choose, you’ll be trained in the highest standards to provide compassionate care for every individual.

Love college? Make it your career
Our college student personnel program will prepare you for any aspect of collegiate administration, from residence life to career counseling to student affairs—real careers in exciting college environments. You’ll participate in two internships and attend two national conferences to build your professional network. This small cohort program only starts in the fall, so apply by February 1 to be eligible for assistantships, which can help pay for 80%–90% of your program.

“I have the job I have because I was trained in the best way possible. I was given opportunities to work with professionals that other programs do not offer. Canisius was the best choice I could have possibly made for myself when it comes to my career.”
— Sarah Brach
M.S. in Differentiated Instruction

“The great thing about the M.S.A. program is it gives you a wide variety of opportunities. Every course I took was relevant. I would not be where I am today in my career without Canisius.”
— Pat Mathews
M.S. in Sport Administration

“I’m often asked how I found a hidden number or little-known fact. . . . Accounting was so demanding and required great attention to detail. I took that learning with me and it shows up in my work and life.”
— Elias Farah
M.B.A. in Personal Accounting



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51 Graduate Programs Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
Communication Studies                
Community Counseling                
Community Health                
Early Childhood Education                
Education of the Deaf                
Education of the Gifted              
Educational Administration                
Educational Leadership              
Educational Technology              
Evening MBA Programs                
General MBA                
Health Informatics                
Health Sciences              
Higher Education                
Integrative Marketing                
Interpersonal Communication                
MBA - Accounting                
MBA - Finance                
MBA - Human Resources                
MBA - International Business                
MBA - Leadership                
MBA - Marketing                
Physical Education              
Reading & Literacy                
Rehabilitation Counseling                
School Counseling                
Secondary Education                
Special Education                
Sports Administration            
Student Affairs/Development                
Substance Abuse Counseling                
TESOL Education              
Teacher Certification                
Teaching Business                
Teaching English                
Teaching Foreign Language                
Teaching History                
Teaching Math                
Teaching Science                
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