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Shaped by its values of compassion, wisdom and integrity and lauded for its value — ranked No. 5 for Value in the North for 2022 by U.S. News & World Report — St. Bonaventure is a transformative community committed to academic excellence and civic engagement.

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Whatever your interest — business, education, arts & sciences, communication or health professions — our five academic schools offer varied and relevant programs that prepare you for meaningful and fulfilling careers.

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Our School of Graduate Studies offers master's and certificate programs in education, business, communication, and health professions.

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From an Honors Program that rewards and challenges high-achieving students to early assurance programs that enable qualified students to secure a seat in graduate and preprofessional programs, we offer a host of special programs aimed at addressing specific needs and interests.

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Sports Journalism

Top industry professionals guide our master's in sports journalism.

ESPN's NBA Insider Adrian "Woj" Wojnarowski, '91 (right) and New York Post lead sports columnist Mike Vaccaro, '89, at Vaccaro's induction onto the Jandoli School's Wall of Distinguished Graduates.
Online M.A. in Sports Journalism

News & Events
SBU’s Franciscan Institute provides yearlong formation in Franciscan mission to Midwest Health System Jun 9, 2023 | The Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University has completed a one-year program in Franciscan mission and leadership training for the Hospital Sisters Health System headquartered in Springfield, Illinois.
St. Bonaventure University’s School of Education approved for CAEP accreditation May 18, 2023 | The School of Education at St. Bonaventure University has received accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), an internationally recognized accrediting body that works to ensure excellence in education preparation programs.
Ayushi Jain and Caroline Rozanski named Ideal Bonaventure Students for the Class of 2023 May 14, 2023 | Two aspiring physicians – Ayushi Jain and Caroline Rozanski – have been named Ideal Bonaventure Students for the Class of 2023.
Fr. Dan Riley honored with doctorate at St. Bonaventure’s 163rd Commencement May 14, 2023 | Fr. Dan Riley, O.F.M., the charismatic face of St. Bonaventure for more than 50 years, received an honorary doctorate of humane letters at St. Bonaventure University’s 163rd Commencement Exercises Sunday, a day that saw more than 800 students receive bachelor’s or master’s degrees.
ROTC cadets commissioned as second lieutenants in ceremony at St. Bonaventure University May 13, 2023 | Graduating seniors who served as cadets in the U.S. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) at St. Bonaventure University were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army on Friday.
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    Take a one-hour campus tour and learn all about SBU from an Admissions counselor. Morning and afternoon sessions available. Some dates feature an academic presentation. 

    All upcoming sessions:

    • July 15: 9:45 a.m. or 1 p.m.; academic focus: DePerro School of Health Professions
    • July 22: 10:15 a.m. or 1:15 p.m.
    • Aug, 4: 9:45 a.m. or 1 p.m.; academic focus: School of Business
    • Aug. 12: 10:15 a.m. or 1:15 p.m.
    • Aug. 18: 9:45 a.m. or 1 p.m.; academic focus: School of Arts & Sciences (Sciences in the morning, Arts in the afternoon)

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