St. Bonaventure has a long and proud history of providing quality graduate-level education. Our first master's degree programs were offered in the 1920s. Since then, we have grown to offer a variety of graduate level programs, available on our Olean campus and online.
Today, the university serves more than 400 graduate students through 18 master's degree and certificate programs offered by our School of Arts & Sciences, School of Business, School of Education, School of Health Professions, and the Jandoli School of Communication.
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Please use the links on this page to request information, explore specific academic programs and to learn more about admission and financial aid.
The School of Graduate Studies supports the mission, values and vision of St. Bonaventure University — a commitment reflected in the academic and values-based context of the university's graduate programs.
The quality of our programs is confirmed by outside agencies:
- The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) for entry-level programs in community counseling and school counseling.
- The School of Business is accredited by the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
- The Physician Assistant Studies program in the School of Health Professions as provisional accreditation from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant.
These endorsements confirm that St. Bonaventure's academic programs meet rigorous standards for curriculum, faculty credentials and learning resources.
Our students come from a diversity of backgrounds and undergraduate colleges. A partial list of "sending colleges" can be found at the bottom of this page.
Programs available in Olean and online
St. Bonaventure University graduate programs are offered on the main campus near Olean, N.Y., and online. Some include both online and on-campus options, others one or the other.
Olean-based classes are offered during the day or (mostly) at night, with spring, fall or summer session start dates.
Classes in fully online degree programs meet for a 7.5-week term, with two such sessions meeting in the traditional semester time frame. Students may take one course (part time) or two courses (full time) in each eight-week term.
Hybrid program offers online coursework
SBU's School Building Leader (SBL) and School District Leader (SDL) programs are offered on a "hybrid" basis. Each class meets 3-4 times per semester, on Saturdays, with the rest of the classwork completed online. Additionally, most of the coursework required for the MSED in Educational Leadership is offered via this format.
Click here for a list of graduate programs by location.