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.
Offered at Olean Campus
Offered at Buffalo Center
|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). Hybrid format, limited class meetings and online coursework. |
| OC & BC ||MSED - Counselor Education (Community Mental Health) |
| 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 |
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.
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.