Are you looking for a meaningful career—one in which you can make a difference in the lives of other people? Earn a Master’s degree from the State University of New York; a degree that is recognized and respected around the world.

Our Program

The Master of Science in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration (HESAA) provides the theoretical background and practical experience for professional work in many higher education areas.

~Application Deadlines are November 1st for spring admissions and February 1st for Fall Admission~

Admission and Program Requirements


Our Faculty

Faculty members in the Higher Education Administration Department are distinguished scholars and teachers, engaged in research, with an extensive list of scholarly publications and awards.

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Our Graduates

The HESAA program has more than 1,500 graduates and 100 currently enrolled students. With more than 50,000 Buffalo State alumni living in the Buffalo-Niagara region, internship opportunities and professional connections abound for students.

Student and Alumni Award Winners

Alumni Survey Results 

Higher Education Administration

Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Avenue  •  Bacon Hall 214C
Buffalo, New York 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-3789 •  Fax: (716) 878-4856