The DSA-MS program is recognized by Federal guidelines to allow for STEM qualified graduates with F-1 visa status to apply for an additional two year period of Optional Practical Training (OPT) in the United States, upon completion of the standard 12 month permit. For more information about STEM-OPT click here.
Both programs allow students to obtain a Master’s degree using elective courses from different disciplines.
Classes are all in person but are scheduled in the evening to accommodate students who also work full time.
If you are taking classes full time, 3 courses a semester, this program will take a year and a half. 3 semester plus 1 summer.
No! You can begin taking classes in Fall, Spring or Summer.
Our advisers will review your background to assess which course/s may be needed to prepare you for the program.
Our students come from many backgrounds, see more information here.
Get advice from stududents who don't have a computer science background here.
Yes. If you are missing pre-requisites, you may be accepted as a Pre-Major. Please contact us for more information.
Visit the How to Apply section for a complete overview of the Graduate School's application process.
Why are you a good fit / how will you improve the DSA program at Buffalo State.
No, the GRE in not required or recommended for admission.
PSM Programs are Master degree programs that connect academia and industry. These MS programs approved by the Commission on Affiliation of PSM Programs follow a specific protocol combining in depth training in a STEM field, professional business skill training, and internship projects conducted on site with our community business partners. These non-thesis MS programs lead to graduates with highly employable skills, career growth opportunities, and professional satisfaction.
Yes, this program meets the required criteria of PSM programs, and gained official Professional Science Master's affiliation in 2020.
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