Foreign and Second Language Education PhD

Graduate School of Education

Program Description

The Foreign and Second Language Education PhD program provides a comprehensive background in theory, practice and research, for those who aspire to academic appointments in colleges/universities, or leadership roles in school systems. Graduates of this program are prepared for research, teaching and administrative posts in colleges and universities, and for positions of educational leadership in the schools, or in state education departments. This programs consists of a minimum of 72 credit hours of study beyond the baccalaureate degree and culminates in a dissertation.

Program Contact

Renad Aref
366 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: 716-645-2110
Fax: 716-645-7937

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100% of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Credits Required

  • 72 Hours


  • 4 to 5+ Years

Application Fee

  • $50

Admission Tests**

  • GRE
  • MAT

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

** At least one of the admissions tests are required for admission. Test and score requirements/exceptions vary by program. Contact the department for details.