State University of New York at Buffalo - International Center for Studies in Creativity


State University of New York at Buffalo, commonly known as the University at Buffalo or (UB), is a public research university which has multiple campuses located in Buffalo and Amherst, New York, USA. Offering 84 bachelor's, 184 master's and 78 doctoral degrees, it is the largest of the four comprehensive university centers within the State University of New York (SUNY) system.[6] From its inception until 1962, the private school was known as the University of Buffalo. Once it became a state university, the name was changed, but many Alumni still refer to it by the former name.

According to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the University at Buffalo is a Research University with Very High Research Activity (RU/VH). Buffalo was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1989. UB's alumni and faculty have produced a President of the United States, astronauts, Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, and other notable individuals in their fields.

International Center for Studies in Creativity

Creativity, creative problem solving, and change leadership all play a major role in today's workplace. Professional success is linked to the ability to master creativity, to operate as a creative problem solver, and to lead change.

Buffalo State is the only institution of higher education in the world that offers a master of science degree in creativity studies.

Since 1967, we have trained students, groups, teams, and organizations to become more effective creative thinkers and problem solvers and to instill these skills in others. As the first school to offer a master of science degree in creativity, we have achieved an international reputation for scholarly research and teaching that focuses on developing creativity, leadership, decision-making and problem solving skills.

We strive to develop and nurture critical life skills in our students. The methods we teach are applied successfully to educational, business, and industrial settings.

The International Center for Studies in Creativity (ICSC) at Buffalo State credentials creativity utilizing a diverse menu of programs that cultivates skills in creative thinking, innovative leadership practices, and problem-solving techniques. 

ICSC, through the process of creative thought, enhances an individual's ability to imagine new ideas by learning to envision that which cannot be immediately seen.


The Center offers a number of workshops that package aspects of the graduate curriculum for public audiences. These non-credit workshop experiences vary in length and focus on such topics as creative problem solving, small group facilitation, and creative approaches to leadership.

Since 1990, the ICSC has hosted a variety of conferences and workshops that provided students with the opportunity to network with the community, as well as to allow others to see "creativity in action."