University at Buffalo Online

The University at Buffalo was established in 1846 by U.S. President Millard Fillmore. The school has a rich history as an independent institution, but became part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system in 1962. Currently, the university serves more than 28,000 students a year through campuses in Buffalo and Amherst, N.Y., making it the largest public university in the northeastern United States. Bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees are available through more than 300 different programs. Alumni of the University at Buffalo include astronauts, Pulitzer Prize winners, Nobel laureates, professional athletes, and high-level executives.

Programs Offered

The University at Buffalo’s Graduate School of Education has offered fully online degree programs since 2001. Today, they offer master’s degree programs in library and information science, rehabilitation counseling, and science and the public. In addition, they offer advanced certificates in gifted education and educational technologies. All online classes are taught by award-winning faculty and attract a diverse, experienced group of student-practitioners. Interested students can attend one of the virtual information sessions offered on the school’s website. This will allow students to get a feel for the online classroom and receive more information about applying. To maintain a high quality in their online programs, the university limits enrollment to 24 students per online program.


The University at Buffalo is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. In addition, the school has received specialized accreditation for specific programs from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, the American Bar Association, the American Dental Association, the American Occupational Therapy Association, the American Physical Therapy Association, the American Psychological Association, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the Council on Education for Public Health, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, among others. As an accredited institution, eligible students may apply for federal financial aid.


Students interested in applying to the University at Buffalo’s Graduate School of Education must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited undergraduate school. In addition, specific programs may have their own eligibility requirements. Some programs may accept applicants for both fall and spring semesters, while others may only allow students to begin the program in the fall. All applications are available online; however, students may only apply to one program at a time. Students will be required to mail all supporting documents to the admissions office in order to be considered.

Admissions Contact

University at Buffalo Online
Graduate School of Education
Office of Graduate Admissions and Student Services
366 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1000
(716) 645-2110

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