Why Choose Us?

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Learn from world-class faculty. Conduct world-changing research. Prepare for a more fulfilling career. At UB, our flexible, nationally accredited programs make it easier for you to achieve your professional goals.

The Department of Library and Information Studies is devoted to educating library and informational professionals. We offer two master's degrees as well as an advanced graduate certificate for graduates who wish to upgrade their competencies or change their career direction.

Our faculty members are experts in their fields of study and are engaged in research that impacts and changes our communities.

With students from across the United States and 115 countries across the world in our online classes, our department is strengthened by the diversity of backgrounds and global perspectives represented.

Get a Valuable Education that is Affordable

As a public school in the SUNY system, the University at Buffalo has a worldwide reputation for excellence, but costs much less than private schools. In addition, the cost of living in Buffalo is well below the national average. Your dollar simply goes farther here.

In addition to working with faculty researchers throughout our department and UB, you will benefit from opportunities with our community research partners.  

As a graduate, you will be equipped to find professional employment in K–12 schools and in:

  • colleges and universities
  • government agencies
  • information-intensive organizations
  • law libraries
  • pre-K–12 school library media centers
  • public and private industry
  • traditional libraries

Enroll in Nationally Accredited Programs

The University at Buffalo is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

The Graduate School of Education's Department of Library and Information Studies offers programs accredited by the American Library Association.

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Be Part of Something Bigger

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A degree from UB is recognized around the world, earning you respect and creating unique opportunities. The University at Buffalo attracts world-class faculty and students like you, which build and enrich our strong academic community. With the highest quality top-ranked programs, as well as manageable costs and numerous scholarship opportunities, UB is an excellent investment in your future.