Online Learning

The Graduate School of Education understands the need for flexibility in learning and is committed to online education by offering a wide variety of high-quality, fully online and blended programs. Coursework is delivered by the same high-quality faculty teaching in our physical classrooms. Explore our variety of online options and find the program that's right for you.

A to Z By Academic Credential

The programs below are available fully online. Check program pages for additional requirements.

Undergraduate Minors

  • 1/27/20
    Our information studies minor, open to all UB undergraduate students regardless of your major, offers you the opportunity to develop skills in digital literacy and information management. Digital literacy is, now more than ever, important in our everyday activities and in a wide range of careers across many fields. The minor focuses on the management, policy, security and learning potential of information. No matter which graduate program or career path you choose, information is at the core of what you will do. 


  • 9/1/20
    Our fully-accredited master's program in information and library science focuses on enabling you to seek professional employment in a wide range of information careers in the United States and around the world. Our program, accredited by the American Library Association, is offered fully online.
  • 9/9/20
    Our master's program in school librarianship, registered by the New York State Education Department, is authorized to recommend you for certification for the library media specialist, K–12 initial certificate. This fully online program focuses on preparing you to teach in a 21st century school library. All courses include the latest research-based, best practices occurring in the school library field. You will be exposed to strategies and techniques for teaching information literacy, based on new standards of practice as outlined in the Common Core Learning Standards and the Annual Professional Performance Review.


  • 9/29/20
    Are you interested in exploring research questions in information science? Are you considering moving into a faculty position in the field? Do you want to enhance your leadership experience in libraries? If you answer yes to any of these questions, our doctoral program in information science is your ticket to the next phase of your career. A PhD in information science will give you the opportunity to develop sophisticated quantitative and qualitative research skills to equip you to delve into the complex information problems facing humanity and contemporary organizations. As human interaction and cultural expression continue to be facilitated digitally, the workings of digital technologies, their impact and their uses need to be understood. Our doctoral degree in information science will provide the opportunity to study these issues in depth. The information field is changing rapidly, and offering myriad opportunities for future scholars of information science.

Advanced Certificates (AC)

  • 2/24/20
    Our advanced certificate in library and information science is for you if you have completed your master's degree in information and library science and want to upgrade your competencies or wish to change career directions. This program requires the completion of 18 credit hours of interdisciplinary study tailored to your academic needs and goals.