Why Choose Us?

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, who 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.


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The Graduate School of Education was established at the University at Buffalo in 1931. In 1989, UB was elected as a member of the Association of American Universities, which now comprises 62 research universities that continually advance society through education, research and discovery. Our faculty and students are involved in dynamic, collaborative and transformative research that impacts our local, national and global communities.

Online Learning

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online programs

We recognize the changing demands on students like you. Many are full-time professionals with families who need the flexibility to learn on their own time at their own pace. The Graduate School of Education provides an engaging online learning environment for students. Online students are a valued part of our community and have the opportunity and access to learn from tenure-track faculty. Tuition is affordable, especially for New York State residents.

Alumni Network

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A degree from the University at Buffalo can take you anywhere — just look at what our graduates have done. Our alumni stand apart in their fields. As a graduate of the Graduate School of Education, you will join a network of over 20,000 alumni who will welcome you everywhere. This network is an invaluable resource of successful professionals. Getting your foot in the door is easier when you know someone on the other side of it.

Program Choice

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Our four departments offers over 90 program opportunities resulting in advanced certificates, master's and doctoral degrees.  

  • 10 Doctoral Degree Programs
  • 67 Master's Degree Programs
  • 11 Advanced Certificate Programs
  • 1 Administrative Certificate Programs
  • 4 Undergraduate Minor Programs
  • 7 Program Accreditations

Get Hands-On, Real-World Experience

At the Graduate School of Education, we know the best way to learn is by doing. Getting experience through internships, student teaching, clinical experiences or research projects are crucial steps in making a difference in your field and within your communities. Our students gain this experience within our own research centers and institutes under the supervision of our world-class faculty. We are a community that strives together toward one goal: leaving the world a better place than we found it.

Students Dedicated to Local Communities

Through coursework, faculty mentoring, experiential learning and collaborative research, students like you develop a passion to affect change locally, nationally and globally. We encourage engagement in societal and community issues, and we support our students in ways that assist in their successful path forward.

Our students connect with each other, learn from each other and form inclusive, supportive communities. Students like you make a difference by solving real problems in their fields and the communities they serve.

World-Class Faculty

If you want to be the best, you have to learn from the best. Our distinguished faculty researchers, thought leaders and innovators came to Buffalo from around the world to mentor and teach students like you how to make the world a better place.

Our faculty pride themselves in applying knowledge that is based in theory and informed by research done in environments that promote examination of issues across boundaries. The experiences of our faculty help to instill an intellectual curiosity in students like you and encourage critical inquiry.