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 Information Science 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.

Benefit from a Global Community

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 further 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:

  • 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 Information Science offers programs accredited by the American Library Association.

Be Part of Something Bigger

  • Why Choose Us?
    You’re searching for an exceptional graduate education that will result in the credential and skills you need to take the next step in your academic and professional career. A degree from a top-ranking school like the University at Buffalo will give you just that—as well as plenty of recognition, respect and opportunity.