English/School Librarianship, BA/MS

Our combined degree program will provide English students the ability to bridge interests in literature with a profession in education. Students will complement undergraduate English studies with focused graduate coursework in school librarianship, preparing them to secure New York State certified K-12 teacher librarian credentials for work in a school library setting. This combined degree program enables students to complete two degrees in less time, saving valuable dollars and getting them into the workforce sooner.

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Why English and School Librarianship at UB?

The features of our program include:

  • accreditation by the American Library Association, which makes your degree more valuable
  • complete a bachelors and masters degree in five years rather than the traditional six and save valuable time and money.
  • a BA in English and MS in School Librarianship forms an ideal and
    innovative partnership that makes graduates very marketable in an education or other library setting. 

Program Overview

Academic credential granted Bachelor of Science (BS) and a Master of Science (MS)
Credits required for completion 138
Time to completion 5 years or 10 full-time semesters
Course delivery On campus, online

School librarian


Other careers may include:

  • public librarian
  • academic teaching librarian
Application deadline

Early action Deadline: Nov. 15
Scholarship consideration: Dec. 15
Regular decision: Feb. 1


Students can continue to submit an application for fall consideration until capacity is reached.

Important Fall Dates

See dates for open house, orientation, test submissions, tuition deposit deadlines and more.

  Important fall dates for incoming freshman

University Computing Standards

You are required to have daily access to a reliable broadband connection and a computer that meets university computing standards. You are also expected to have basic computer competency before beginning your coursework.