The education informatics focus area is for you if you are interested in studying how information can be used to inform our knowledge of learning and education. You will develop the understanding and skills necessary to become leaders in applying information to address the needs of formal and informal learners. Our program prepares you to organize, analyze and disseminate information to facilitate educational and organizational objectives, as well as how to improve people's use of information.
This focus area is unique because it integrates expertise from our Department of Learning and Instruction, as well as our Department of Information Science.
As a student in this focus area, you will:
In addition, you can work with your academic advisors to create an individualized program of study within this focus area, based on your specific interests and needs.
|Degree granted||Master of Education (EdM)|
|Credits required for completion||32|
|Time to completion||3 to 6 full-time semesters|
|Course delivery||On campus and online hybrid|
|Career Opportunities|| |
Optional focus areas include:
|Application deadline||Priority Deadlines |
Fall: Feb. 1, then rolling
Spring: Nov. 1, then rolling
Sample Core Courses
Sample Elective Courses
Culminating Event (selected from the following)
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution is required.
Submit your completed online application, which includes:
Former/Maiden Name: Please provide us with your former/maiden name if you have one. When requesting transcripts, please ask the sending institution to indicate your current name and former/maiden name.
Admission Decision: The admissions decision will be communicated to you as soon as review is complete. The decision is based on a number of factors and is the result of a thorough and deliberate process. All decisions are final and cannot be appealed.
In order to be compliant with FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), we are prohibited from discussing the admissions decision with anyone other than you, the applicant.
In order to qualify for the in-state residency tuition rate, you are required to provide residency documentation indicating you have lived in New York State (NYS) 12 months prior to your semester start date.
If accepted, you will need to upload 3 documents to qualify for the in-state tuition rate. See Required Documents for Residency Application for more information.
All financial forms and supporting documentation with required signatures must be uploaded with your application, and must be dated within one year of your intended enrollment date.
If you are currently unable to take the IELTS, PTE or TOEFL tests because they are canceled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the University at Buffalo will accept the Duolingo English Test (DET) for proof of English proficiency. This test can be taken online, in your own home. More information can be found on the Graduate School’s website.
The TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition is a safe and convenient option for students who are unable to take the TOEFL iBT test at a test center due to public health concerns.
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