University at Buffalo—​SUNY

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Ed.M. Science and the Public Advanced Certificate - Educational Technologies & New Literacies
M.S. Rehabilitation Counseling Advanced Certificate - Mental Health Counseling
Master of Library Science - Reference Collection Advanced Certificate - Rehabilitation Counseling
Master of Library Science - School Media Specialist Undergraduate Minor in Education
Advanced Certificate - Gifted Education
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

fully online; asynchronous; tenure track faculty; some site based experiences and internships; small classes; dedicated online student services; offering online programs since 2001

School type Public
Grad programs NCATE accredited No
Grad programs TEAC accredited Yes
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Advanced degree programs offered
Education Specialist N/A
Ph.D. N/A
Ed.D. N/A
Online master's in education degree programs 9
Concentrations offered
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Special Education and Teaching
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
Categories of study offered to master's students
Teaching track Yes
Counseling/Psychology track Yes
Administration track N/A
Research/Policy track Yes

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 70


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 15 full-time; 32 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 47% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 12
Average experience teaching online courses 4 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 7 full-time; 3 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 16
Maximum class size 19

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus students No face-to-face students
Students enroll as online students Online and on-campus students are in separate courses
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students All


One-year retention rates N/A


Graduation rates N/A
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.0 years
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree 5 years

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