Library & Information Science

Advanced Certificate

University at Buffalo

  • Delivery Mode
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    18
  • Degree Level
    Advanced Certificate
  • Contact Us
    800-342-3811

Earn your advanced certificate degree online

You will earn the same diploma as our on-campus students
This program is for those who have completed the MS in Information and Library Science degree and want to upgrade their competencies or wish to change career directions. A program of study can be tailored to your individual needs and career goals with the help of a faculty advisor. Examples of possible options:   A specialization in information technology A specialization in advanced management A public librarian completing requirements for certification as a school library media specialist A school media specialist retraining as a special librarian A generalist approach-update knowledge and competencies in more than one specific area
What's a advanced certificate?
Advanced, or graduate, certificates are designed to provide focused study to support a particular career interest. They vary in number of credits and typically require students to have a bachelor’s degree.
  • What's it like to earn this degree online?

    Let's put your mind at ease about online learning
  • 100% Online
    This program is presented 100% online. You will not be expected to attend any classes on campus.
  • Classes on your schedule
    Courses are semester based and classwork can be completed around your work and family commitments. There is no set time where you are required to log in to attend class.
  • Same faculty as on-campus
    The faculty that teach online classes are the same faculty that students learn from on-campus.
  • Learn by doing
    Participate in field experiments such as internships, clinical placements, and service learning to apply your academic knowledge in the world.
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How do I apply?

Follow these steps to start your application
  1. Go to the online application
  2. Create an account
  3. Complete the forms or save for later
  4. Pay the application fee
  5. Submit any supplemental materials, if required
  6. Send in your academic records
  7. Apply Now

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