Why Choose the University at Buffalo/GSE Online

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Join the Online Revolution Today!

Become one of the 5.8 million students learning online in the U.S. by enrolling in one of the many online programs at the University at Buffalo, a top rated research university dedicated to academic excellence.  

GSE Online programs will offer you . . .

  • Small class sizes that create an excellent environment to establish relationships and allow time for professors to invest in the growth of their students.
  • A challenging curriculum that is identical to courses delivered on-campus.
  • An opportunity to learn in a broad forum.
  • An opportunity to work with students around the world who bring a diverse base of knowledge to each of our programs.

Ranked in the top 15 percent

The prestigious U.S. News and World Report has ranked the University at Buffalo’s Graduate School of Education in the top 15 percent of online graduate education programs for the past three years. Our online programs earned their rankings for:

  • Being a leader in student engagement and student services
  • Highly recognized faculty credentials and training
  • Admissions selectivity
  • Peer reputation

Interactive, collaborative and diverse

Our online programs attract students from all over the world who seek collaborative experiences with our full-time research faculty, seasoned practitioners and, equally important, each other.

Your experience begins here, but will extend beyond the classroom through a network of professionals and the rich interactive possibilities built into our flexible programs.

Is Online Learning Right For Me?

Online learning is perfect for students who:

  • are lifelong learners
  • like to learn independently
  • have good time management skills
  • enjoy collaborating with students from around the world
  • have at least ten hours a week to devote to each course                                   

Find out if you are ready for online learning by taking the Quick Quiz developed by OPEN SUNY or find out how you can become a more successful online student by completing the 30 minute SmarterMeasure Quiz.  The results from the SmarterMeasure Quiz will not only indicate the degree to which distance learning will be a good fit for you but will also help you prepare to be a successful online student.