Application Requirements

Thank you for your interest in applying to our Advanced Graduate Certificate program in Educational Technologies & New Literacies. We encourage you to apply today as our program is limited to 24 students. Students accepted after all spots are filled will be placed on a waiting list and will be formally admitted to the program when a space becomes available. Students are accepted into the program and may start coursework in either the fall or spring semester.

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and must submit:

  • Transcripts of previous academic work*. Applicants who are currently at UB or have studied at or graduated from UB do not need to request an official UB transcript. GSE's Office of Admissions can download and print the transcript.
  • A personal statement addressing the applicant’s professional goals
  • A $50 non-refundable application fee, submitted electronically through UB's ePayment system.

International students also need to provide the following pieces of information:

  • TOEFL score report (must not be more than two years old from the time you begin classes) with a minimum of 213 for a computer based test, 550 for a paper based test and 79 Internet based test (institution code: 2925); IELTS minimum score of 6.5(with no subsection score below 6.0)
  • Passport Biographical Page- A copy of the applicant’s passport biographical page is required (the page that shows the holder’s full name, date of birth, nationality, etc.) in order to prepare the U.S. immigration I-20 form based on spellings and dates in the passport.
  • All financial forms and supporting documentation must be uploaded to your application with required signatures, and must be dated within one year of the time you intend to enroll at UB. No action will be taken on dossiers of applicants who indicate no financial support. International graduate applicants must document their ability to pay for all costs incurred while studying in the U.S. Please use the standard graduate financial form at this link:
  • An official bank statement translated into U.S. dollars and/or letters of support.

*Former/Maiden Name

Note to all applicants, please be sure to 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.

Application Deadline

You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as we have a limited number of spaces available. Our deadline for applications is February 1st, however, if you submit your application before the deadline you may be notified of your status earlier. Once spaces are filled, the remaining applicants who are accepted into the program will be placed on a waiting list.

Affirmative Action

The program is committed to seeking and supporting the efforts of qualified individuals with disabilities or who are minorities wishing to enter the field of librarianship. No person, in whatever relationship with the University at Buffalo – SUNY, shall be subject to discrimination on the basis of age, belief, color, disability, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, or military veteran status.

Financial Aid

Sources of support and student loans may be available through the University Office of Financial Aid:

  • Phone: 716-645-2450
  • Toll Free: 1-866-838-7257


For questions related to the program, please contact Professor Suzanne Miller,

For questions related to the application requirements, please contact