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University at Buffalo, the State University of New York

Department of Library and Information Studies

Buffalo, NY

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University at Buffalo, the State University of New York

Overview

University at Buffalo, the State University of New York / Department of Library and Information Studies is located in Buffalo, NY.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Information and library science
Master of Science (MS) School librarianship
(Certificate) Library and information studies

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 62
Other Advanced Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Optional
Other Advanced Degrees Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

117
Applied
107
Accepted
73
Enrolled
91%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline April 1st April 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 15th October 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

204
Total Graduate Students
79%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
20%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American 2.45%
White or Caucasian 77%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.98%
Asian 1.96%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 15.69%

Gender

Male (20%)
Female (79%)

Faculty

17
Total faculty
Full-time - 9
Part-time - 8
Male (5)
Female (12)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Information-seeking behavior, thesauri, impact of technology, questioning behaviors, educational informatics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
56,553

Location & Contact

Address Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY  14260
United States
Contact Dr. Heidi Julien
Chair
Email: heidijul@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-645-1474
Fax: 716-645-3775