Earn Your Degree Online
Our online programs offer everything you have come to expect from the University at Albany with the convenience and flexibility that comes with studying online.
As an online student, you’ll be fully integrated into the academic fabric of your classes and develop strong connections with your instructors and peers.
Choose from over 30 online graduate degrees and certificates in our key professional program areas of education, information science and public health.
With a 20-year record of success in online education, we provide easy access to our top-tier academic programs and ensure that our students meet their career and personal goals.
The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) process allows the University at Albany to deliver our online programs in states outside New York.
SARA is a voluntary agreement among its member states and U.S. territories that establishes one set of national standards and regulations for offering postsecondary distance education courses and programs.
This agreement is administered by four regional educational compacts and overseen by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).
New York is a member of SARA and the University at Albany is an approved SARA institution. We adhere to the established SARA standards for offering online education among member states, districts and territories.
As a result, our online students benefit from expanded access to educational offerings, an enhanced quality of distance education and better resolution of any complaints.
If a student wishes to file a complaint relating to consumer protection laws offered under the terms and conditions of SARA, the University at Albany will ensure that all concerns and complaints of students are addressed fairly and are resolved promptly.
Student complaints related to matters covered by NC-SARA can be submitted using the General Student Complaint Form. Note: Grievances over academic grades or policies must be resolved within departments/schools.
If a student is unable to resolve a complaint through the proper institutional process, they may contact the New York State Education Department to file a complaint.
To read more about the student complaint process, please visit the NC-SARA website.
Please review the University at Albany's Mandatory Certification Disclosure.