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 nearly 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.
Information for Out-of-State Residents
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.
Complaint Resolution for Online Out-of-State Students
Students who reside outside of New York State and who are enrolled in online courses or programs at the University at Albany may submit a grievance to the New York State Education Department only after completing the complaint process established by UAlbany.
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:
Office of College and University Evaluation
New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234
Visit the NC-SARA website for more information on complaint resolution.
The University at Albany offers degree programs that lead to professional licensure in New York State. Students who intend to practice in another state should contact that state’s licensure entity to review all licensure and certification requirements imposed by the state(s) of their choice.