Saratoga Springs, NY

School Details

SUNY Empire State College was established in 1971 by the SUNY Board of Trustees and then-chancellor and future United States Commissioner of Education Ernest L. Boyer as a distinctive statewide SUNY institution focused on nontraditional teaching and learning, where college faculty mentors guide learners through designing an individual degree program within 12 broad areas. Further, the college continues its 40-year commitment to valuing learning gained from life and work experience and has a clear process for assessing and awarding credit for college-level learning gained through experience.

Empire State awards associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates. The Center for Distance Learning offers undergraduate online programs and the School for Graduate Studies awards graduate online programs.

Accreditation & Licensing

SUNY Empire State College is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

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Art & Liberal Arts

Advanced Certificate in American Studies Advanced Certificate in Heritage Preservation Advanced Certificate in Public History Advanced Certificate in Women's & Gender Studies


Advanced Certificate in Financial Management & Analysis Advanced Certificate in Global Brand Marketing Advanced Certificate in Global Finance & Investment Advanced Certificate in Human Resource Management Advanced Certificate in Innovation Management & Technology Transfer Advanced Certificate in Nonprofit Management Advanced Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship Bachelor of Science in Accounting Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management Bachelor of Science in Management Certificate in Business & Environmental Sustainability Master of Business Administration / Business Management Master of Science in Finance


Advanced Certificate in Emerging Media & Technology for the Arts Advanced Certificate in STEM Education & Emerging Technologies Advanced Certificate in Teaching & Learning with Emerging Technologies Master of Arts in Adult Learning Master of Arts in Learning & Emerging Technologies Master of Education in Teaching & Learning


Advanced Certificate in Healthcare Management Master of Business Administration / Healthcare Leadership


Master of Science in Nursing Administration Master of Science in Nursing Education

Psychology & Human Services

Associate of Arts / Associate of Science in Community & Human Services Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science in Community & Human Services Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Bachelor of Science in Addiction Studies