Admission to the PhD, MA or MS is available for Fall Semester only. Applicants who wish to apply to both the master's and doctoral program must submit separate applications.
All deadlines are for the following Fall Semester.
Domestic Applicants: May 1 (Rolling admissions for U.S. applicants continue until Aug. 15)
International Applicants: March 1
The PhD program admits approx. 9-14 students each fall. To be considered for funding, all PhD applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their completed application by Feb. 1.
Applications to the master's program are accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants may apply as much as one year in advance.
The master's program admits approx. 30-40 students each fall.
All international applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early to allow time for the Student Visa process. This process can take anywhere from one to four months, depending on the country of origin. Please submit applications materials as early as possible.
Applicants should apply to their degree of interest online. Further instructions will be included in the online application.
Applicants to either master's tracks who reside in New York State are eligible to apply for a Master's Application Fee Waiver courtesy of the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office, provided they have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 and meet the admissions deadlines.
|Exam||Minimum Required Score|
|IELTS||6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0)|
|PTE Academic||55 (no sub-section score below 50)|
|Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE)||Old scale: 60; New scale: 185|
|Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)||Old scale: 65; New scale: 185|
Exams must be taken within two years from the time an applicant wants to begin either the Master's or Phd program. (For example, applicants applying for Fall 2018 admission should submit scores no older than June 2016.) Exceptions or waivers are determined by the UB Graduate School. Students may also petition for a waiver based on previous scores. On test day, please make arrangements to submit official scores to the University at Buffalo. University at Buffalo code: 2925. Department of Economics code: 1801.