We welcome your application and hope you can join our community of scholars.
To begin the application process, all applicants must complete and submit an online application.
The following supporting materials must be included as part of the online application:
Any student who accepts an offer of admission into the Department of Physics, and has not already done so, must submit their original academic transcript(s) and proof of degree(s). With questions about this requirement, please contact Sambandamurthy Ganapathy, director of Graduate Studies.
Please request three letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to your past academic accomplishments and potential for future achievement. These letters must be submitted electronically. Further instructions are included in the online application.
Please request a copy of official score reports from ETS (GRE & TOEFL exams) to be submitted electronically. The 2016-2017 University at Buffalo code is 2925.
In addition to the above materials, international applicants must also submit the following:
January 1: Students wishing to be considered for a Presidential Scholarship or Dean's Fellowship
February 1: General Admission
The Department of Physics will consider applications received after February 1, but the likelihood of financial assistance is greatly diminished.
Though applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application via the online form, in the event that this is not possible the following documents may be downloaded, completed, and submitted by post to:
Department of Physics
University at Buffalo
239 Fronczak Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1500
The graduate application fee is $75 U.S. (payable online or by check or money order made payable to the University at Buffalo). Applicants to MA or MS tracks who reside in New York State are eligible to apply for an application fee waiver, provided they have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 and meet the admissions deadlines.