An official score on the Graduate Record Exam is required. Effective Fall 2012, all PhD applicants must have taken the GRE within 5 years of application to a UB doctoral level program
A minimum of three letters is required from university faculty. The letters should address the applicant's potential for completing a course of advanced studies leading to the doctorate degree. It would be helpful if the letters address the following topics:
In order to evaluate the application, it is necessary to be familiar with the applicant's qualifications and experience. A current resume and a statement of educational and professional goals are required. Please include a section on your research interests.
Official university transcripts of all previous academic work should be sent to this department.
A fee of $75 is required prior to review of an application. After you formally submit your UB application, you willl receive an email with instructions oh how to pay the fee via ePay. Currently, UB accepts Vis, MasterCard and Discover.
Applications are due by January 1st. Applications received after January 1st will be considered if space in the program is available. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early to our UB graduate online application.
Graduate School rules and regulations can be found in the Graduate School Policies and Procedures: A Manual for Graduate Students and Advisors, which can be viewed on the Web at http://grad.buffalo.edu/study/progress/policylibrary.html