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The Department of Chemistry offers several degree options for graduate students: Master's-level students may pursue an MA in Chemistry or MS in Medicinal Chemistry. Doctoral-level students may pursue a PhD in Chemistry or PhD in Medicinal Chemistry. Undergraduate students are eligible for the combined BS/MS in Medicinal Chemistry.
The University at Buffalo requires a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent for admission. Applicants should also demonstrate aptitude in the physical sciences and mathematics, as evidenced by their undergraduate transcripts.
January 15: Priority deadline for all applicants who wish to be considered for departmental, College and University assistantships, fellowships and scholarships.
The department continues reviewing applications after the priority deadline until all positions are filled. In general, acceptance letters are sent to qualified applicants from February to April.
Students who wish to pursue a PhD, MA or MS degree in the Department of Chemistry must submit an online application via the GrAdMIT system:
The following supporting materials must be included as part of the online application. Please carefully read the instructions on the online application for further details.
After an application has been submitted for formal review, applicants can view their application along with their supporting documents online by logging back into their application. For questions regarding how to access your online application, please visit the Graduate School.
UB requires international applicants to take the TOEFL or IELTS exam. In addition to the above application materials, international applicants must also submit the following:
A TOEFL paper score of at least 550 or an iBT score of at least 90 with Speak Sections above 24 is required for standard admission. Most of the accepted international students would have obtained a paper TOEFL score of at least 600 or an iBT score of 100.
TOEFL Standard Admission Minima for UB:
TOEFL Conditional Admissions Minima for UB:
Note: IELTS Score of 6.5 or above can also be accepted in lieu of TOEFL
The graduate application fee is $75 U.S. (payable online or by check or money order made payable to the University at Buffalo). After you formally submit your application, you will receive an email with additional instructions for submitting your payment. Currently, UB accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
Master's Applicant Fee Waiver
Applicants to master's-level tracks who reside in New York State are eligible to apply for an 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.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the application process.