The Economics department is accepting Masters and PhD applications for Fall 2023. We encourage all interested students to apply. PhD applicants should complete their application by January 3 to receive full consideration for UB scholarships. PhD applications submitted after February 1 may not be considered for funding.
The incoming PhD stipend will be at least $20,000 for our departmental funded students.
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.
MS, a STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) program (36 credits):
MA program (30 credits):
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 offers admission with funding to approximately 5-10 students each fall. To receive full consideration for UB scholarships including Presidential Fellowships, PhD applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their completed application by January 3.
To be considered for departmental funding, PhD applications should be completed no later than February 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. 20-30 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.
Use the button below to begin your application. You will be redirected to create an account, start an application, and then choose your program. Returning users can use this link to log in to their existing application(s).
|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.