Biological Sciences MA

College of Arts and Sciences

Program Description

The special master’s program (SMP) is a graduate level post-baccalaureate, and has an 80 percent success rate in getting its graduates accepted into health-related programs. Students are paired with an advisor, and together they create a curriculum plan unique to the student’s goals. Students may register in courses, pursue a research project under the instruction of a faculty member outside of our department, and may complete the program in a timeline that suits their ability. The SMP is also valuable for students looking to explore career options across multiple disciplines, and those who want to try graduate research before committing to a program. 

Program Contact

Dr. David Hoekstra II
C554 Cooke Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: 716-645-4908

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100% of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Credits Required

  • 30 Hours


  • 1 Year

Application Fee

  • $75

Special Requirements

  • Effective immediately, the Biological Sciences MA program will not be requiring the submission of DAT, GRE, MCAT, or PCAT scoares as a part of the admissions process. However, propspective students are encouraged to consider submitting their test scoares if they think it will strenghten their application. 
  • UB undergraduates with a GPA greater than 3.2, have the GRE requirement waived.

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.