Students wishing to receive full consideration for financial support from the Department of Geology (departmental scholarships, Teaching Assistantships, and Research Assistantships) are advised to submit their online application (including recommendation letters) by December 15 for the following fall semester and November 1 for the following spring semester.
Applications submitted after these deadlines are reviewed on a rolling basis. Please contact us if you have special circumstances. Applications received at any time are considered for financial support if funds are available.
For exceptional PhD applicants wishing to be considered for the UB Presidential Fellowship, application submission by December 1 is strongly recommended.
We are welcoming applications for the new MS in Computational Earth Science! It is taking a little longer to set up the online application, so if the system does not allow you to choose between the thesis and non-thesis track or upload the necessary documents listed below, please choose the Geological Science MS or the Geological Science MS Non-Thesis. In addition, indicate at the top of your Personal Statement “I wish to be considered for the MS in Computational Earth Science Program".
With questions about the graduate application process, please contact Sharon Hassett, Graduate Secretary.
We welcome your application to our department and hope you can join our community of scholars!
Incoming freshman or undergraduate transfer applicants who are interested in pursuing geoloigcal sciences study must first apply and be accepted to the University at Buffalo. All relevant information, including admissions criteria, the online application, dates and deadlines, and standardized test score requirements, can be found by visiting UB Undergraduate Admissions.
Current undergraduate students who are interested in majoring (Bachelor of Sciences or Bachelor of Arts) or minoring in geological sciences must complete and submit the Apply to Major Form.
All entering first-year students with an interest in the Geological Sciences degree will be listed as "approved" majors.
With questions about the undergraduate application process, please contact Alane Monell, departmental and undergraduate office assistant.