How to Apply

Now that you have selected one of our top-notch programs, apply today and see for yourself how rewarding and affordable your educational journey can be.

Follow the steps below to complete the application process:

Step One: Find and Begin Online Application

Select the application associated with your program of choice. Each program's application requirements vary - please check the application requirements for your academic program. Once you begin an online application you will be able to save it for future editing and submission.

Step Two: Gather Transcripts and Supporting Documents

Transcripts: Upload unofficial transcripts from all previous post-secondary institutions attended. Applicants who are currently enrolled, have studied at, or graduated from UB do not need to request an official UB transcript. 

Official Test Scores:
GRE and TOEFL: Use Institution Code 2925
MAT: Use Recipient Number 1514
IELTS and PTE: Select "University at Buffalo, The State University of New York"

Letters of Recommendation: If your program requires letters of recommendation, you will be asked to provide email addresses for each individual providing a recommendation. Please note that your recommenders will receive the electronic request to provide a letter only after you have formally submitted the application.

Program specific requirements: Check your specific degree program to see if there are additional requirements.

Former Maiden Name: Please be sure to provide us with your former/maiden name if you have one. When requesting transcripts, please ask the sending institution to indicate your current name and former/maiden name.

Step Three: Submit Online Application & Supporting Documents

Once you have completed the online application and uploaded all of the required supporting documents (transcripts, personal statement, test scores, etc.) please submit your application for formal review.

Step Four: Pay Application Fee

Once you have formally submitted your application you will be redirected to our Epay system and prompted to submit a non-refundable application fee. 

Ready for review

Once you have completed and submitted your online application, a member of the graduate admission staff will review your file to confirm that all required materials have been received.

Step Five: Receive Admission Decision

Throughout the admission process you can log in and check your application status. Faculty members in each department evaluate completed applications and make admission decisions. You will be notified whether or not you have been offered admission; if you are offered admission, your notification will generally include information regarding any associated offer of financial assistance or support.

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