Graduate Application Information

For graduate application at UB geography:

Application Deadlines for Graduate Programs

Currently only offering Fall Admission

International students - March 1

Domestic students - May 1

 

For Funding Consideration:

    Decisions are made in February for the upcoming academic year and generally offered only to PhD students. Applications completed by January 10 will all be evaluated for funding opportunities.

Fellowship requirements

 

Application Materials

The following must be attached to all applications:

  • Three letters of recommendation (recommendors will receive instructions on electronic submission)
  • Transcripts for all previous college-level coursework
  • GRE score report - Institution Code 2925, Department Code 2203. (GMAT is also accepted)
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • TOEFL Score  - Institution Code 2925, Department code 70 (International students only)


International students who are admitted, and choose to accept our admission offer, will need to attach the following for I20 processing:

  • Copy of passport biographical page showing name, date of birth and photo
  • International Applicant Financial Form (download form) Select Standard Graduate form.
  • Bank statement showing appropriate funds as outlined on the financial form.

Application Requirements

GRE requirements:

There is no mandatory university minimum, but our department uses a guideline of 300 (combined verbal and quantitative) and 313 is required for funding consideration. Funding is generally only offered to PhD applicants.GRE information at: http://www.ets.org/gre

TOEFL requirements:

The University minimum is 79 iBT, however, our department generally desires a higher score. The TOEFL score must be dated within two years of the time the application.  We do not admit or conditionally admit students who do not meet these requirements. TOEFL information at: http://www.ets.org/toefl

GPA requirements:

2.9 Undergraduate GPA for admission to MA/MS

3.0 Undergraduate GPA for admission to Phd