Currently only offering Fall Admission

  • Deadline for international students - May 1
  • Deadline for domestic students - May 1

For Funding Consideration:

The Department is offering enhanced PhD Fellowships starting in Fall 2020 in line with the University's new PhD Excellence Initiative. Highly competitive five-year packages will be available. Minimum stipends will be $20,000 plus tuition and fee waiver, reduced teaching loads, and no teaching duties in two of the five years. Students may also be eligible for consideration for a Presidential Fellowship or the Schomburg Fellowship Program. See below for more details.

The Department is no longer accepting applications for funding for the 2020-2021 academic year. Review of applications for the 2021-2022 academic year will begin on December 1st, 2020.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Marion Werner, Director of Graduate Studies, wernerm@buffalo.edu and/or Wendy Zitzka, Graduate Program Coordinator, wzitzka@buffalo.edu.

Arthur A. Schomburg Graduate Fellowship Program

These fellowships are available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are members of underrepresented minorities or who have overcome social, physical or economic disadvantages and who are entering a graduate degree program for the first time. Departments nominate candidates for these awards based on standard admissions criteria and are granted only for the degree that the student is pursuing at the time of application. Stipend: $20,000, plus tuition scholarship. For more information, please visit the College of Arts and Sciences webpage.

Presidential Fellowships

The UB Presidential Fellowship Program is aimed at enhancing UB’s competitiveness in recruiting 23 outstanding PhD students with a top-up amount of $7,500.00 above the new minimum stipend of $20,000. Minimum requirements and more information can be found here.
[Note: Dean’s fellowships are currently unavailable.]

It is a rule of the UB Graduate School that all foreign students who have been awarded Teaching or Research Assistantships must take the SPEAK test of English proficiency upon arriving on campus.