Currently only offering Fall Admission

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

For Funding Consideration:

Due to the on-going Covid-19 crisis, PhD funding will be limited for Fall 2021-2022 admission.  The Department anticipates being unable to recruit new funded PhD students.  For this reason, please do not complete your application for a funded position, and do not pay the application fee.  We are sorry to bear such disappointing news.  We hope you consider resubmitting your application next year.

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.