Admission to the program will require a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 15 credit hours of mathematics and/or economics, and at least one calculus course.
Students from all majors are encouraged to apply including, but not limited to: engineering, business administration, marketing, supply chain management, transportation, economics, geography, urban planning, etc.
Spring enrollment: Apply by October 1
Fall enrollment: Apply by February 15
We accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year, but encourage all prospective students to submit their applications by the deadlines noted above.
An admission committee, consisting of faculty members from the founding departments of the Stephen Still Institute (namely Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering and Operations Management and Strategy) will be formed.
Applications for admission are evaluated by the committee on the basis of criteria reflecting academic quality and probable success in advanced study. These criteria are:
All foreign students from non-English speaking countries are also required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination or the IELTS test of English proficiency. The test scores must be dated within two years of the requested date of admission. TOEFL scores cannot expire before the requested date of admission which is January for Spring Semester and August for Fall Semester admission. The following is a list of the accepted TOEFL and IELTS exam types and minimum scores for the University at Buffalo/State University of New York:
Exceptions to Admission Requirements
The committee will be responsible for evaluating the applicants’ background and credentials, and deciding whether an exception is to be granted and the grounds upon which such an exception is granted.
All applications and application materials are submitted electronically using the application management system. Please do not send any physical documents to our office.
Using the application management system, every applicant must submit the following:
You may start and return to the application at any time, you do not need to submit all components at once. Your application will not be reviewed until you have formally submitted, the application fee has been paid, and all supplemental materials are received.
International applicants will also be required to submit copies of their passport, Visa and I-20 if one has already been obtained, and financial documentation. These documents do not need to be submitted prior to applying, but if the department offers admission they must be submitted before the applicant can be formally approved.