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Currently only offering Fall Admission
International students - May 1
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.
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.
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.]
The following must be attached to all applications:
International students who are admitted, and choose to accept our admission offer, will need to attach the following for I20 processing:
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
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
2.9 Undergraduate GPA for admission to MA/MS
3.0 Undergraduate GPA for admission to Ph.D