Graduate Application Information

Use the link to access our online application system. You should begin by creating an account. Once created, you will be promoted to choose an application, select your term year and program. Please read the directions on your College of Arts and Sciences application carefully. Returning users can use this link to log in to their existing application(s).

Application Deadlines for Graduate Programs

Currently only offering Fall Admission

International students - March 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 $20,800 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.

Review of applications will begin December 1st, 2019 until positions are filled. Candidates are strongly advised to complete their applications before this date.

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: $20,800, 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 $20,800. Minimum requirements and more information can be found here.
[Note: Dean’s fellowships are currently unavailable.]

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 Ph.D