Master’s Program

International Student Admissions

As one of the United States’ most global universities, the University at Buffalo is home to more than 4,500 students from 110 countries.

We value international students as members of our community and will provide outstanding support services for you and your dependent family members, if they accompany you to Buffalo.

Our resources that will help you succeed at UB include:

  • one of the best and most thorough international student orientation programs offered by any U.S. university
  • a mentoring program for new international students
  • world-class learning and research opportunities
  • many opportunities to be involved in campus life, including international and local clubs and activities

In addition to being an affordable, friendly and fun city, Buffalo welcomes and respects international students.

How to Apply

You can apply online. You'll need to submit scanned copies of all required supporting documents before your application will be reviewed. You may save and edit your application as you go.

Official documents will be required if you are offered admission.

Once your application is ready, you must formally submit it and upload your documents.

Check Your Status

You may log in at any time to check your status.

The online checklist is your best source about the status of your application during the review process; please check it frequently. 

You will receive an email when your admission decision is available in the portal.

Special Note for International Students

If you are applying from outside the United States, apply as early as possible to ensure time for application and visa processing.  Regardless of your program’s deadline, it is recommended that you apply at least 6-9 months prior to the term start date (depending on your country of origin).  Check with your program’s application coordinator for specific guidelines.

Requirements

Submit these credentials to apply:

  • a completed online application
  • official transcripts from each college or university you have attended full-time
  • GRE score report (dated Aug. 2011 or later) or an MCAT score report from AMCAS
  • three letters of recommendation
  • a personal statement describing your career goals, research and/or professional experience

GRE score reporting code

  • Institution code: R2925
  • Department code: 0224

International applicants must also submit their TOEFL or IELTS score (no older than two years). The minimum TOEFL score that we accept is:

Internet-based TOEFL Test (iBT) 79
Paper-based TOEFL Test (PBT) 550
Computer-based TOEFL Test (CBT) 213

The minimum IELTS band score we accept is:

IELTS 7.5

TOEFL score reporting codes

  • Institution code: R2925
  • Department code: 45

Eligibility

You must have a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent to enter the program. Admission is based on:

  • academic performance, including a grade point average of B (3.0) or better
  • examination scores: GRE or MCAT (and, for international students, TOEFL or IELTS score)
  • letters of recommendation

We give preference to students who have completed courses in one more more of the following subjects:

  • computer sciences or programming
  • biology and/or other health sciences
  • mathematics (through calculus)
  • statistical analysis

Deadline

We admit students on a rolling deadline.

Interviews

We will notify you if you have been selected for an interview. We will interview candidates in person or online.

Fees

Once you submit your application online for formal review, you will be provided with a link to our online payment system, where you can pay the application fee.