Master’s Program

Admissions

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.

Requirements

Submit these credentials to apply:

  • a completed application form
  • official transcripts from each college or university you have attended
  • GRE score report
  • three letters of recommendation
  • a personal statement of interest

GRE score reporting codes

  • Institution code: R2925
  • Department codes: microbiology – 0212; immunology - 0608

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 (and TOEFL for international students)
  • letters of recommendation
  • research experience

You should have a thorough preparation in biology, chemistry and physics.

Deadline

We only admit students for the fall semester. Offers of admission are made on a rolling basis.

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.

Contacts

MS Program Director

Blader, Ira

Ira Blader, PhD

Professor

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 955 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: 716-829-5809

Email: iblader@buffalo.edu

Graduate Program Administrator

Elizabeth Haremza

Senior Staff Assistant

Microbiology And Immunology

955 Main Street, Suite 5102 B, Buffalo, NY 14203-1121

Phone: (716) 829-2993

Email: haremzae@buffalo.edu