Master’s Program

Admissions

You can apply to our master’s programs online. Your application will be forwarded to the department when you have completed the online application.

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.

After you have applied online, submit your official credentials to the program:

Halvorsen, Stanley

Stanley Halvorsen, PhD

Associate Professor

955 Main Street, Room 3214 Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-2651

Email: stanh@buffalo.edu

Requirements

Submit these credentials to apply:

  • a completed application form
  • official transcripts from each college or university you have attended as a full-time student*
  • GRE score report*
  • three letters of recommendation
  • a personal statement describing career goals and research experience; research experience is highly desirable

*We strongly recommended that you attach unofficial copies of transcript(s) and GRE scores to expedite the application process. Acceptances are provisional until we receive official documents. You will be notified if and when we request official materials.

GRE score reporting codes

  • Institution code: R2925
  • Department code: 0216

Note: The format of the GRE examination has changed as of Aug. 1, 2011. The scores in the new format range from 130 to 170. We will only accept scores from tests taken under the new format as well as scores from tests taken under the old format for up to two years after the test date.

Eligibility

A bachelor’s degree is required to enter the program. Admission is based on:

  • a grade point average of B (3.0) or better
  • examination scores
  • letters of recommendation
  • academic performance
  • research experience

Recommended undergraduate courses include general chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, physiology, physics and mathematics, including calculus and statistics.

Deadline

We only admit students for the fall semester. The application deadline is Feb. 14th. Your online application and all supplemental materials should be in the department by Feb. 14th. 

The department admissions committee will review your complete application and contact you directly.

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.

Application fee waivers are not generally granted, but categorical exceptions are made for certain applicants. See the Graduate School’s policy for more information.