PhD Program


You may apply to our program through the interdisciplinary PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences (PPBS).

Admission via PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences (PPBS)

Apply online through our interdisciplinary PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences.


Your application must be completed and supporting documentation must be received by Jan. 10.


A bachelor’s degree is required to enter the program.

You must submit the following credentials to apply:

  • transcript(s) from every postsecondary institution you have attended
  • three letters of recommendation
  • a personal letter stating career objectives and research experience; research experience is highly desirable
  • resume/CV

Effective with the Fall 2019 admission cycle, we no longer require GRE scores of PPBS applicants.

Strong consideration is given to students who majored in chemistry, physics, mathematics, engineering, biology, biochemistry, pharmacy or psychology. Recommended undergraduate courses include general chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, physiology, physics and mathematics, including calculus and statistics.


The application fee is $85.

You may pay the fee when you apply online or pay it separately online.

Contact Us

For questions about admissions and academic advisement, please contact:

Halvorsen, Stanley

Stanley Halvorsen, PhD

Associate Professor

955 Main Street, Room 3214 Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-2651