Apply to Our Program

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Whether you’ve had economic challenges, educational disadvantages or just want to feel better prepared and more confident, you can expect our curriculum to suit your needs.

Graduate Admissions During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We know you have questions about how the coronavirus (COVID-19) could impact your impending enrollment, especially if you are traveling to us.

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.

Deadline

Applications are considered for fall semester entry only. Your application must be submitted and supporting documentation received by April 1st.

Requirements

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 relevant experience
  • resume/CV

GRE or MCAT scores are not required to complete your application but may be helpful to the admissions committee if you choose to submit a score report.

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.

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.

English Proficiency Requirement

International applicants must present a valid TOEFL or IELTS score. It is university policy that test dates be no older than two years when students enter a program.

  • Institution code: R2925 (SUNY-University at Buffalo)
  • Department Code: 45

The minimum score that we accept is:

Internet-based TOEFL Test (iBT)
100
Paper-based TOEFL Test (PBT) 600
Computer-based TOEFL Test (CBT) 250
IELTS 7.5