You may apply to our program directly through our department or via the interdisciplinary PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences.
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 to upload your documents.
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.
If you have a strong background or interest in biomedical informatics, apply for direct admission to our department.
Apply directly to our biomedical informatics PhD program online.
You must submit the following to apply:
GRE score reporting codes
Your bachelor’s degree grade point average must be a 3.0 or better.
We give preference to applicants who have completed courses in:
We invite highly qualified candidates to an in-person or online interview with a member of our admissions committee. We base our final decisions on the interview and the candidate’s application.
If you want to explore different disciplines (including biomedical informatics) before selecting one for your doctoral research, apply through the PPBS.
Your application must be completed and supporting documentation must be received by December 15.
A bachelor’s degree is required to enter the program.
You must submit the following credentials to apply:
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.
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.
For questions about admissions and academic advisement, please contact:
Division Chief, Biomedical Ontology
Department of Biomedical Informatics 77 Goodell street Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 881-8971