Master’s Program


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 to 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.


Submit these credentials to apply:

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


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: TOEFL for international students
  • letters of recommendation
  • research experience

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


We only admit students for the fall semester. We do not offer admission during the spring semester. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, beginning in early March. The application deadline for Fall admissions is May 1st.


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.


MS Program Director

Nicole Luke-Marshall.

Nicole Luke-Marshall

Instructional Support Specialist

Microbiology and Immunology

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences 955 Main Street, Suite 5207, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-2673


Graduate Program Administrator

Caroline Golach.

Caroline Golach

Senior Staff Assistant

Microbiology and Immunology

955 Main St. Room 5102B Buffalo, NY 14203-1121

Phone: (716) 829-2993