As one of the United States’ most global universities, the University at Buffalo is home to more than 4,500 students from 110 countries.
We value international students as members of our community and will provide outstanding support services for you and your dependent family members, if they accompany you to Buffalo.
Our resources that will help you succeed at UB include:
In addition to being an affordable, friendly and fun city, Buffalo welcomes and respects international students.
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.
We strongly recommend that you identify a faculty member whose lab you are interested in before applying to our program. Click here to learn more about our participating faculty.
The following credentials are required for application consideration:
Submission of GRE scores is now optional for all applicants to the Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics MS program. However, international applicants for the GGB MS program are strongly encouraged to submit GRE scores to be considered for admission.
GRE score reporting codes:
A bachelor’s degree is required to enter the program. Admission is based on:
Undergraduate preparation most suited to this program includes biology, biochemistry, genetics, bioinformatics, computational biology and computer science.
Ideally, MS candidates will have some background in both biology and computer science or mathematics. Either background area, with sufficient interest in the other, might be adequate.
Your application must be completed and official documentation should be filed no later than March 1st.
The program admissions committee will review your complete application and contact you directly.
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.
International applicants must present a valid English Language Proficiency test score. It is university policy that test dates be no older than two years when students enter a program.
The minimum score that we accept is:
|Internet-based TOEFL Test (iBT)||100|
|Paper-based TOEFL Test (PBT)||550|
|Computer-based TOEFL Test (CBT)||213|