Future Students

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Who Is the Scientist You See Your Future Self to Be?

Biomedical research training is about discovery — scientific discovery and self-discovery. Our programs and mentors are prepared to be with you every step of the journey to your future. We invite you to explore our innovative curriculum, rigorous research training, and supportive and inclusive environment. 

At a Glance.

Our People

210 Graduate Students
19 Countries Represented
220 Research Faculty
12 Departments & Programs

Our Home

375 Million $ in Funding
2000 Occupants
628 Thousand Sq Ft
179K Sq Ft Research Lab

Our Reputation

#1 Public University in New York US News & World Report
#1 NYS Public University for Research & Development National Science Foundation
#4 Best Public University in Northeast Wall Street Journal
#31 Public University in the US US News & World Report

Put Your Passion Into Practice.

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With 14 master’s programs, an interdisciplinary doctoral program, a comprehensive MD-PhD program, and undergraduate research, you have more than options here — you have opportunity. 

From behavioral neuroscience to cancer biology to regenerative medicine, whatever biomedical science research you’re into, you’ll get to work closely and collaboratively with our world-renowned researchers.

Our Interdisciplinary Approach.

Buffalo’s grain silos tower over its inner harbor, and as the City of Buffalo finds new ways to repurpose those historic silos, here in the Jacobs School, we’re tearing silos down!  

Our interdisciplinary curricula, our graduate programs, and our collaborative faculty are all working to make sure that students receive broad foundational training no matter what degree is written on their diploma. Even in our specialized departments, there are opportunities to cross-train through coursework, workshops and collaboration. As biomedicine becomes broader and broader in scope, our programs adapt to provide students educational opportunities at the forefront and intersection of science and medicine. 

Academic Health Center

The University at Buffalo Academic Health Center brings together the talents of clinicians, educators and researchers to provide a superb research and educational environment to foster basic discovery in the biosciences, health-sciences translational research, preventive and interventional clinical trials, as well as superb clinical care. We train the next generation of health care practitioners.

Benefits

  • We are distinct and one of only a few that include the full complement of health schools.
  • We provide a unique environment by merging educational training, patient care, health-sciences translational research, and clinical trials.
  • We are committed to collaboration with our centralized location in downtown Buffalo at the new home of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

How Anthony A. Campagnari, PhD, and Mark Ehrensberger, PhD, collaborated across silos to develop an innovative device to treat infections on metallic implants.

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Information Sessions

Learn more about master’s, doctoral, and MD-PhD opportunities in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. This broad overview will introduce you to our programs and explain the benefits of completing your training in UB’s comprehensive and supportive Academic Health Center. 

Learn about the strengths and structure of our specific programs. Gain a better understanding of how to apply and the admissions review process. The faculty graduate director and application coordinator will be on hand to answer your questions.

Recorded Sessions

Missed a session? Check out our recorded sessions instead!

Virtual Tours

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Funding Your Education.

As a public school in the SUNY system, the University at Buffalo has a worldwide reputation for excellence but costs much less than private schools. Combine those accolades with the low cost of living in Western New York and funding opportunities, and your return on investment will prove hard to beat.

PPBS and MD-PhD students receive a full-tuition scholarship and stipend.

New for the 2021-22 Academic Year

As part of UB’s PhD Excellence Initiative, the university will support the cost of broad-based fees for doctoral students who are full time and fully funded, starting in the 2021-22 academic year. Covered fees include the comprehensive fee, academic excellence and success fee, student activity fee, and the international student fee, where applicable.

Read the June 11, 2021, UBNow article for additional information.

Getting Ready to Apply?

Applying to graduate, professional and research programs can be overwhelming! Let us help you. These tips will guide you as you decide which programs to apply to and ultimately complete your application.

PhD Master’s MD-PhD SURE

Is Our SURE Program Right for You?

Thinking a career in research may be right for you? The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience is focused on providing summer research experiences to prospective doctoral students who wish to explore full-time research over the summer during their undergraduate education. Our program offers a competitive stipend and will provide research training, career and professional development, and we help prepare students for graduate applications and interviews.

Preparing Your SURE Application

Resume/CV

Your CV is a quick way for programs to get to know you, so make sure that your resume tells a clean, clear story in a professional format. Have several people look this over, including mentors and your career services office.

Personal statement

You should include:

  • why you’re a good fit for the program, and why you want to attend
  • your academic and research experiences and strengths
  • significant accomplishments
  • what sets you apart from other applicants

Have several people look this over, including mentors and your school’s writing center.

Letters of recommendation

You will need two letters for our SURE program. Letter writers should be able to speak to your ability to succeed in a research program. Make sure you give them plenty of notice and follow up as necessary.

Transcripts

You will need to submit transcripts from all schools you have attended since high school.