All Undergraduate Admissions are handled at the University level. Please visit http://admissions.buffalo.edu/ for information on applying to the University at Buffalo as an Undergraduate student.
For information about selecting Biomedical Engineering as your major you may visit the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences admissions site for more details.
All applications and application materials are submitted electronically using the University at Buffalo Application Management System. Please do not send any physical documents to our office.
For consideration for FALL admission, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit and complete their application prior to January 15th for full consideration of funding and fellowships. The FALL deadline to apply is April 1st for International Students requiring a visa and August 1st for Domestic Students. All materials must be received by this deadline. Our faculty will begin to review applications in early Spring and decisions may be made prior to the application deadline so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The review process may take up to twelve weeks, so most candidates can expect to hear from us during the month of April. Some of the later submissions may not hear until early May or later.
The SPRING deadline to apply is October 15th for International Students requiring a visa. Applications received after this date will continue to be reviewed until our capacity has been reached. The Spring deadline for Domestic Students to apply is December 15th.
Applications for admission are evaluated by the graduate committee on the basis of criteria reflecting academic quality and probable success in advanced study. These criteria are:
Superior grades and exam scores are, of course, important for admission. However, cases exist where students not having the highest grades were admitted partly on the basis of strong letters of recommendation clearly indicating superior ability and dedication in undergraduate research. It is advantageous to request letters from individuals who have significant knowledge of your abilities-for instance, professors who have taught you in more than one course or with whom you have carried out an independent study project or research. You should give these individuals as much lead time as possible so that they will not be not rushed and will be able to write detailed and thoughtful letters about you.
NOTE: GRE Scores are not required for MS and PhD programs for Spring 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022 admission. If you wish to submit GRE scores, you may do so. No preference is given to those who do take the GRE.
Using the Application Management System, every applicant must submit the following:
Current UB Biomedical Engineering students may be eligible to apply to a Combined Degree Program. More information on Combined Degree Programs offered and the application requirements can be found here.
If you are not able to take the IELTS, PTE or TOEFL tests because they are cancelled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the University at Buffalo will accept the Duolingo English Test (DET) for proof of English proficiency. This test can be taken online, in your own home.