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. All applications received by April 1st will be given full consideration. 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 and December 15th for Domestic Students.
The website to apply is: https://ubseasconnect.buffalo.edu/apply/
Yes! The spring deadline to apply is October 15th for International Students requiring a visa and December 15th for Domestic Students.
The graduate admission committee makes all admissions decisions. An evaluation of the applicant's academic qualifications is the only basis for admission. These evaluations are based on the applicant's academic record, GRE scores, personal statement, and letters of recommendation, not on specific scores alone. The criteria for evaluation varies each year depending on the pool of applicants.
There is no minimum GRE score required to apply for admission. You can submit your test scores to Institution Code 2925, Department Code 1603.
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.
The Graduate School suggests GPA equivalent to 3.0/4.0 for PhD and 3.0/4.0 for Master's. However, the department admission committee's criteria can be different and varies from year to year.
All minimums are suggested by the Graduate School; the Department of Biomedical Engineering may set higher criteria as appropriate.
For TOEFL a minimum of 79 (iBT)/ 550 (PBT) is required.
For IELTS the minimum is a 6.5 overall with no individual sub-score below 6.0.
For PTE Academic a minimum overall score of 55 is required.
For CAE and CPE a minimum overall score if 185 is required.
You can submit your test scores to Institution Code 2925, Department Code 69.
It is necessary for you to submit your official test scores through ETS. Our Institution Code is 2925. For GRE the department code is 1603. For TOEFL the department code is 69.
No, individual faculty will not be able to comment on your application or chances of admission since the decision for admission is made centrally by the graduate admissions committee only. Admission to the graduate programs is competitive and the outcome depends on the quality of the applicants that we have each year. As a result, it is impossible for individual faculty to provide an "appraisal" of a candidate's chances of getting admitted to a program.
The most recent rates for tuition and fees can be found at via Student Accounts. Some students, primarily PhD, may be offered funding through scholarship or teaching and research assistantships. Notification of funding status will be included with admission offers.
Master's students are offered financial support only under rare circumstances.
Yes, you do not need a Master’s to pursue a PhD. You can choose to earn a Master’s while pursuing your PhD, but it is not required.
We begin a rolling admissions process on February 1st. All applications received by February 1 will begin to be reviewed at that time. The review process may take up to twelve weeks, so if you have submitted by February 1st you may not hear from us until the end of April. Applications submitted after February 1st will be reviewed once they are fully completed, but a decision may not be rendered for four to twelve weeks depending on our applicant pool.
If you return to the Gradmit site where you applied you can check the status of your application and look to see what materials have been received by referencing the checklist. Some checklist items may be updated immediately, but please allow at least two weeks after submission for updates to appear.
Our review process will begin for fully completed applications on February 1st, but applications received after that date will continue to be reviewed as they are completed. The review process may take up to twelve week so please be patient as our faculty make their decisions.
All letters of recommendation should be submitted through the online application (Gradmit portal). During the application you will provide the email address for your three references and they will be sent a link to type or upload their recommendation. If your recommender has trouble receiving the link please contact us to have it resent. If your recommender would prefer to submit their recommendation in a different manner they can email it directly to email@example.com or mail it to our office in a sealed envelope with their signature over the seal, however we do prefer to receive letters through the online system.
We admit students centrally into the department as a whole and all begin under the advisement of the BME Graduate Director. During the first semester of study, students select their research advisors. MS students who will be completing the Comprehensive Exam culminating experience will continue to be advised by the BME Graduate Director.
There is a checklist through the application site that will indicate when items are received, and if any items are missing. You may contact firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries regarding the status of your application.
Domestic students are eligible to study part-time. Part-time students should be mindful of any time limits toward degree policies for each degree program. Part-time students should also be aware of any loan deferrals or health insurance that may be impacted by a decision to study part time versus full-time.
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.