UB is committed to recruiting the very best PhD students and providing them with transformative academic programs that prepare them for future success.
At a time when higher education is engaged in a national conversation about how to advance interdisciplinary collaboration and impact in research and how PhD programs can best prepare students to be leaders across a wide range of careers and professions, UB’s PhD Excellence Initiative seeks to ensure that our PhD programs remain among the strongest in the world. This campus-wide, student-centric effort is focused on examining issues related to PhD programs at UB including:
January 15: Full consideration for funding/fellowships
April 1: International applicants who require a visa
August 1: Domestic applicants
September 1: International applicants who require a visa
December 15: Domestic applicants
We accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year.