How to Apply

Undergraduate Admissions

All Undergraduate admissions are handled at the university level. Please visit UB Undergraduate Admissions for information on applying as an undergraduate student.

For information about the Biomedical Engineering major, visit the UB Undergraduate Academic Programs website.

Combined Degree Admissions

Current UB Biomedical Engineering students may be eligible to apply to a Combined Degree Program. More information on Combined Degree Programs can be found on the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences website.

Graduate Admissions

Our graduate application process is entirely online. Interested students should submit their application and application materials using UB's Application Management System.

Applications are evaluated by the graduate committee on the basis of criteria reflecting academic quality and probable success in advanced study. These criteria are:

  1. Undergraduate and (where applicable) graduate grades
  2. Letters of recommendation
  3. A personal statement outlining past accomplishments, professional objectives, special interests, and educational plans

Grades and exam scores are important for admission. However, there are cases where students who did not have 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. Professors who have taught you in more than one course or with whom you have carried out an independent study project or research are ideal. You should give recommenders as much lead time as possible so that they will not be rushed and 

Application Materials

Application Deadlines

For Fall Admission

PhD applicants are strongly encouraged to submit and complete their application prior to December 15th for full consideration of funding and fellowships. The deadline for MS and PhD applicants is January 15th, but applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis. International applicants requiring a visa must apply by March 1st for Fall admission; all materials must be received by this deadline.

For Spring Admission

International applicants requiring a visa must complete their application by September 30th for Spring admission. Domestic students should apply by October 31st. Applications received after these dates will continue to be reviewed on a rolling basis. 


If you have graduate admissions questions, contact or visit our Frequently Asked Graduate Admissions Questions

For questions about graduate studies in the Biomedical Engineering department contact