Please apply using the online application (GRADMIT)
The online application deadline for Fall admission is January
1. The online application deadline for Spring admission is
For priority consideration by the Graduate Admissions Committee, please apply by the deadlines listed above.
For full consideration for funding/fellowships the deadline for Fall admission is January 1. The deadline for Spring admission is August 31.
Please see the Application Materials page which outlines all the documents needed.
All documents shoudl be uploaded electronically into the online application system. Please do not send any hard copies of your documents.
A nonrefundable fee of $85 per degree must be submitted for each application to graduate degree study at any SUNY campus. You may pay the application fee online with a credit card or echeck via the online application.
Please do not send transcripts prior to acceptance. Unofficial transcripts should be uploaded to your online application. Please note that original transcripts / diploma certificates must be brought to the school in person upon arrival at UB or orientation.
Three letters (3) of recommendation are required. While we will accept letters from professional sources, we strongly prefer letters from professors who are acquainted with your academic interests, achievements, and abilities. These letters are to be submitted electronically through GrAdMIT.
Please consult the oniline application system for the status of your application. Upon acceptance into the program, letters of admissions are sent via e-mail along with a statement of intent form. Upon your acceptance (via statement of intent form), a paper copy of your admissions letter will be sent to you.
You are eligible to defer an acceptance offer for up to
one academic year without penalty. Admission deferrals beyond one
academic year require a new application, which will have to be
re-reviewed by the admissions committee. To request a
deferral upon admission to the program, please a request for
deferral with your statement of intent form or email Graduate
Admissions at email@example.com.
Domestic students may take classes as a non-matriculated
student, but must be admitted to the program. International
students must be on an on an F1 visa in order to take classes as a
It is possible to transfer credits from another university if
the course grade is "B" or better and the course(s) is relevant to
the EE degree program. For the M.S. and M.E. programs, no
more than 6 credit hours may be transferred to satisfy the degree
requirements. For the Ph.D. degree program, a maximum of 30 credit
hours as earned MS degree, may be counted towards the 72 credit
If you are interested in financial aid in the form of a teaching assistantship or research assistantship, please check the appropriate box on the application form. No applicant will be considered for financial aid until the application is complete and the applicant has been admitted.
Fill out the International Applicant Financial Form. You will need to fill out the form labeled "Graduate Students - Standard" for the appropriate academic year.
For more information, visit or contact the Office of Financial Aid.
In addition to holding a bachelor's degree in engineering or any of the mathematical, physical, behavioral, or health sciences, each entering student is expected to be skilled in a number of specific areas. Proficiency is required in mathematics through the level of multivariate calculus, probability and statistics considered from a calculus point of view, and computer programming.
These requirements must be satisfied prior to admission. Students whose backgrounds have not adequately prepared them to enter the graduate curriculum directly may be asked to take appropriate undergraduate courses. Credit for these courses will not be applied toward the minimum number of hours required for the M.S./M.E. degrees. In exceptional cases, the department may admit an applicant who does not meet all these requirements; in such cases, the department will set special performance criteria for continuing in the program.
Auto-admit is the way the Department recognizes top graduating EE seniors by offering automatic admittance for graduate study at UB EE. Students selected for auto-admittance are notified after the mid-point of the fall semester of their senior year.
Absolutely! UB has been consistently ranked as a top U.S. host university for international students. UB's strong academic programs and reputation for excellent services and support continue to make the university a leading destination for students around the world.
Information and arrangements to take the exam can be made by contacting the Educational Testing Service at www.ets.org
It is strongly recommended to make test arrangements early in the year so sufficient time can be allowed for the results to be reported before our application deadline.
Please send your TOEFL results to us by using the following codes: Institution code 2925; Department code 66
All international applicants must submit a completed financial statement. International Applicant Financial Form . Please complete the form labeled "Graduate Students - Standard" for the appropriate academic year.
Answer all questions thoroughly. An I-20 cannot be issued without this statement documenting necessary funds for each year of intended study (two years for a master's program; five years for a Ph.D. program).
The I-20 is sent from UB International Admissions. The I-20 is not sent from the Department of Electrical Engineering.
The I-20 takes approximately six weeks for processing. To expedite your application, make sure to submit all required documentation including your passport bio page, financial statement and application fee as early as possible. These can be uploaded online, with your application.
Upon receiving the official I-20 Welcome packet, you should make arrangements for housing, register for International Student Orientation, apply for your student visa, and arrange for travel to Buffalo, New York.
If you have further questions after reviewing this page, please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our staff members will reply.
Director of Graduate Studies
Professor Leslie Ying
223 Davis Hall
Graduate Academic Coordinator
Dr. Katharine Bartelo
230X Davis Hall
January 1 - Full consideration for funding/fellowships
We accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year.