Application Materials

Detailed information on what is to be included in your online application may be seen below. Unless otherwise noted, all items should be submitted electronically with your online application.

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Application Form

All domestic and international students must apply online for the MS, ME, or PhD program. Please note that the online application process does require you to download and mail supporting material.

Application Fee ($85)

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 e-check.

Personal Statement

Your complete application package must include a statement of purpose briefly describing your background and your academic and career goals.

Note: For the online application, type your statement in the space provided for this purpose and submit it electronically. 

College Transcripts

Please note that original transcripts / diploma certificates must be brought to the school in person upon arrival at UB or orientation.

Please do not send any hard copies to the department.

Letters of Recommendation (3)

Three letters 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 the online application system.

GRE Scores

The aptitude test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required of all applicants to Electrical Engineering graduate programs (GRE is recommended for Engineering Sciences graduate programs). Arrangements to take the exam can be made through the Educational Testing Service, Box 955R, Princeton, New Jersey 08541.

Please note there is not a required minimum score on this examination for admission to our department.

Note: The EE Department Code for the GRE is 1203; the University at Buffalo Institutional Code is 2925.

TOEFL Scores (for International Students only)

Information and arrangements to take the exam can be made by contacting the Educational Testing Service.

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.

Financial Statement (for International Students only)

Fill out the International Applicant Financial Form. You will need to fill out the form labeled "Graduate Students - Standard" for the appropriate academic year. (Please verify current year's financial requirement with the Office of Financial Aid)

All international applicants must submit a completed financial statement. 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 PhD program).

Please note that original financial documents must be brought to the school in person upon arrival at UB or orientation.