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What is the application fee?
The application fee is $35.
What are the admission requirements?
Admission requirements vary depending on the program. For details, consult the specific requirements for the program you are interested in.
How does the admission process work?
Admission materials are submitted to and compiled by the Office of Graduate and International Admission and Enrollment. Accordingly, your application will remain in this office until all of your supporting documents have been received. Once completed, your application will be sent to your academic department for review. The program director or admission committee in your department will review your completed application and make an admission decision.
I've missed the application deadline. May I still apply?
Applications received and/or completed after the deadline will be sent to the appropriate department for review if space in the program is available. Because of enrollment constraints, some departments are unable to review applications after the deadline. If you wish to determine whether your department is still reviewing applications, please contact us.
Where do I send my supporting materials?
I have submitted some application documents but have not yet submitted my application. What will happen to my documents?
We will retain the documents in our files and add them to your application once you apply.
Do I really need to submit transcripts from every university I've attended?
Yes. Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.
I completed my undergraduate degree a long time ago and I'm unable to acquire recommendations from my former professors. What should I do?
We understand that not all applicants may be able to provide recommendations from professors. In that case, you should request recommendations from individuals able to address your qualifications for graduate study. If you have worked in a relevant field, recommendations from your supervisors are acceptable.
If a Statement of Purpose is required for the program I am applying to, how long should it be?
If a Statement of Purpose is required for the program you are applying to, it should be at least one page long. The quality of your statement is far more important than the quantity of words you use. Please direct any questions you have about the Statement of Purpose to your graduate admission counselor.
Can I take courses as a part-time student?
All graduate programs can be completed either part time (3-6 credits) or full time (9 or more credits).
Where can international students or internationally educated students find more information?
We have an international admission section devoted just to you with details on English proficiency, financial certification, visas and more.
Where can I get more information about financial aid?
For more information regarding the financial aid process, please visit UB's Office of Financial Aid.
Do I have to attend new student orientation?
Yes. All students are required to attend an orientation program. You can find more details here.
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