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University at Buffalo, the State University of New York

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Buffalo, NY


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University at Buffalo, the State University of New York


A World-class School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

University at Buffalo’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is New York State's largest and most comprehensive public school of engineering. Master's and doctoral degrees are offered in all major fields of engineering, and we are continually developing new programs.

Ranked in the top 15 percent of the nations 300 engineering schools, we offer a wide variety of world-class instruction, research opportunities, resources, and facilities to its students.

Through many joint initiatives, students work on a wide range of topics including tsunami detection, bridge and infrastructure renewal, supply chain management, big data, and ways to improve health and wellness. We also offer all of our graduate students a unique cost free Certificate of Professional Development to assist in transitioning to their working careers for positions in industry and academia.

Centers of Research

UB has numerous centers for cutting edge research in the engineering fields.

  • Blockchain ThinkLab
  • Center for Multisource Information Fusion
  • Center for Unified Biometrics
  • Center of Excellence in Information Systems Assurance Research and Education (CEISARE)
  • Computational and Data-enabled Science and Engineering (CDSE)
  • Home Health and Well-Being through Adaptive Smart Environments
  • Institute of Bridge Engineering
  • The Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research
  • NAVIGATE Project
  • Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine Program
  • Stephen Still Center for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics
  • Strategic Partnerships for Industrial Resurgence
  • The Center for Industrial Effectiveness
  • Transportation Informatics University Transportation Center

Admission and Financial Assistance

Please check departmental websites for Admission requirements. Students wishing to apply to the PhD program may do so directly as undergraduates or after completion of their MS degrees. Every application is considered for Scholarships, Fellowships and Assistantships. A separate application is not required.

The Largest Public Research University in the Northeast United States

UB is a premier public research university that values and pursues academic excellence. We attract exceptional students who are curious, engaged with their studies and determined to succeed while making a difference in the world.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Engineering (ME)
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 613
Doctoral Degrees 76

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Minimum of 30 credits
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Minimum of 72 credits
Other Advanced Degrees Minimum of 12 credits


Acceptance Rate



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th Yes
Spring deadline September 15th September 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Transcripts, curriculum vitae/resume, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Transcripts, curriculum vitae/resume, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 1%
Black or African American 1%
White or Caucasian 11%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
Unknown 1.68%


Male (79%)
Female (21%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 209
Part-time - 28
Male (206)
Female (31)


Focus of faculty research: Not reported
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:

Location & Contact

Address 415 Bonner Hall
Buffalo, NY  14260
United States

Phone: 716-645-2000