Application Requirements


Students enrolled in GSE masters, certification or doctoral programs, and other students possessing a bachelor’s degree in a pertinent field are eligible.

Application Process

Potential students will be selected on the basis of compatibility between their goals and the coursework offered in the program. Students will also have to demonstrate sufficient verbal and written English proficiency to participate meaningfully in graduate level lectures and seminars.
All supporting documents must be uploaded and attached to your online application. This includes unofficial copies of your transcripts and any other documents required for review. Applications are accepted throughout the year, and students may begin the program during the fall or spring semesters. The application deadline is rolling.

In addition to the online application, students must also submit the following:

  • A $50 non-refundable application fee, submitted electronically through UB's ePayment system.
  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended. Applicants who are currently at UB or have studied at or graduated from UB do not need to request an official UB transcript. GSE's Office of Admissions can download and print the transcript.
  • Three recommendation letters On the application you will be asked to provide contact information about each individual providing you a recommendation. Please note that your recommenders will receive the electronic request to provide a recommendation letter only after you "formally submit" the application.

Former/Maiden Name: Note to all applicants, please be sure to provide us with your former/maiden name if you have one. When requesting transcripts, please ask the sending institution to indicate your current name and former/maiden name.

For questions related to the application process, please contact:

Office of Graduate Admissions and Student Services
Graduate School of Education
366 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: (716) 645-2110
Fax: (716) 645-7937