Application Requirements

Application Information

All sections of the application must be completed before submitting the application electronically. The application cannot be revised once it is submitted. 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.The deadline for application is February 1st. The program faculty members review applications and select applicants who are offered an opportunity to interview. After completing all interviews, program faculty members make admission selection decisions. Applicants may either be admitted, placed on a waiting list, or rejected.

Requirements for Admission

  1. An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.
  2. Complete online application.
  3. A $50 non-refundable application fee, submitted electronically through UB's ePayment system.
  4. Graduate Record Examination Verbal, Quantitative, and Writing Sample scores. (The subject exam is not required.)
  5. Unofficial copies of transcripts from all undergraduate institutions.
  6. Unofficial copies of graduate transcripts, if applicable.
  7. 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.
  8. References: two from academics and one work related. 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 regarding the application process applicants must contact:

Ms. LuAnn Zak
Office of Graduate Admissions and Student Services
Graduate School of Education
University at Buffalo
366 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Telephone: (716) 645-2110
Fax: (716) 645-7937