Pharmaceutical Sciences Accelerated BS/MS Program

The BS/MS is a five-year, accelerated program for academically qualified students that are already enrolled for the BS degree in our program. Graduates of this program are highly sought after by pharmaceutical companies.

Applications open in July and are due November 1 (fall semester of the senior year). Decisions are emailed by mid-December.

Admission Requirements

  • Only accepted UB Pharmaceutical Sciences BS students in their junior year are eligible.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0
  • Successful completion of all Pharmaceutical Sciences Undergraduate Program prerequisites, including Physics II
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty knowledgeable of the student's ability and capability. Evaluators should comment on laboratory research, communication skills, creativity, and intangibles in the student's academic performance. An email request will be sent directly to your recommenders when you submit your application for formal review.
  • Personal statement
  • Starting your senior spring semester, you will be considered a graduate student. At this time, you must amend your FAFSA form as soon as possible to reflect the change to graduate status. This change permits eligibility for graduate student loans. Students will *not* receive TAP, NYS aid or other undergraduate financial aid packages. Please feel free to contact UB Financial Aid for more information (716-645-8232 or

Application Steps

Step 1: Submit Online Graduate Application

  • Once you formally submit your application, your evaluators will automatically be notified to submit their letters of recommendations.
  • Official transcripts are not required during the application process. Unofficial copies are sufficient. If admitted, you will need to provide the official transcripts prior to enrolling at UB as instructed.
  • Please DO NOT mail any official documents unless specifically requested to do so.
  • If you have any questions, please email

Step 2: If International, Provide Additional Documents

If admitted to our program, you will be asked to provide a copy of your passport, a financial form, a bank statement, current US immigration documents (such as current I-20 or visa), and transcribed official transcripts.

Questions? Contact Us

Pharmaceutical Sciences Admissions
270 Pharmacy Building
Buffalo, NY 14214