Accelerated BS/MS Program

The BS/MS is a five-year accelerated program for academically qualified students who enroll as first-year/freshman students, or who are already enrolled in our BS degree program.

Eligibility Requirements

  • New students entering UB as first-year/freshmen directly from high school
  • Current UB pharmaceutical sciences BS students in their senior year
  • Transfer students from other programs (time to degree completion will vary based on time of transfer/major change).

Admissions Requirements

  • Current UB students: 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: the personal statement is a general statement of purpose describing academic, professional, and research interests and should be no more than 500 words.
  • GRE is not required

Application Steps

Apply to UB Apply to SPPS Requirements International Students

Submit transcripts for every college or university attended. At the point of application, submit unofficial transcripts. If admitted, official transcripts will be required to matriculate. Do not mail any official documents unless requested.

Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation are required. Enter contact information for letter writers when filling out the application, and they will be notified automatically and sent a link to submit their letter. In your portal, can check the status of the letters, send reminders, or edit recommenders.

Personal Statement and Resume/CV
Submit both of these items in your status portal after application submission.

Submit Test Scores Electronically
The GRE is waived for Fall 2022 for MS and PhD applicants.