Our highly sought-after PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences gives students the opportunity to work with internationally-renowned faculty specializing in the fields of systems pharmacology and drug delivery.
Doctoral students receive a full tuition scholarship and stipend. Additional amounts may be received through individual scholarships.
As part of UB’s PhD Excellence Initiative, the university will support the cost of broad-based fees for doctoral students who are full time and fully funded. Covered fees include the comprehensive fee, academic excellence and success fee, student activity fee, and the international student fee, where applicable.
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
GRE is optional
In-State Residency Tuition
In order to qualify for the in-state residency tuition rate, you are required to provide residency documentation indicating you have lived in New York State (NYS) 12 months prior to your semester start date. If accepted, you will need to upload 3 documents to qualify for the in-state tuition rate. See Verifying New York State Residency for more information.
Current students in our BS/MS or MS programs who are interested in the PhD program are required to submit a new application with new recommendations. MS students may apply either during their first or second year of the program. BS/MS students must complete their entire BS/MS program before joining the PhD program (some exceptions considered).
MS students who are accepted to the PhD program during their first year in the MS program are transferred directly to the PhD program and do not receive their MS degree. MS students who are accepted to the PhD program during their second year in the MS program are encouraged to complete their MS project and confer their MS degree before joining the PhD program.
It is recommended that students interested in the PhD program consider taking the required courses for the PhD program that are offered during their MS studies. If admitted to PhD program, students who have completed all of the required PhD courses will be allowed to take the Preliminary Exams.
Students accepted to the PhD program from our MS program who have elected not to receive their MS degree can apply all of their required PhD courses and graduate course credits towards the 72 credits needed for the PhD. These students should develop an academic plan carefully so that the remaining credit requirements needed for the PhD degree are met without exceeding the 72 credits by a large margin.
Students formerly in our BS/MS or MS programs who are accepted to the PhD and have received their BS/MS or MS degree can apply part or all of their prior graduate credits from the University at Buffalo towards the PhD. The Director of Graduate Studies will waive the required PhD courses taken during the BS/MS and MS program for these students. These students should work closely with the Director of Graduate Studies so that remaining credit requirements needed for the PhD degree are met without exceeding the 72 credits by a large margin.