Congratulations to all incoming students! Welcome to the University at Buffalo and the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (UB SPPS)!
We are excited for you to join our 135-year tradition of distinguished education in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences. We are the No. 1 ranked school of pharmacy in New York State and No. 14 in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.
Please review this important information and follow the steps to confirm your acceptance and enroll.
A tuition deposit is not required for the MS and PhD programs
Students must log in to the Application Status Portal and submit the PHAR Reply to Offer of Admission form no later than April 15.
If offered admission after April 15, submit the PHAR Reply to Offer of Admission form within one week (7 days) from the date of the offer of admission.
Discord is a space to ask questions, find housing/roommates, get to know your peers and build community across UB SPPS. Join our server to connect with your peers!
Schedule a visit at the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS) to see our building and get to know us. We can't wait to meet you!
UBmail is the official method of email communication between students and the university. Students should check it regularly (ideally once a day) to receive important messages and updates.
Note for International Students: Visit Activate your UBIT Name
International students (including Canadians) must provide the following materials as electronic uploads.
For MS, the I-20 has the program/major as "51.2010 Pharmaceutical Sciences" for MS Pharmacometrics & Personalized Pharmacotherapy or "26.1099 Pharmacology and Toxicology, Other" for MS Pharmaceutical Sciences.
In accordance with New York State Public Health Law, UB requires that all students submit a University’s Health Background Form. Students cannot register for classes until proof of immunizations are submitted. Continuing UB students have already satisfied this requirement.
All students must receive information about meningococcal disease and make an informed decision about whether to receive immunization against the disease. Review Immunization and Meningitis Requirements.
Continuing UB Students: Annual Immunization Review (AIR) Form
Continuing UB students must complete the Annual Immunization Review Form by November 1.
Health insurance coverage is required for all international students and optional for domestic students. See Health insurance.
Exceptions for Teaching, Research and Graduate Assistants:
Students with assistantship funding will be eligible for UB employer-subsidized health insurance.
We look forward to welcoming students to SPPS at our annual Orientation, which is held during the week before classes and is required for all new students.
Food/dietary preferences? Submit this form no later than August 1.
Cost of Attendance/Tuition
Financial aid information is available post-acceptance and during orientation. Financial aid advisors are available for students to discuss their financial aid award summary and/or for questions about loan options. Call 716-645-8232 or submit the contact Financial Aid form. We also offer walk-in appointments at 1Capen on North Campus. Financial Aid begins sending out award notices in February/March.
Canadian students applying for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP): UB has been approved for OSAP purposes. Search “Buffalo” and you will see "Capen" and school code MUWO. Students may email firstname.lastname@example.org the Program Information Form and other forms.
Graduate students will qualify for the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan. Students may also apply for a Graduate PLUS loan. Additionally, students can apply for a private loan (see Alternative/Private Loans).
The FAFSA is an application for student aid that collects the basic information needed to determine your eligibility for all of the financial aid programs sponsored by the federal government. U.S. citizens should apply for financial aid by filling out a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online (school code 002837). Students can begin the FAFSA application process in December and we encourage prior to March 1 (late submissions may still qualify).
With the exception of degrees earned at UB, all newly enrolled students must submit all final official transcripts* and proof of bachelor’s degree conferral to verify any scanned, unofficial transcripts submitted during the application process sent directly to UB SPPS from a national clearinghouse to email@example.com. Electronic transcripts received from a student are not official. Students with graduate degrees must also provide final official transcripts from their graduate institution(s). Recent graduates should check with their institution to make sure that the official transcript is final and will have their degree conferred on it before it is sent. During the summer, international students receive a portal link to upload final, official academic documents to UB’s Office of International Admissions. Students must use this form to submit documents even if already submitted to SPPS. Documents will only be accepted electronically via this form; paper documents are not required and will not be accepted.
*Any offer of admission is provisional pending receipt of all official transcripts and proof of completion of an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university by the date of intended enrollment.
Students in the following programs must schedule a Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Advising meeting with Dr. Youngjae You, Director of Graduate Studies. Students will be asked to schedule an appointment after March 1. Students only need to meet once prior to Orientation in August.
MS and PhD Pharmaceutical Sciences
MS Pharmacokinetics and Personalized Pharmacotherapy
Students will not be able to register if there is a service indicator on their account (view holds). Holds include immunization records - see Step 4 above. International students will submit their U.S Visa Stamp via the New International Student Check-In to resolve the international student hold.
Students must register each semester or else submit a leave of absence until they confer. Under some circumstances, the continuous registration requirement may be waived for the semester immediately prior to degree conferral. See Policy Library for exemptions.
Students should not resign from courses after the add/drop deadline without discussing the underlying reasons with the Director of Graduate Studies. Resignations can affect the visa status of international students.
Registering for Classes:
Students will be registered for required fall courses and will receive advisement for additional course selection. To learn UB’s student system (HUB), visit MyUB and see UB's Web Registration Tutorial.
> PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences Curriculum
> MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences Curriculum
> MS in Pharmacometrics and Personalized Pharmacotherapy Curriculum
> BS/MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences Curriculum
> MS in Clinical and Translational Therapeutics Curriculum
- PhD and MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences or Pharmacometrics: Dr. Youngjae You, Director of Graduate Studies
- BS/MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences: Sara Robinson, Director of Undergraduate Advisement
- MS in Clinical and Translational Therapeutics Courses: Dr. Brian Tsuji, Professor and Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Sciences
The on-campus housing applications open late January and are due early May. See: Application Information for New Students. A UBITName and Password is needed to submit an application. Students can apply for housing through the waitlist application after the deadline.
Housing is assigned on a first come, first served basis. Campus Living provides application deadlines, deposits, live chat support and apartment locations.
Graduate/Professional apartments are located on UB’s North Campus – a short drive or bus ride away from our Pharmacy Building on South Campus.
Students are eligible for an early arrival waiver one day before Orientation. Please submit the early arrival application, which will be found on your housing portal, when it is available (early August). Our department has already provided a list of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical students to Campus Living, so no approval letter from our department is required. Early arrival charges will be reversed after check-in. Students may move in earlier, but fees apply.
Off-Campus Housing and Roommate Search
Our Pharmaceutical Sciences students are invited to join our UB SPPS Discord server to find roommates.
Students may rent off-campus with roommates, reside in villages such as Collegiate Village or Axis 360, Auden Buffalo, and in other houses/apartments in the surrounding areas. Also, try searching Roomsurf College Roommate Finder and Apartment Finder.
See Living Off-Campus for helpful tips.
Obtain Your UB Card
Students use the UB Card across campus. Students should obtain their UB Card before orientation. The UB Card office is located in 1Diefendorf (Room 114) on South Campus (limited hours) and 1Capen on North Campus.
Obtain Your Parking Permit
Students should obtain their parking permit before orientation. Parking permits are included in the transportation fee. There is no additional cost to students.
UB CIT Software
Find UB-licensed and UB-recommended software to download and install for free: UB CIT Software for Personally Owned Devices.
Requirements for ExamSoft/Examplify
Students enrolled in the PharmD program at the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences are required to use electronic testing software (currently ExamSoft/Examplify) for exams and assessments. Students are required to have a PC or Mac laptop (not an iPad) to bring and use in the examination room, for the purposes of assessment. Students are responsible for the maintenance of their personal computing devices; the school is unable to provide computing support. See Minimum System Requirements. Examsoft may update requirements periodically.
Meet our students and learn why UB SPPS is a premier choice in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences education!