24 months
46200 USD/year
46200 USD/year
22620 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Biological Sciences program of the University at Buffalo provides a foundation in biological research for students who have not had previous research experience.


Students in the Biological Sciences program of the University at Buffalo build on foundational coursework to complete a research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

Program Features

  • Hands-on training: Students develop essential laboratory skills by working in research labs with faculty in a variety of life science disciplines.
  • Course-based training focused on your needs: Flexible degree program allows you to choose courses that provide you with the background knowledge in your area of interest.
  • Develop ancillary skills: Build other relevant skillsets such as data preparation, oral presentation, and scientific writing to become a well-rounded, competitive job candidate.
  • Option to transfer to PhD: MS students who excel can transfer seamlessly to the PhD track in Biological Sciences.
  • Opportunities for funding: MS candidates are eligible for teaching assistantships that provide a stipend.

Programme Structure

  • As a foundation for the research experience, MS candidates complete 18 credit hours of coursework. Courses cover advanced topics in the biological sciences and teach critical thinking, analysis of primary scientific literature, and experimental design.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal Statement
  • Transcripts from every college attended
  • The GRE is now optional
  • Email addresses and contact information of three people who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation
  • A non-refundable application fee of $75.00
  • TOEFL scores
  • A copy of passport biographical page
  • Graduate Student International Financial form

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23100 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    46200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23100 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    22620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11310 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Buffalo

920 - 1560 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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