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Information for UB Undergrads

Undergraduate students have options when looking to complete Master’s and PhD programs in the College of Arts and Sciences

Combined Bachelors/Master’s Degree Programs

You can complete both degrees in 5 years. Only some departments offer these formal pathways to receive both degrees. They include:

Great option for: Students who have a clear interest in their field during their freshman, sophomore, and potentially junior year.

Complete Graduate Coursework as an Undergraduate

Want to get a jumpstart on a graduate degree? Some smart planning, as well as a conversation with your academic advisor, you can take up to 9 graduate credit hours as an undergraduate student.
Form to complete graduate coursework as an undergraduate student

Great option for: Students who want to get a jump-start on a graduate degree program at UB, outside of a formal combined program.

Interdisciplinary Masters Program

The Graduate Interdisciplinary Program lets students create their own personalized program of study from more than 30 different departments and programs in theĀ College of Arts and Sciences.

Great option for: Students who have interests in more than one academic area. Students who have a specific career aspiration, and need coursework in multiple departments to accomplish their goals.

Traditional Masters & PhD Programs

There are over 50 programs to choose from. If you’re looking to continue your studies, get mentored by faculty you have already worked with, and think you’d like to advance your knowledge and research within a specific discipline, staying at UB is a great option. You should speak with the Director of Graduate Studies in your department, to learn more about admissions requirements and areas of faculty expertise.

Student who are applying to Master’s programs are eligible for an application fee waiver.

Drop-In Hours – Speak with Our Graduate Recruitment Officer

Stop by ask any questions you have about programs in the College, application questions, or anything else you may want to know about Graduate School. These are informal opportunities to get your questions answered!

December 7, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m, 732 Clemens Hall
February 2, 10:00 – 12:00 p.m, 732 Clemens Hall
February 6, 1:00 – 3:00, 270 Park Hall
February 22, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m, 732 Clemens Hall
March 1, 9:00 – 11:00, 270 Park Hall
March 9, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m, 732 Clemens Hall
March 14, 10:00 – 12:00, 270 Park Hall
March 29, 10:00 – 12:00 p.m, 732 Clemens Hall
April 4, 10:30 – 12:30, 270 Park Hall
April 13, 11:30 – 1:30 p.m, 732 Clemens Hall
April 18, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m, 270 Park Hall
May 1, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m, 732 Clemens Hall

Which option is best for you? Talk with your academic advisor, or send an email to to talk with our Graduate Recruitment Officer.

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