Graduate Admissions

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The University at Buffalo School of Nursing offers a range of graduate level programs of study, including a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and advance certificates. 

The post-masters certificate programs in Family Nursing and Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing are offered in a fully online format.  Students residing out of state should first contact their state board of nursing to determine eligibility for licensure in your state. If you need additional clarification please contact the School of Nursing Office of Student Services at nursing@buffalo.edu.

Admissions Requirements

The School of Nursing reserves the right to change admission and program criteria to meet prevailing accreditation and registration requirments. Students who have been dismissed from other nursing programs are not eligible for admission. Letters of recommendations will be uploaded directly to the online applicaiton be the recommender. Letters should be written by a masters or doctoral prepared professional. Please do not upload any screenshots of transripts. 

In order to complete the application process applicants may be invited to an interview. An interview is required in all programs as part of the review process. Students will be contacted to set up an interview once their file has gone through a faculty review.

Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs

PhD Programs

Advanced Certificate Programs

Important

All application materials are submitted online through the application portal, except for official transcripts and test scores. Please do not upload any screenshots of transcripts. 

Please have official transcripts mailed to:

UB School of Nursing
Beck Hall-Graduate Admissions
3435 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14214

GRE & MAT Scores

GRE code: 2925 | MAT code: 1514

Although the admissions committee does not have a minimum GRE score, the average verbal score is 151 and the average quantitative score is 150. We recommend either a 4, 5 or 6 in the analytical writing section. All three sections are required for admission. If you have taken the exam more than once, only the higher verbal and quantitative combined score will be accepted. We do not average scores together, and there is no waiver of the analytical writing section. The average MAT score is 410 which is equivalent to 70%. We do not average MAT scores together if taken more than once. 

Additional Information

Statement of Non-Discrimination

The University at Buffalo is committed to ensuring equal access to its programs and activities. The entire notice of non-discrimination can be viewed here: www.buffalo.edu/equity.html