School of Engineering and Applied Sciences University at Buffalo, the State University of New York

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences University at Buffalo, the State University of New York

Buffalo, NY
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A World-class School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

The University at Buffalo (SUNY) offers degrees in all major fields of engineering through the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Students may pursue master's and doctoral degrees in the departments of biomedical engineering; chemical and biological engineering; civil, structural, and environmental engineering; computer science and engineering; electrical engineering; industrial and systems engineering; materials design and innovation and mechanical and aerospace engineering. In the top 15 percent of the nation's 300 engineering schools, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers a wide variety of excellent instruction, research opportunities, resources, and facilities to its students.

Faculty Heads and Areas of Research

Dr. Debanjan Sarkar is Director of Graduate Study in Biomedical Engineering. Key research areas include Molecular, Cellular, and Tissue Engineering; Biomedical Devices, Sensors, Instrumentation and Diagnostics; Computational Engineering and Modeling; and Medical Imaging and Analysis.

Dr. Sheldon Park is Director of Graduate Study in Chemical and Biological Engineering. The UB CBE faculty carry out groundbreaking research in three broad research areas: Materials Engineering, Biological Engineering, and Computational Science and Engineering.

Dr. Alan Rabideau is Director of Graduate Study in Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering. Faculty members and students are actively engaged in research in the areas of bridge engineering, computational mechanics, environmental and water resources engineering, geomechanics and geotechnical engineering, structural and earthquake engineering, and transportation systems engineering.

Dr. Murat Demirbas is Director of Graduate Study in Computer Science and Engineering. Prominent areas of research include Augmentative Technology for the Handicapped; Computer Networks and Distributed Systems; Computer Science Education; Computer Security and Information Assurance; Computer Vision and Information Visualization; Databases; High-Performance and Grid Computing, Cyberinfrastructure, and Computational Science; Knowledge Representation, Computational Linguistics, and Cognitive Science; Medical Applications and Bioinformatics; Multimedia Databases and Information Retrieval; Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning, and Data Mining; Programming Languages and Software Systems; and Theory and Algorithms; VLSI and Computer Architecture.

Dr. Leslie Ying is Director of Graduate Study in Electrical Engineering. The department researches Signals, Communications and Networking; Solid State Electronics; Optics and Photonics; and Energy Systems.

Dr. Li Lin is Director of Graduate Study in Industrial and Systems Engineering. The department offers three areas of specialization for the PhD: human factors, operations research, and production systems. Furthermore, the role of ISE beyond traditional "industrial" or "manufacturing" engineering applications has expanded considerably over the past two decades into areas such as healthcare, homeland security, and transportation.

Dr. Krishna Rajan is Director of Graduate Study for Materials Design and Innovation. The department is a forward-leaning, interdisciplinary initiative. It will address regional and national demand for new materials that accelerate research and education in advanced manufacturing and biotechnology.

Dr. David Salac is Director of Graduate Study in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The department is involved in a wide range of research activities in bioengineering; computational and applied mechanics; design and optimization; dynamics, control and mechatronics; fluid and thermal sciences; and materials.

Centers of Research

UB has numerous centers for cutting edge research in the engineering fields. Among their award-winning research centers is the Center for Engineering Design and Applied Simulation; Center for Multisource Information Fusion ; Center for Unified Biometrics ; Center of Excellence in Information Systems Assurance Research and Education; Computational and Data-enabled Science and Engineering; Home Health and Well-Being through Adaptive Smart Environments; Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics; Institute of Bridge Engineering; The Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research ; and the The Center for Industrial Effectiveness.

Admission and Financial Assistance

Applicants for admission ideally will have a 3.0 or better grade point averages in their undergraduate classes. Students wishing to apply to the PhD program may do so directly as undergraduates or after completion of their MS degrees.

With rare exceptions, students admitted to the PhD program are considered for full tuition and stipend support as teaching assistants or research assistants. A limited number of superior master's applicants do receive offers carrying full or partial tuition scholarships each year.

The Largest Public Research University in the Northeast United States

The University at Buffalo (SUNY) has over 29,000 students and more than 14,000 professors and staff spread across two campuses. School campuses are located near the heart of downtown Buffalo, providing opportunities for entertainment and nightlife. The university serves as a center to the Western New York community for plays, concerts, speakers, sporting events, and art exhibits.

Location & Contact

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

University at Buffalo, the State University of New York

Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
United States

Dr. Liesl Folks


Phone: 716-645-2771
Fax: 716-645-2495

Dr. Gary Dargush

Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research

Phone: 716-645-1470
Fax: 716-645-2495

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Departments & Programs

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Engineering And Applied Sciences Certificate
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Engineering (ME)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 503
    • Doctoral Degrees 84
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? Yes
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Thesis Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


24% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 8,247
    • Accepted 1,983
    • Acceptance Rate 24
    • Enrolled 621
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $75
    • Application Fee - International $75
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 1st October 1st Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships, Tuition Waivers, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students1923
    • Female Percentage21%
    • Male Percentage79%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students1923
    • Part-time Percentage5%
    • Full-time Percentage95%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino1%
    • Black / African American1%
    • White / Caucasian11%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian2%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races1%
    • Unknown or International Student84%


  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty194
    • Full-time Percentage88%
    • Part-time Percentage12%
    • Female Percentage13%
    • Male Percentage87%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchBioengineering, infrastructure and environmental engineering, electronic and photonic materials, simulation and visualization, information technology and computing
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$59,155,000




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