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Graduate Admissions

The CSE Department at UB is one of the first Computer Science degree programs in the world; and with more than 35 full-time faculty members and over 850 graduate and undergraduate students, it is also one of the largest. Our graduate program offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science, and consistently ranks among top 60 best programs in the United States. Our distinguished faculty perform world-class research in theory, software, and hardware, and are recipients of numerous awards. Our graduates are highly sought after by both academia and industry.

To apply to the CSE graduate program, you should submit an online application with a processing fee and supporting materials. The online application system becomes available on September 1st and closes on December 31st every year for admission to the following fall semester.

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Please carefully read through the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page. If you have questions not answered by the FAQs, please send inquiries to cse-gradinfo@buffalo.edu.

CSE Graduate Admissions Officers

Photo of Tevfik Kosar Dr. Tevfik Kosar
CSE Graduate Admissions Director
338J Davis Hall
(716) 645-2323
cse-gradinfo@buffalo.edu
Photo of Jill Fryzowski Jill Fryzowski
CSE Graduate Admissions Secretary
338V Davis Hall
(716) 645-4759
cse-gradinfo@buffalo.edu

 

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