Succeed at UB

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The University at Buffalo is consistently recognized as one of the world’s most exceptional, most affordable universities, making it a top choice for students and faculty around the globe. With quality education, cutting-edge research and world-renowned faculty, all at an affordable price, its no wonder you chose UB!

We offer a helping hand every step of the way, from your first visit, to completing your degree and beyond. Let us help you succeed at UB.

Where are you in your graduate journey at UB?

I'm new here.

If you've been accepted to UB, visit our Next Steps for New Students page for important information on your next steps and tips that will help you get started successfully.

If you are an international student, be sure to check out our Immigration and International Arrival page for additional resources just for you.

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I'm a current graduate student.

Visit the Current Students Resources page for links that will guide you to essential information and assist you in navigating graduate student life at UB.

Take a look at an alphabetical listing of forms that may be of use to you on our Forms for Students page. Review our Current Student FAQs and Graduate School policy library if you have questions.

Visit our Graduate Faculty Membership Roster page for lists of faculty who have been appointed or nominated and approved to direct theses and dissertations, by school or college.

I'm ready to graduate.

In order to graduate you must submit forms, specific to your degree type, to the Graduate School. Review what your program requires and when they are due on our Graduation Requirements and Deadlines page.

Additionally, most students in master’s and advanced certificate programs are required to apply for graduation in HUB, in order to become a candidate for degree conferral. Visit our Apply for Graduation in HUB page to determine if you are required to complete this step, and how to do so.

Master’s students who complete a thesis and all PhD and EdD students, must electronically submit their final thesis or dissertation to the Graduate School. Visit our Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) Submission Guidelines page for instruction on how format your ETD and complete this process.

PhD students are required to complete and submit two surveys, in order to be eligible to graduate. Learn more about these surveys and how to complete them on our Doctoral Degree Recipient Surveys page.

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