UB - University at Buffalo, The State University of New York UB Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Graduate Admissions

Thank you for considering our department in your search for a graduate school. Whether your future plans include industry or academia, we believe strongly that our programs will prepare you for a bright career as an engineer.

The application for our graduate program can be completed at following link: Online Application

An ad-hoc committee of faculty members on a rolling basis reviews applications to our graduate program. However, it is advisable to complete and submit applications by the following dates for full consideration.

Applicant Type Fall Spring
Seeking Funding December 15 July 15
Self-Funded August 1 December 15

International students are advised to complete applications as early as possible so that you have sufficient time for visa paperwork processing. Prospective students interested in visiting the department should contact maegrad@buffalo.edu

More information about the student life at UB can be found at following links:

Required Documentation:

Only complete applications are reviewed. Following is the list of required documentation for full application. All this documentation can be uploaded at the Graduate Application page.

1. Application
2. Transcripts corresponding to your previous degrees
3. GRE & TOEFL scores*
4. The Statement of Purpose essay**
5. Resume
6. Online recommendation letters***

Guidelines for Application Process:

  • The minimum undergraduate GPA for admission to our MS program is 3.0 and 3.25 for admission to our Ph.D. program directly after bachelor's degree.
  • GRE score is required for all Ph.D. applicants and MS applicants (only if BS degree was obtained from a non-US institute). We do not have any minimum GRE score requirement for admission into our program. However, a good GRE score is very important for admission into our graduate program. The average GRE score of students admitted to our graduate program is approximately 311 (GRE V+Q) in last three years and most funded students are substantially higher.
  • International applicants may be required to provide proof of English proficiency via TOEFL, IELTS or PTE. The exam results must be dated within 2 years from your proposed date of admission and remain valid upon entering the term you applied for. The University at Buffalo has a minimum TOEFL score requirement of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (internet-based). On IELTS, UB requires an overall score of 6.5 with no band below 6.0. A minimum PTE Academic score of 55 will be required with no individual section sub-score below 50.
  • Your statement of purpose essay should clearly state your career goals, research interests, and name of at least three faculty members with whom you want to work with. Tell us how you will fund your studies and whether you will attend if financial assistance is not available.
  • The Application fee can be paid using E-Pay as follows,

    Aerospace Engineering

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Use the following institute and department codes for the reporting of GRE and TOEFL scores,

    Institution Code: 2925


Mechanical Engineering Dept. Code: 1502
Aerospace Engineering Dept. Code: 1601


Mechanical Engineering Dept. Code: 68
Aerospace Engineering Dept. Code: 63

  • UB MAE Research

    Research Spotlight

    MAE researchers have developed advanced computational techniques for Fire Simulation and multi-phase reacting turbulent flows.

  • MAE

    Research Spotlight

    UB MAE researchers in computational mechanics have developed a high fidelity volcanic landslide simulator to aid geologists in mapping the hazard areas at locations such as the island of Montserrat.

  • UB MAE Research

    Research Spotlight

    A Level Set Embedded Interface Method has been developed at Compuational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory to simulate Conjugate heat transfer for irregular geometries

  • UB MAE Research

    Research Spotlight

    MAE's Laser Flow Diagnostic Laboratory is a leader holographic particle image velocimetry, a three-dimensional, next generation flow diagnostics tool.

  • UB MAE Research

    Research Spotlight

    MAE's Automation, Robotics, and Mechatronics Laboratory is conducting research both on the theoretical formulation and experimental validation of such novel mechatronic systems as multi-robot collaboration.

  • UB MAE Research

    Research Spotlight

    The nonlinear estimation group is developing techniques for propagating uncertainties through nonlinear dynamical systems for better forecasting and output uncertainty characterization.

  • UB MAE Research

    Research Spotlight

    Study of Non-premixed flame-wall interaction using vortex ring configuration is done for the first time at the Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory.

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