We invite applications from highly qualified and motivated candidates interested in pursuing a career in research and teaching. Candidates should ideally hold a master’s degree in planning or a related field, and must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in graduate coursework. International candidates must demonstrate proficiency in English as per standards set by the University at Buffalo.
You can apply online to the PhD in Urban and Regional Planning. Your application will be forwarded to the department when you have completed the online application. Once you submit your application online for formal review, you will be provided with a link to our online payment system, where you can pay the application fee.
Complete applications must include the following, uploaded to your online application:
Students are strongly encouraged to apply early as applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Review of applications for Fall admissions begins on January 15.
Research positions, teaching assistantships, tuition scholarships and other financial support are available through the School, Department, research centers and faculty research projects. These sources of support vary from year-to-year. Applicants to the PhD program should check the department’s website periodically for announcements about new opportunities for financial support. Applicants should express their interest in being considered for financial support during the application process. Decisions about financial support are made after admission is offered to the PhD program.