Undergraduate Pre-professional Sequence

You must apply to the University at Buffalo as an undergraduate and complete the courses in the first two years of the program, known as the pre-professional sequence, as well as 70 hours of volunteer/observation hours. All students must be enrolled as an undergraduate student at UB when applying to the program.

If you are a transfer student, you must be enrolled as an undergraduate student at UB and have completed the prerequisites or approved equivalent coursework, and the minimum of 70 hours of volunteer/observation hours prior to applying to the professional sequence.

Questions about the admissions process?

Applying to the Professional Sequence

All students must apply to the professional sequence of the program through Graduate School Application Manager by January 6 prior to the summer they expect to begin the professional component of the program – this includes those students who re-apply to the program.

Students applying to the professional portion of the program must complete ES207, OT201, PHY101 and STA119. Remaining prerequisite and UB Curriculum requirements, except the Capstone, must be completed in the spring semester with grades of C- or better and a minimum prerequisite 2.8 GPA. Students may not take prerequisite courses more than twice and may not repeat more than two prerequisite courses.

Questions about applying to the professional sequence?

For questions regarding the PPS application process contact
MaryAnn Venezia, program coordinator, at (716) 829-6742 or

For questions regarding the PPS form, contact Jaclyn Levesque at for assistance completing the application.

Graduate Program—By the Fall Semester of Your Fourth Year

After you successfully complete the UB Curriculum of the undergraduate component of the program, with a minimum GPA of 2.8, you will be classified as a graduate student.

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