Admission Requirements

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Program Prerequisites

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or recognized international institution
  • Recommended cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.20 or higher
  • The following prerequisites with a grade of ‘C’ or better:
    • Calculus - 4 credits
    • Cell Biology - 4 credits with lab
    • Ecology - 4 credits with lab
    • Genetics - 3 credits
    • Molecular Biology - 4 credits with lab
    • Organic Chemistry - 4 credits with lab
    • Physics - 4 credits with lab
    • Physiology - 4 credits with lab

Required Materials

  • Application
  • Official transcript for the last degree earned.
  • International transcripts must include an official course-by-course evaluation of all academic work from an accredited academic evaluating service
  • Résumé
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • One letter must come from a professor and the second from an additional professor or employer
  • Personal statement
    • In 250-500 words, detail your interest in the biology program, your relevant academic and personal experience, and how this degree will impact your career goals
  • Interview
    • Once all required materials are received, you will be contacted to meet with the review committee
  • *Students are NOT required to submit GRE score

International Applicants

Please consult the International admission requirements page, or for specific queries, contact your admissions officer.


A completed application and all supporting documents must be received on or before:

  • March 1 for priority consideration, July 15 (final deadline) for the fall semester
  • November 15 for priority consideration, December 1 (final deadline) for the spring semester

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