Perry arch in bridgeport

Admissions 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 scores

International Applicants

Please consult the International Admissions requirements page here, or for specific queries, contact your admissions counselor here.


Completed application and all supporting documents must be received by:

  • March 1st for priority consideration, July 15th (final deadline) for the Fall semester
  • November 15th for priority consideration, December 1st (final deadline) for the Spring semester