Applying to the BSB Graduate Program:
The BSB Graduate Program encourages applications from students interested in
receiving a degree in biomedical sciences. Applications are strongly encouraged from individuals with previous work experience, a master's degree in related area, or a professional degree such as the M.D., D.M.D., D.V.M. or O.D.
THERE IS NO APPLICATION FEE FOR DOMESTIC APPLICANTS.
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Applications to the program are reviewed by the GBS Admissions Committee. Acceptance into the BSB Graduate Program will be based on undergraduate performance (both the curriculum and grade point average), three letters of recommendation, GRE scores, a personal statement of research interests, and performance in other graduate programs or research activities. For full acceptance into the program, a bachelor's degree including undergraduate coursework in calculus, general and organic chemistry, and at least one introductory course in zoology or biology should be completed by the time of entrance. Courses in genetics, cell biology, immunology, molecular biology, neurobiology, and physical chemistry are also to the benefit of the candidate.
The general requirements for acceptance into the program are –
• Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
• Combined verbal/quantitative score on the GRE of 1100
• A strong background in biology, chemistry, and/or mathematics. Undergraduate level courses
in cell biology, biochemistry, developmental biology, and genetics are strongly encouraged.
Undergraduate mathematics through calculus and physics are also recommended.
International students must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) earned within the last two years. Applicants with scores of 600 (paper-based) or 250 (computer-based) or higher will be considered.
Applications are reviewed beginning October 15th of each year with offers being made from November 1 until April 15th each year. Early applications are encouraged and an accelerated review and decision process is provided for early applicants. In some circumstances applications received after April 15th will still be reviewed and offers for admission made if space is available (please inquire). Please note that the deadline for foreign applicants is January 15 and this deadline is strictly enforced.