Admissions

Application Deadlines

Summer & Fall March 1
Spring October 15

Requirements

For admission in good standing to the M.S. and Ph.D. programs, applicants must meet the following requirements (in addition to the Graduate School's standards):

  • undergraduate degree in a biological science
  • A-B-level scholarship in all biology courses
  • two semesters of organic chemistry, two semesters of physics, and mathematics through calculus
  • minimum of 154 on verbal and quantitative scores on the GRE General Test
  • a personal statement of career goals
  • three letters of evaluation from individuals with a thorough knowledge of the applicant's academic abilities and potential
  • international students only - TOEFL of 100 or IELTS of 7 is generally required

Since the department's faculty represent a diverse array of research interests, it is strongly recommended that a student contact a potential faculty mentor to discuss common interests prior to applying.