Prospective Students

Admissions Overview

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Students entering the program have completed an undergraduate major in biological sciences and have taken a significant number of college-level courses in chemistry, physics, and mathematics. However, we will consider applicants with other backgrounds who have adequate preparation for advanced studies in the field of biology, which generally means at least 30 undergraduate credits in biology or biology-related coursework.

Most entering students have a minimum 3.0 GPA and GRE general test scores at the 50th percentile or above, if GRE scores are submitted.

Doctoral and Thesis Track Masters students are admitted to begin in the fall semester only, and the application deadline is December 1 prior to the fall of desired entry.

Non-thesis Track Masters students are admitted to both fall and spring semesters. The application deadline for fall semester admission is May 1; the application deadline for spring semester admission is October 1.

For more information on the graduate program please see the MS (Non-thesis Track), MS (Thesis Track), and PhD guidelines.