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MS Programs - Spring and Fall admission

March 15 - fall

November 15 - spring

PhD programs - Fall admission only

February 1 - international applicants

February 15 - domestic applicants

Certificate programs - Spring and Fall admission

June 15 - fall

November 15 - spring

Applicants to the MS Biology and PhD Biosciences graduate programs traditionally have a background in the life sciences, with undergraduate degrees in biology or biotechnology.

For the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology graduate programs, applicants should have the equivalent of a U.S. 4-year undergraduate degree in biology or biotechnology, math, engineering, or computer science.

Applicants should have a minimum 3.0 GPA to apply to the Master's and Certificate programs and a minimum 3.25 GPA for the PhD programs.

GRE scores should be in the 45th percentile or above for verbal and quantitative sections, with analytical writing scores of 3.5 or above. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the faculty as potential advisors. Faculty research interests can be found on the Research page.  Students who choose the Translational and Clinical Research concentration in MS Biology may submit MCAT scores in place of GRE general exam scores.