Admissions Requirements

  1. Submission of scores on the GRE (Graduate Record Examination).
  2. B.A. or B.S. in Biology, including at least one course in each of the following biology areas:  cellular, organic, and population. A two-year sequence in chemistry is strongly recommended.  A cumulative and major undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a scale of 4) or the equivalent.
  3. Two letters of recommendation, one from an academic source.
  4. An admissions essay.
  5. International students must meet additional criteria, including the following: TOEFL scores: paper exam = 550; computer exam= 213; Internet exam= 80.  Students taking the IELTS English (Cambridge) exams must pass with a broad band score of 6.5. Students must also have their overseas documents evaluated by AACRAO International or WES (World Education Services).