Applicants may be admitted with either a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the biological or health sciences. An applicant must submit scores on the general test of the Graduate Record Examination (institution code 3087). Scores of 155 or more on the verbal and quantitative portions of the GRE are strongly recommended. In addition, three letters of reference are required and at least two should be from academic mentors or professors.
The following coursework is required for admission:
- three courses in the biological sciences
- two courses in chemistry
- one course in math, statistics, or computer science.
To ensure that you will have a suitable mentor, you are strongly encouraged to meet with a research faculty member about your research interests prior to submitting an application. A personal interview by the doctoral program faculty is usually required.
The review of applications begins on January 15.
Applications received after January 15 will be reviewed on a space-available basis, and financial aid availability may be limited.