|Graduate Program - How to Apply||
To apply for the program, applicants must submit a complete application either online (free) or by hard copy ($50) along with a statement of purpose, 3 letters of recommendation, GRE scores (code 1412), and transcripts. Foreign applicants must also submit TOEFL scores (code 1412). Applicants should demonstrate a clear interest and competence in science through their successful completion of undergraduate courses in biology and chemistry (or related science disciplines), as measured by grades and GRE scores, through laboratory-based research experiences, and through a well-written and enthusiastic statement of purpose.
For full consideration, applications that include undergraduate transcripts from non-U.S. schools must also include a professional interpretation/evaluation of the relevant transcripts. A failure to include such an evaluation may result in an incomplete application that cannot be evaluated. Applicants for whom this requirement poses a financial burden may seek guidance from the chair of the admissions committee
The admissions committee begins review of applications by Dec. 15 each year. Completed applications received after Dec. 15th will be reviewed by the committee and applicants who meet our requirements will be interviewed as space permits. We strongly encourage applicants to apply as soon as they can, as we review applications in the order we receive them.
An admissions committee chaired by Dr. Paul O'Keefe makes admissions decisions based on the quality of the entire application package. Therefore, we do not list specific GPA and GRE requirements. Student should address potential weaknesses within the application as a (small) part of her/his statement of purpose. As this is a research-intensive Master's program, students who show clear evidence of research potential will be given the highest priority for admission.
To be admitted, students must have received a Bachelor's degree (B.S. or B.A.) prior to entering graduate school.