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Additional Admission Requirements
In addition to the general requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, admission criteria for pursuit of M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biology require:
- A strong record of coursework and a bachelor’s degree in Biology or related field.
- Strong performance on the Graduate Record Examination.
- A Statement of Purpose, a writing sample, and letters of recommendation from individuals who can evaluate the applicant’s potential for graduate work in Biology (three for the Ph.D. and two for the MS program).
For PhD students and Masters students with a research concentration (RES), evidence of prior laboratory or related research experience relevant to Biology will be viewed favorably
Students seeking to enter the Biotechnology or Medical Sciences (MBMS) concentrations must select the concentration when they apply to the program. These students must have fulfilled their medical school application course requirements, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5, and apply by the priority deadline. All other Master’s students can choose a concentration after entering the program.