Applications are only considered for admission in the fall. Complete applications are due by Feb. 1st. The applicant should have graduated from an accredited college or university or its equivalent, with a degree that is preparative for graduate-level study in the life sciences. Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) should exceed the 50th percentile in each category. For international applicants, satisfactory scores from a standardized test, such as the TOEFL, must be submitted.
Letters of recommendation from three present or former professors, advisors or mentors qualified to evaluate the applicant’s ability to engage in graduate study in the life sciences are required, as is a written statement describing the applicant’s interests, motivation, education and goals for pursuing graduate study in this particular program. All of these components must be received by Feb. 1 to be competitive. Students who are accepted into the program will be provided with a stipend and tuition and fees will be covered.