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To qualify for the Biochemistry Graduate Program, you need:

  • B.S. or B.A. degree in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, or a related field.
  • Undergraduate courses (at least one each) in biochemistry, genetics, physical chemistry (calculus based), one year of organic chemistry, and one year of physics. Deficiencies in these requirements will be made up during the first year of graduate study.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores for the verbal, quantitative, and analytical portions. The advanced exam in biochemistry, biology, or chemistry is recommended.
  • Foreign students whose native language is not English must have a minimum TOEFL score of 550 or 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet based) or minimum IELTS score 6.0.

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Admissions Timeline

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Fall Admission:

The application deadline for Fall admission is December 15.

Review of application files will be complete by mid-February.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early so they can be considered for prestigious University Fellowships

Deadline for acceptance of an offer is April 15.

Spring Admission:

Positions for Spring admission are limited, and students are strongly encouraged to apply for Fall Admission.  In general, students who are admitted for the Spring semester are not eligible for University Fellowships and have limited opportunities for lab rotations.

The application deadline for Spring admission is September 1.

Review of application files will be complete by late September.

Deadline for acceptance of offer is November 15.