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Preferred Admissions Standards

 

      • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university in the biological or physical sciences or a related field.
      • GPA 3.0 or higher (4.0 scale)
      • GRE General Examination test scores of 60th percentile or above - preferred. NOTE: Official (not copies) of the GRE results must not be more than 5 years old.
      • Although GRE Subject Test scores in Biology, Biochemistry, or Cell and Molecular Biology are not required, they are considered in decisions on admission and financial support if submitted.
      • Official TOEFL, MELAB, IELTS test scores.

 

Additional Recommended Experience/Education

A background in a wide variety of subdisciplines is appropriate preparation for the Integrated Biosciences Graduate Program. 

      • Examples include, but are not limited to, biochemistry, botany, cell biology, chemistry, developmental biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, immunology, limnology, medicinal chemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, neuroscience, physical chemistry, physics, physiology, psychology, and zoology.
      • Prior research experience greatly strengthens applications.

       

Recommended Prior Coursework

Recommended coursework for admission to the M.S. and Ph.D. degree in IBS is outlined below. However, please note that all applications are evaluated in their entirety, and no single deficiency automatically disqualifies an application from being considered.

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FOR THOSE SEEKING THE M.S. DEGREE

Recommended Prior Coursework

        • 1 year each chemistry, biology AND physics
        • 1 semester calculus
        • Other advanced courses in chemistry, biology, additional calculus, and introductory statistics, are highly recommended.
FOR THOSE SEEKING THE Ph.D. DEGREE

Recommended Prior Coursework

        • 1 semester college level calculus
        • 1 year each biology, chemistry, and physics
        • 1 year advanced chemistry
        • Examples include, but are not limited to, organic, analytical, inorganic, biological, or physical chemistry.
        • Basic knowledge of statistics recommended
Additional course recommendations

Ecology Organismal Population (EOP) emphasis:

        • 1 semester each statistics, ecology AND evolutionary biology
        • 1 course in two of the following subjects: Genetics, Cell biology, Biochemistry

Cell Molecular Physiological (CMP) emphasis:

        • 1 year organic chemistry
        • 1 course genetics
        • 1 course cell biology
        • 1 course biochemistry

Chemical Biology (CB) emphasis:

        • 1 year organic chemistry
        • 1 course biochemistry
        • 1 course cell biology
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