Admission to the Master's program is highly competitive and targeted to US citizens and permanent residents (green card holders). A bachelor's degree or its equivalent is required for admission. The most appropriate undergraduate preparation is a concentration in biology (molecular, cellular, developmental, neurobiology, or immunology), biochemistry, or chemistry (organic, analytical, or physical). Applicants are also expected to have an adequate background in calculus and physics.

Superior ability needs to be demonstrated by grade-point average (minimum G.P.A. of 3.0) and letters of recommendation. 

GRE scores are strongly encouraged; however, applicants may be admitted without submitting GRE scores.

TOEFL/IELTS scores are required of students from countries in which English is not the native language.  Duolingo scores are not accepted.




Applications must be submitted the online portal and completed by April 1st prior to each academic year:

For further application process information, contact the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions -

Applications received prior to April 1 receive first consideration.  



No financial aid is offered to MS students; however, limited TA positions are sometimes available to support Masters training.