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Admission Requirements

•  BS/BA degree from an accredited four-year institution in one of the following disciplines: Biochemistry, Biology, Bio-medical Sciences, Chemistry, Chemical or Civil Engineering. Graduates from other disciplines are encouraged to contact the program director before submitting an application.

•  Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
•  Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Although no minimum numerical GRE score is required for admission to the program, candidates are expected to perform at the 50th percentile level nationwide (around 500 points in both Verbal and Quantitative components of the test).
•  Students must have completed the following undergraduate courses:
•  Statistics (1 semester)
•  Calculus (1 semester)
•  General Biology (1 semester)
•  Organic Chemistry with lab (2 semesters)
•  Other prerequisites needed for specific courses within each concentration
It is recommended (but not required) that students applying to the program also complete 6 credit hours of undergraduate Biochemistry.  Those students who did not take undergraduate Biochemistry will have to include 6 hours of graduate Biochemistry among the required courses to complete the program.   This will not change the total number of hours required to complete the program.
Deadlines for Application:

Early admission: March 1                                              

Regular admission: July 15 (Fall) and December 1 (Spring)

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