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The Master of Science in Biotechnology admission requirements emphasize strong quantitative skills and knowledge of molecular sciences.
|One year of calculus|
|One year of organic chemistry
|One year of physical chemistry (or general chemistry)
|Sophomore-level cell/molecular biology course
|Research experience in either an academic or industrial setting
The MBP offers Merit Scholarships to highly qualified applicants (who apply by February 2nd, 2016), and up to $10,000 to all accepted students who are U.S. Citizens or permanent residents. For more information on MBP Scholarships please visit the Cost of Attendance page.
Complete Application ProcessThe admissions committee reviews each application holistically, considering factors such as: GRE scores, GPA, TOEFL scores (if applicable), letters of recommendation, research experience, and performance in an interview (in person, by phone or Skype).
Students applying for the 2016 fall term may submit their applications starting November 1, 2015. International applicants must apply before May 31st, 2016 to allow time for visa processing.
To be considered for admission, students must submit the following materials:
1. An online application
2. Three letters of recommendation (included in online application)
3. A non-refundable $50 application fee
4. Official transcripts of all college studies
5. An official copy of GRE scores (institution code: 1011)
6. An official copy of TOEFL scores (code: 5937) International applicants only
Note: Students with incomplete applications are still eligible for an interview.
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No application fee required
No GRE score required
Undergraduate courses may count toward your degree
Important Application Dates
|Application Period||Application Deadline||Decision Date|
|Early Decision||December 1st||December 22nd|
|Winter Decision*||February 2nd||February 23rd|
|Spring Decision||April 6th||April 27th|
|Late Spring Decision**||May 31st||June 15th|
|Summer Decision||July 31st||August 17th|
*To be considered for a Merit Scholarship, students must submit a complete application by February 2nd.
**Applications for international students must be completed by May 31st.