Question 1: Is a college degree required for admission?
Yes, either a BA or BS degree in a science field from an accredited US institution is required. Exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Question 2: Do I need to take an admissions entrance exam to apply to the program?
Yes. Official test scores for the general aptitude portion (verbal, quantitative and analytical of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken with in the last 5 years, with a score greater than or equal to 300 on the combined verbal and quantitative (alternatively, adequate MCAT or DAT scores will be accepted in lieu of GRE scores.
Question 3: Do I need to take any of the GRE subject tests (Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics)?
No, but if you do, they may help strengthen your application.
Question 4: Can I transfer from another graduate program?
No, the MSBS program does not currently accept transfer students, however up to 10 units of credit can be transferred, subject to the approval of the Graduate Dean.
Question 5: Can I transfer credits from another institution?
A maximum of 10 units from other institutions will be accepted as transfer credit at the discretion of the Dean.
Question 6: Do I need lab experience to apply to the MSBS program?
No, but lab experience may help you with your application.
Question 8: Is there an application fee? If so, how much is the application fee?
Yes, there is a non-refundable $50.00 application fee.
Question 7: Is there an advantage to being an in-state applicant?
No. All students are considered on the basis of their ability to complete the program.
Question 8: Is the application paper or electronic?
The application is available electronically on the Apply Now page.
Question 9: Do you accept international students?
Yes. International students are welcome to apply.