Undergraduate training in one of the natural or physical sciences is required. It is also desirable that students have had at least a year of calculus, as well as courses in organic and physical chemistry, physics, genetics, biochemistry, and cell biology. Some deficiencies in this background may be made up while in graduate school.
The general GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is required. A GRE Subject Test in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, or physics, is strongly recommended. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is also required for international applicants whose native language is not English. The minimum score TOEFL required is 250 (CBT) or 600 (PBT) or 100 (IBT). International students who receive a bachelor's degree in the U.S.A. may be exempted from the TOEFL test requirement.
Completed applications are due by January 4, 2013, for admission in the 2013 fall term. We do not admit students for the spring term.
Acceptance to the program is determined by a student's academic background as well as consideration of prior research experience, GRE scores, and letters of recommendation. Tuition, fees and a generous stipend are paid for all graduate students accepted to the program.