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IGPBS Admission

To be admitted to a basic science graduate program, the applicant must meet the following general entrance requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree (B.S. or B.A.).
  2. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score.
  3. The following academic prerequisites:
    (a) 2 semesters of general chemistry
    (b) 2 semesters of organic chemistry or one semester of organic chemistry and one semester of biochemistry
    (c) 2 semesters of biological sciences
    (d) 1 semester of calculus
    (e) 1 semester of physics
  4. Three letters of reference.
  5. For international applicants, a satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) taken within the last 2 years.
  6. A background check is required during the admission process; it may affect the student's eligibility to enter the program.

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Applications to the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program, as well as direct applications to the basic sciences departments, are facilitated by IGPBS staff. Please complete the online application. Application details are on the IGPBS website.

In addition to the online application we require 1 copy of your official college transcripts, an official copy of your GRE score (Institutional code 6895, department code 5101), and 3 letters of reference.

International applicants must request that an official copy of their TOEFL scores be sent to the IGPBS Office (Institutional code 6895; department code 5101).

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