Application Requirements

The M.S. Program in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics selects candidates who are prepared to take on the academic intensity and focus of our program coursework. The minimum requirements for admission to this program are:

  • A bachelor’s degree with a major in biological sciences (or related field) or post-baccalaureate degree including all premedical requirements; including an undergraduate biochemistry course
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 from undergraduate or post-baccalaureate degree coursework; students below the 3.0 grade point average requirement may be admitted conditionally with approval from both the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and the Graduate School
  • Three letters of recommendation (with one provided by a professor of science coursework)
  • A complete transcript of undergraduate studies
  • Evidence of a good command of English via TOEFL scores (for applicants whose first or native language is not English or have not attended university within the U.S.)
  • Acceptance by both the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and the Graduate School

Admission Deadlines

The M.S. program fall admissions process begins March 15th of each year and continues as a rolling admission until all available seats are filled (or until the first day of July).  Applications for international students need to be submitted by April 15th of each year.

The M.S. program does offer spring admission, though this is generally to a small number of students. Matriculation into the program in the spring defaults a student to at least a three semester timeline, as a number of course requirements are offered this semester which require completion of the fall HBY501 offering as a pre-requisite.

Contact Information 

Inefta Reid, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
M.S. Program Director

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