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Graduate Admissions

Admission Requirements

Microbiology Graduate Program Checklist

Please verify you have completed all the steps below.  Your file can not be reviewed until each step is complete.

  • Complete Graduate School application

    As part of the application:
    • Official GRE scores (optional)
    • Official College Transcripts must be submitted
    • Pay $60 application fee
    • Have 3 letters of recommendation submitted directly to the department

Priority guidelines for selection for the program are as follows:

  1. Completed undergraduate program with a 3.0 or better GPA (on 4.0 system).  Included should be:
    • One full year of general biological science
    • One year of calculus
    • Two years of chemistry, including one year organic
    • One year of physics
    • Introductory microbiology course
  2. Submission of GRE scores is optional.
  3. Three letters of recommendation.
  4. For international students, satisfactory TOEFL or IELTS scores are required. For example, for the internet test, applicants with a minimum combined TOEFL score of 92, and a minimum score of 20 for each individual section will be given priority. For IELTS, a 6.5 overall band score is required.

Application Procedure

We begin accepting applications for Fall 2023 on October 1. Preference will be given to applications received before Decemebr 1.

  1. Official Graduate School Application.  You must apply online via the Graduate School's website. As part of the online application, you must submit:
    • One copy of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
    • GRE scores (optional)
    • Non-Refundable $60 application fee. Please submit this form to request an application fee waiver on the basis of financial need..
    • Three letters of recommendation

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