Admission to the graduate program in Genetics Cell Biology and Anatomy requires a bachelor's degree (or higher) in science from an accredited college or university, with a grade average of B or better (3.0 on a 4.0 point scale). Students should have completed the following undergraduate courses:

  • Mathematics: Training through the level of integral calculus is recommended.
  • Chemistry: A minimum of two semesters in general, inorganic or analytical chemistry. Courses in organic chemistry and biochemistry are highly recommended.
  • Physics: A two-semester course in physics.
  • Biological Sciences: A minimum of four semesters of biology, preferably in the zoological sciences. Courses in genetics, cell biology, vertebrate or mammalian anatomy, and physiology are highly recommended.

Individuals for whom English is a second language must meet or exceed a minimum TOEFL score requirement (90 on iBT, 230 on CBT, or 575 on paper-based test). No minimum score requirement is enforced for the Graduate Record Exam. Students enrolling in the Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy graduate program in the past six years have GRE scores averaging 1202 (verbal and quantitative) and greater than 4.0 (new scale) for analytical writing. M.D./Ph.D. students electing to conduct their Ph.D. research in the department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy have an mean MCAT score of 35.

Students are selected for interview and admission on the basis of composite science and math grade-point average, overall undergraduate grade-point average, standardized test scores, letters of recommendation, and the personal statement (see application form).