Admission to the graduate programs offered by the Department of Genetics Cell Biology and Anatomy requires a bachelor's degree (or higher) in science from an accredited college or university, with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 (on a 4.0 scale) for PhD students and 3.0 for MS students. 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 the paper-based test).
For PhD students and research-based MS students, a GRE is optional. For MD/PhD students, an MCAT score is required. For MS Medical Anatomy students, GRE, MCAT, or DAT are acceptable.
Students are selected for interview and admission based upon 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).