Eligibility for the Master's Programs

Admission is competitive and dependent upon the availability of openings in each program. Candidates for admission are evaluated on the basis of academic achievement, recommendations from former professors, and other data documenting academic performance and experience. Honors, awards, and professional experience in a major field of specialization also are taken into consideration. Prospective students are welcome to consult with one of the advisors or contact persons before submitting an application.

A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university is required. Applicants are encouraged to have completed college courses in biology, physics, general chemistry, and organic chemistry. Masterís students intending on subsequently applying to medical or dental programs should have already satisfied any specific academic requirements of those programs.

The record should be supported with excellent GRE, MCAT or DAT scores, as well as at least 2 strong recommendations from individuals - preferably professors, instructors or advisors (not TAís) - who have direct knowledge of the applicant's academic performance in science-related fields. Applicants are welcome to submit additional recommendations.

Among other things, the personal statement should be used as an opportunity to explain what the student hopes to gain from the program and why the student will be successful.