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Candidates for admission are evaluated on the basis of academic achievement, personal interviews (PhD program), recommendations from former professors and research experience. Applicants should have strong motivation to achieve a successful career in science, industry or education. Honors, awards, and professional experience in a relevant field are also taken into consideration. Prospective students are encouraged to consult with program directors and admissions chairs before submitting an application (see contact information on individual track pages).
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university is required. Applicants are expected to have completed college courses in biology, physics, general chemistry, and organic chemistry. The GRE is not required, but applicants are welcome to submit their scores if they would like to. Official degree transcripts are required and must be provided prior to matriculation.
Applicants must arrange for at least 3 recommendations, preferably from academic instructors, who have direct knowledge of the applicant's academic performance in science-related fields or research, and are encouraged to include a letter from a laboratory mentor if they have undertaken research.