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Biology

We are pleased with your interest in our graduate program. Before you continue with the electronic application for admission, we wish to ensure that you are familiar with the minimum requirements for admission to graduate degree study in Biology. It is important to recognize that although satisfaction of these basic requirements does not guarantee graduate admission, failure to satisfy these requirements may lead to automatic denial of admission.

Supporting Documents: Additional documents are required to support the application. Supporting documents should be uploaded to the online application or mailed directly to the graduate program to which you are applying, as directed below. Click the links below for details. Supporting documents include the following, unless specific instructions are noted in the requirements sections of this page:

Application Deadlines: Applications and all supporting documentation must be received on or before the deadlines listed below:

PhD MS Thesis MS Non-Thesis
Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring
U.S. Citizen

Recommended: Jan. 1
Final: March 1

Sept. 1 May 1 Oct 1 July 1 Dec 1
International Recommended: Jan. 1
Final: March 1
No Entry May 1 Oct 1 July 1 Dec 1

 

Contact Information Send Supporting Documents To: (In order to expedite the processing of your application, we ask that you submit all supporting documents in one large envelope.)
Web Sites of Interest
Name: Xianzhong Wang
E-mail: xzwang@iupui.edu
Send inquiries to biograd@iupui.edu
Graduate Office
Department of Biology
Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis
723 West Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
USA

Master's Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    Required -- no minimum score has been set for MS thesis.
    For Non-thesis Quantitative& Verbal should total 295 with 145 minimum for
    Quantitative& 146 minimum for Verbal.
    Minimum Analytical score - 3.5

International Applicant Requirements: 

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    Required -- see above
  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers:
    Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 600
    Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 80
    With the following minimum section requirements:
    Reading: 19
    Listening: 16
    Speaking: 22
    Writing: 18
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 6.5 or higher will be accepted
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 58 or higher will be accepted
  • TWE for Non-Native English Speakers:
    Not required, but recommended

Doctoral Degree Program Basic Requirements

Doctoral degree work may be completed at the IUPUI Campus under an agreement with the West Lafayette Campus; however, the degree will be granted from West Lafayette.

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Master's Degree Completion:
    Not required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    Required -- no minimum score set

International Applicant Requirements:

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Master's Degree Completion:
    Not required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    Required -- no minimum score set
  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers:
    Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 600
    Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 80
    With the following minimum section requirements:
    Reading: 19
    Listening: 16
    Speaking: 22
    Writing: 18
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 6.5 or higher will be accepted
  • TWE for Non-Native English Speakers
    Not required, but recommended

If you do not meet the basic requirements described above, please do not submit an electronic application until you have contacted our graduate program staff.

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