Biological Sciences

Supported Degree Objectives

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Master of Science (MS)
  • Non Degree

Required Supporting Documents

English Proficiency Requirements

  • The following English proficiency minimum scores are required by this program for the tests listed below. To view additional English proficiency options accepted by this program and the Graduate School, visit the English Proficiency Requirements page.

TOEFL: Internet-Based Test (IBT): Minimum Overall Required Score: 107
Minimum section requirements:

  • Reading: 22
  • Listening: 22
  • Speaking: 26
  • Writing: 24

IELTS (Academic Module): Minimum Overall Required Score: 7.5
Minimum section requirements:

  • Reading: 6.5
  • Listening: 6
  • Speaking: 6
  • Writing: 5.5

Doctoral and Thesis-Master's Degree Program Requirements

  • Cumulative Grade Point Average from most recently conferred undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree:
    • 3.0 or equivalent (A=4.0)

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Spring Summer
    December 7 No Entry No Entry

Program Contact Information

Additional Information

  • Current master's students wishing to move to a doctoral degree program in this same graduate program will not be required to submit a new application.
  • When applying, you should apply for your ultimate degree goal. A Master's is not needed to apply to the Ph.D. program UNLESS the Bachelor's degree earned was a three-year program. If that is the case, the applicant must have completed or be in the final year of a two-year MS program when applying. The MS degree must be completed before classes would begin here in August of the year for which you are applying.
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