Admission Requirements

  • General Requirements

    • Completed application
    • Transcripts from all prior institutions
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • TOEFL scores if English is not a first language
  • Program Specific Requirements

    • Students are expected to have a Bachelor’s degree in one of the sciences from an accredited college or university, with courses in math (calculus preferred), biology (preferably including ecology and microbiology), chemistry, physics, and earth sciences. 
    • If an applicant’s undergraduate science and math preparation are not adequate, appropriate undergraduate courses may be required in addition to the graduate program. 
    • If the applicant’s undergraduate grade point average is less than 3.0 (4 point scale), the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required as part of the application package. 
    • All international applicants must submit GRE scores to be considered.