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Internal candidates who have an interest in pursuing a Master of
Science degree will be evaluated at the conclusion of their junior
year. Qualified students will then be eligible to take 500 level
courses in conjunction with their senior year coursework provided
that they possess the following qualifications.
Candidates who do not meet the requirements for early start as
well as external candidates applying for the program will apply
during the fall/spring of their senior year and will be considered
for enrollment if they possess the following qualifications.
Internal candidates who wish to be considered for early
enrollment will be considered according to the entry guidelines
that have been set forth above. Students will be required to submit
an unofficial transcript along with the standard graduate school
application. Students will be notified of admissions decisions by
March 15th of their junior year. Students who meet early entry
enrollment requirements will be "provisionally accepted" and will
meet full acceptance requirements upon review of the spring
transcript of the junior year. Students whose overall or
prerequisite GPA falls below 3.0 at the conclusion of the spring,
while not eligible to take graduate level courses during the senior
year, may reapply for admission to the program during the senior
External candidates will be considered on a rolling basis for
the summer cohort of the calendar year for which they are applying.
Students will not be accepted for fall or spring semester entry.
Students will be required to submit an unofficial transcript along
with the standard graduate school application as well as 3 letters
of recommendation. Students will be notified of admissions
decisions after review by the department admissions committee.
Prerequisites for internal candidates are highlight below.
Students must achieve a grade of C or better in each.
Two biology courses (with labs)
One chemistry course (with lab)
External candidates should possess the following prerequisite
coursework, achieving a grade of C or better in each.