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How to Apply

Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission:
Please answer the following questions in your 2-page personal statement:

  • What do you want to do in the future (your career)? Why do you want to obtain this degree? How will it help you in your future career?
  • Why are you a good fit for our program? What are your strengths? What will help us be comfortable with knowing that you will be successful in our program?
  • If pursuing the PhD or Master of Science (thesis), what is your research area of interest? Who would be the best match for your interest? Why?

3 Letters of Recommendation:

  • Preferred: Academic references (e.g. instructors and research mentors)
  •  Acceptable: Managers and supervisors
    • Should speak to more than one of the following characteristics: academic knowledge and skills; ethics and integrity; dependability and consistency; oral communication; written communication; working with others; leadership; independence and initiative; likelihood for success in our program.
  • Not Acceptable: Co-workers, friends, and family

GRE is waived for those with:

  • Professional credentials with a board certifying test (MD, RDN, RN, etc) or
  • A previous master’s degree (MBA, MS, etc) or
  • At least 9 graduate level credits with a B or better

GRE-alternatives include:

  • Graduate/professional exams (LSAT, MCAT, MAT, etc) or
  • A face-to-face or virtual interview with a program faculty member and a 30-minute timed writing sample

Pre-requisite courses:

  • Biology
  • Organic Chemistry
    • Courses can be completed at any institution (community college or university)

4-year BS or BA with a 3.0 GPA or higher

  • If your GPA is below a 3.0, you will need to complete at least 9 graduate level credits with a B or better to demonstrate ability to be successful before applying.
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