Admission Requirements

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology M.Sc. program is governed by the general graduate guidelines of the College of Graduate Studies' policies and procedures, including its standards for admission of students. Applicants to the M.Sc. program are required to hold a B.Sc. in Biochemistry, Chemistry, combined Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biology, or a related field.

Applicants to the M.Sc. program are expected to have a B+ (76%) average or higher in their third- and fourth-year classes or at least 12 credits in third- and fourth-year classes in their intended field of study with an A- (80%) or higher average. Applicants who have a four-year baccalaureate degree, or its academic equivalent, which does not meet the requirements stated above, but who have had significant formal training and relevant professional experience to offset such deficiencies, may be granted admission on the recommendation of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology graduate program committee and with the approval of the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Ph.D. program is governed by the general graduate guidelines of the College of Graduate Studies' policies and procedures, including its standards for the admission of students. Ph.D. applicants are required to hold a M.Sc. or equivalent in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, or a related field.

Students registered in the M.Sc. program may transfer to the Ph.D. program within 18 months of entering the program upon completion of 12 credits of coursework with at least an 80% (A-) average (9 credits of which must be at the 500-level), and approval of the student’s advisory committee. Such transfers must comply with the regulations of the College of Graduate Studies.

In exceptional cases, students not meeting these requirements may be admitted to the program provided they have the support of a faculty advisor, approval from the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology graduate program committee, and permission from the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies.

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