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MS Deadlines to Apply for Domestic Applicants:


Full-time/Part-time On-Ground and Online Programs: August 1st


Full-time/Part-time On-Ground and Online Programs: December 1st

MS Deadlines to Apply for International Applicants:

Fall Only

Full-time On-Ground program for International Students: May 1st

Certificate Deadlines to Apply*


August 25th


December 15th

*To qualify for application, individuals must be eligible to study in the U.S. on a part-time basis.

Admission Prerequisites Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent to a US Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Chemistry, Chemical or Biochemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Science, or a related discipline from an accredited college or university.
  • Successful completion of the following courses**
    • Biochemistry: course completed by 12/31 for fall admission or 12/31 or prior to BIOT 6299 for spring admission
    • Molecular Biology, Genetics, OR Physiology: course completed by the end of second semester
    • Organic Chemistry: course completed by the end of second semester
    • College-Level Calculus: course completed by 9/1 for fall or spring admission

MS applicants that have not completed these courses can still apply and be accepted. MS applicants that are accepted into the program will be required to complete the courses by the dates listed above.

**MS Program Only

Application Requirements

  • Online Application
  • $75 application fee
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • Pre-requisite form**
  • Three letters of recommendation are required for the MS program. Two letters are required for the Certificate Program (Interfolio or third party recommendations are not accepted)
  • Unofficial Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate study
  • Official transcripts outside of the US must be submitted to Educational Credential Evaluators, Center for Educational Documentation, or World Education Services for credentialing
  • Official GRE scores** (institution code 3682). The GRE requirement will be waived for applicants who have earned a graduate degree from a US institution. For applicants who have earned a graduate degree from a non-US institution, scores from a GRE taken more than five years ago will be accepted.
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores (institution code 3682) for Non-Native English speaking applicants. The English language requirement is waived for international applicants that hold an undergraduate or graduate degree from a US institution.
  • It is recommended that applicants have earned minimum test scores of the following: 304 GRE (verbal and quantitative), 100 TOEFL or 7 IELTS or PTE 68.

**MS Program Only

All application materials are required to be submitted online. Complete applications will be reviewed as they are received.

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We look forward to receiving your application. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions and Student Services at or 617.373.4275.