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BCMB Admissions

Applicants applying to any one of the BCMB programs (Biochemistry & Structural Biology, Cell & Developmental Biology and Molecular Biology) are automatically considered for admission to the BCMB Allied program.

An applicant must have earned a baccalaureate degree or equivalent from a college or university of recognized standing, and show promise of ability to pursue advanced study and research, as judged by his or her previous record.

Students are admitted once a year for the start of the academic year in the Fall, which is defined by the start of courses in September. The application process occurs in the preceding academic year (the application deadline is December 1st).

Admissions Process

After a completed application is received, the application and all supporting information are initially screened by an admissions committee of the program of study to which the student is applying. The strongest candidates are invited to attend the Graduate School’s interview days held in February. During these two-day periods, applicants experience program orientation, personal interviews and opportunities to interact with fellow applicants, current graduate students and faculty.

Following interviews, each program forwards recommendations on candidates for acceptance to the Graduate School Dean for final decision, who then notifies candidates of their acceptance. The final date for acceptance is April 15.

Read here to learn more about WCGS admissions process and time line.