Students in this program will gain:

• Acquisition of specific knowledge about biotechnology and related sub-disciplines

• Hands-on experience in biotechnology industry through an internship

• Networking contacts within the biotechnology industry

• Increase in potential for employment and advanced studies

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Application Deadline 
Applicants who are undergraduate juniors should apply during the fall semester of their junior year to the Graduate Admission Office. The due date for applications is February 15.  The accepted students will start the program in the summer of their junior year.

Admission Requirements 
Applicants must:

  • Submit an official transcript from each college or university attended as an undergraduate student.
  • Have an overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale; including 3.00 or above grades in science courses.
  • Have planned coursework or training in statistics, and at least one course in cell biology, genetics, or molecular biology before the end of junior year.  Applicants may be required to complete additional coursework while enrolling in courses for this graduate program.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test score reports are waived.
  • Provide three (3) current letters of recommendation, preferably one from the student's advisor and one from a faculty member.
  • Provide a current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Submit a 300-word statement of purpose.
  •  4+1 Program Specific Application

The admissions committee will begin the review of applicant materials upon receipt of all required documents. Complete applications include: application form, three current letters of recommendation, 300-word personal statement, and all official undergraduate transcripts.

The student will have to fulfill the entire undergraduate course requirement, for the Bachelor of Science degree which could include up to three graduate courses.  For the PSM program, the student is required to complete 13 courses: 10 core courses, two elective courses, one 400-hour industry-based capstone internship course (the three courses taken across the student's senior year are counted as course credits toward both the undergraduate and graduate programs).  Students are admitted to the program in the Spring semester of the Junior year, and are expected to start taking graduate courses in the summer of their rising senior year.  Students who begin the program but cannot complete the degree requirements with their incoming cohort may, with the guidance and approval of the Program Director, develop an alternative plan for completion. 

Admitted students who do not have coursework or training in statistics and at least one course in cell biology, genetics, or molecular biology must plan to complete the undergraduate coursework before enrolling in courses for this graduate program.

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