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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the admissions requirements?

  • Completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 (a B average or higher in science classes)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score (for non-native English speakers only)
  • GRE or other relevant test examinations (e.g., MCAT or DAT)
  • Three letters of recommendation ( 2 from academic sources)
  • Successful interview
  • Applicants from foreign schools are required to submit transcript evaluations either from World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE). These evaluations must be course by course.

Are there other areas of consideration when reviewing an applicant?

  • Applicants with special or unique qualities that make them strong candidates for graduate education are also encouraged to apply; research and related job experience are valued highly.

For more information about the Master of Science in biotechnology program, contact Associate Dean Gabriella Cs-Szabo, PhD, at or at (312) 942-2255.

What is the application deadline?

  • June 15th.  However, qualified applicants will be accepted until the class is full.
  • Applicants are encouraged to apply early to ensure a spot in the program.

When do biotechnology program classes start?

  • The only term of entry is in the fall, which begins first week in September.

How Do I Apply?

All applicants must apply online and you will be requested to:

  • Select the option that says, "Apply Online to the Graduate College Now"
  • Create an account or re-enter your e-mail and password (login) and select the General Application
  • Apply Online Now

For questions about the application process, contact Cara Young at or at (312) 942-7994.

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