The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Admission requirements

Information about admission requirements for the MCIBS graduate program
Applicants will need to provide:
  • GRE scores
  • college transcript
  • contact information for 3 references
  • statements about research experience and motivation for graduate study
  • international applicants must take and submit scores for the TOEFL


Successful applicants will typically have:

  • independent research experience- this is usually the most important part of the application!! 
  • GPA above 3 with coursework in biochemistry, molecular and/or cell biology, physics, chemistry and calculus
  • GRE scores of 75th percentile or more on each section- please remember that these are averages, and we look at the whole application for each individual, so please do not view this as a cutoff
  • international applicants: scores of 100 or more with 23 on the speaking section for the internet-based test
  • These are general guidelines, but we look at the whole picture!! So if you are weak in one area, but strong in another then we take that into account!