To be considered for admission to the Master of Biotechnology graduate program at Penn State, prospective students must have:
An appropriate academic background, including a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) during the last two years (junior/senior) of a bachelor's degree at an accredited college or university. Research experience is desirable.
Proficiency in the English language. With some exceptions (noted below), international candidates are required to take the TOEFL (Test Of English as a Foreign Language) or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) and submit the results of the test with application for admission.
Institution code: 2660
Department code: 30
Note: International applicants are exempt from the TOEFL/IELTS requirement if they have received a baccalaureate or a master's degree from a college/university/institution in any of the following countries: Australia, Belize, British Caribbean and British West Indies, Canada (except Quebec), England, Guyana, Republic of Ireland, Liberia, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland, United States, and Wales.
- GRE scores are not required. Self-reporting or sending official GRE scores is done at the applicant's discretion and will not positively or negatively impact chance of acceptance.
Applicants also must complete the forms and send in the materials outlined in the instructions on how to apply.