Pre-requisites for admission to the PhD program

  • A baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited college or university
  • A grade-point average (GPA) of 3.2 or better (on a 4.0 scale)
  • A strong background in biology and/or biochemistry
  • Previous research experience is preferred
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score (Institution code:1833; Department Code: 0208)
  • TOEFL score if English is not the student’s primary language (institution code:1833; Department code: 99)
  • Three to four letters of recommendation to be submitted electronically.

We strongly encourage all applicants to complete the Applicant Information Form upon starting your application to the MDB Program.  For more information, please contact our Program Coordinator, Amanda Middleton at or 513-636-4545.