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How to Apply

APPLICATIONS FOR THE SPRING 2021 COHORT IS NOW CLOSED. Please plan to apply for FALL 2022 and onwards.

(see deadlines below for specific semester when application requirements must be completed and submitted)

Deadline for completed online applications for Fall admission: March 31 

Deadline for completed online applications for Spring admission:  August 31


Students who wish to apply to the PSM degree in Applied Biosciences must have the minimum qualifications:

  • A Bachelors (or equivalent) degree with a major in an area of biosciences from an accredited institution (must be completed before the start of the program).

  • A minimum 3.0 GPA

  • A desire to pursue a professional career in the applied biosciences.

Admissions Process

Students should apply directly to the specific track in the program they wish to pursue. The application should be submitted online (only) via the Graduate College website ( Be prepared to submit the following materials:

  • Scans of all transcripts (official versions will be requested if you are selected for admission)

  • GRE scores (recommended but not required; general test only)

  • English Proficiency  (required if you are not a native speaker of English). Below are acceptable English credentials:

  1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - minimum score of 79 iBT (or 60 on the revised PBT with no section score lower than 15).  Individual MyBest scores must also be dated within 2 years of the enrollment term to be considered valid.
  2. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - minimum composite score of 7, with no subject area below a 6.
  3. Pearson PTE Academic - minimum score of 60
  4. CEPT Full Academic test- 110

For more information on the English Proficiency requirement, please click here

  • GPAs for all undergraduate work

  • A one to two page statement of interests, which outlines your background (including any professional experience) and your professional goals.

You should separately arrange with two references (typically former or current professors or work supervisors) who can comment on your skills, training and potential for the PSM in Applied Biosciences.  You will need to include their names and email addresses in your online application.

Last updated 14 Sep 2021