Ph. D. Admission Requirements

Prospective doctoral students are selected by an admissions committee that considers the overall qualities of the applicant. Areas of consideration include academic achievement, GRE scores, research experience and interests, and letters of recommendation. All selected candidates will be required to have personal interviews with members of the admissions committee. 


Admission Requirements

Ph.D. Program

  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited university
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in the sciences
  • GRE score (70 percentile) or higher
  • Personal Interview 

Ph.D. Program

40 min. Science Credits to include:

  • General biology (1 year)
  • General chemistry (1 year) 

Additional Recommended Courses

  • General physics (1 year)
  • Biochemistry (1 year)
  • Organic chemistry (1 year)
  • Mathematics including integral and differential calculus