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How to Apply


Master of Science Program applicants are expected to have completed the following required courses:

  • organic chemistry
  • 3 or more quantitative analysis courses (calculus, statistics, physics, computer scienceprogramming)
  • 4 courses in the Biological Sciences with labs; 2 of the 4 must include:
    • 1 course in Biochemistry
    • 1 course in Genetics
  • 2 additional courses in one of these areas:
    • Biochemistry
    • Physiology
    • Genetics
    • Development
    • Molecular Biology
    • Cell Biology
    • Evolution

Applicants with good records but who lack one or two of the prerequisite courses are eligible for admission, but the missing course must be elected and successfully completed no later than the second term of enrollment.

Application Procedure

All applications are made online through the Rackham Graduate School. 
[Link below in the blue bar.]

Deadline: April 1 for Fall Semester Start
               November 1 for Winter Semester Start

Application must include the following:

  • Completed application form
  • Statement of Purpose — A precise, concise description of your background and career goals, and prior experience
  • Personal Statement — How your background and life experiences motivated you to pursue a Master’s degree in MCDB
  • CV
  • Recommendations — Three (3) letters of recommendation from professors or others qualified to evaluate your potential for graduate research
  • Transcripts — Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
  • Note: we do NOT require the GRE.