Apply to this program through a central application: GradCAS. Review the sections below before you begin.
Admission to the program requires a strong science and mathematics background identical to that required of a student completing the undergraduate program in cell and molecular biology. In addition, admission to the program requires evidence that the applicant will be able to successfully complete a rigorous graduate program in the sciences at a high level of performance. Entrance into the program requires completion of the following.
- Two semesters of organic chemistry
- Two semesters of physics
- A course in calculus
- A bachelor's degree from a Missouri State University recognized accredited college or university and a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale, overall, or for the last 60 hours
- Applicants must have:
- an official transcript including all undergraduate work
- three letters of recommendation
- GRE scores
- a statement of research interest
Applicants will be evaluated for admission based upon their submitted materials. By the end of the first semester, candidates must be accepted into a research laboratory by a member of the Graduate Faculty who becomes the student's advisor.