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Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate Degree - in biology, chemistry, or other related field
  • GPA of 3.0 or Greater - in the last 60 credit hours of course work
  • Transcripts - One unofficial transcript
  • Three Letters of Recommendation - The letters should be submitted online by all references. Instructions are available through the online application system
  • Statement of Intent - Tell your experiences, strengths, and future plans. This will be requested in the online application
  • Graduate Record Exam - The GRE can be scheduled and paid for at www.gre.org. BYU's institution number is 4019
  • Application Fee - $50

See additional info on the Graduate Studies Application Checklist

Applications for the 2018-2019 school year due: January 15, 2018

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International Students

In addition to the list above, the following items are required for international students:

  • Form I-2 (if using a sponsor) - Financial Certification Form, found in the online application
  • Credential Evaluation - For degrees awarded outside the USA, all official transcripts, diplomas, and marksheets must be submitted to the International Education Research Foundation (IERF)
  • Language Test - Students whose native language is not Englush must pass either the IELTS or TOEFL English proficiency exams. These tests can be scheduled and paid for at www.ielts.org or www.toefl.org. A helpful free study guide can be accessed here

For non-native english speakers, the minimum scores required by BYU are:

IELTS

Overall band score of 7
Listening: minimum 6
Reading: minimum 6
Writing: minimum 6
Speaking: minimum 6

TOEFL

TOEFL CBT (computer-based): 237, or
TOEFL PBT (paper-based): 580, or
TOEFL iBT (internet-based): 85 and
Reading: minimum 21
Listening: minimum 21
Writing: minimum 21
Speaking: minimum 22