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 an 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:

The minimum scores required by BYU are:

IELTS

  • Overall band score of 7.0, and
  • Listening: minimum 6.0
  • Reading: minimum 6.0
  • Writing: minimum 6.0
  • Speaking: minimum 6.0

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