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BCMB Admission Requirements

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Minimum requirements for applicants for the BCMB Ph.D. and M.S. programs are listed below. In some cases, a deficit in a single area may be compensated for by a clear superiority in another area.

  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related discipline
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 and major GPA of 3.0
  • GRE scores (general exam) MCAT or similar tests for admission to professional school may substitute for the GRE
  • A strong background in basic sciences including biology, chemistry, and mathematics
  • International students must demonstrate English proficiency
  • Sponsorship by a faculty member participating in the program
  • Research experience is strongly preferred for the BCMB Ph.D. program

Click here to learn how to apply to CMU's BCMB programs.

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