Undergraduate research experience is strongly recommended.
The applicant must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical examination, and have the scores reported to Loyola University Chicago. It is recommended that applicants also take the Subject Exam in Cell and Molecular Biology but this is not a requirement. International applicants must possess a degree equivalent to a Bachelor's degree as granted in the United States. Foreign applicants must also take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and have scores reported to Loyola University Chicago.
Applicants for the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (MS) or IPBS (PhD) program apply online with no application fee. Early submission is encouraged as the first round of applications are evaluated in early December. Evaluations are made on entire, complete application packet, and the deadline for all materials is March 15 for academic year applied. The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Program has no minimum required GRE or TOEFL scores and applicants are evaluated using a holistic approach. However, our program is challenging and we only admit students with demonstrated aptitude and enthusiasm for science. To give applicants an idea of the type of student we accept, the following table shows the 75th and 25th percentile GRE scores and GPAs for students who were admitted into our MS program.
Domestic applicants are required to submit the following documents for admission:
- A completed admission application
- One set of official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended
- Official GRE scores from the General Exam taken within the past four years
- Three letters of recommendation
- Statement of Purpose
For international applicants, the following documents are required in addition to those listed above:
- TOEFL or IELTS scores
- A Declaration and Certification of Finances Form (This is required for MS applicants only)
- Evaluations of international transcripts by an outside credentialing service. Go to www.ece.org for information about this service and to download an application.
All application documents should be sent to:
Graduate and Professional Enrollment Management
Loyola University Chicago
820 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60611
If you have any questions, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
A personal interview is required for admission. For international applicants an interview by telephone or video conference must be arranged.
To request more information which will answer questions you may have about the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Program admission and application process, please complete our online request form: http://www.luc.edu/gpem/rfi/index.shtml
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