Undergraduate research experience is strongly recommended.

Applicants for the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology IPBS (PhD) and MS programs are no longer required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical examination. 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.While GRE scores can be submitted and will be evaluated, the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Program has no minimum required GRE or TOEFL scores and applicants are evaluated using a holistic approach.

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. 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
  • 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 about your application, please e-mail: gradapp@luc.edu

A personal interview is required for admission. For international applicants an interview by telephone or video conference must be arranged.

To request more information about the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Program please complete our online request form: REQUEST INFORMATION.

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Contact our program administrator: 

Anna Dauzvardis | BMB Program Administrator & Student Program Recruiter | adauzvardis@luc.edu