Admissions Requirements

Students who hold a bachelor's degree in a biological, medical or scientific field are eligible to apply for admission if appropriate science courses are satisfied. Applicants who hold a bachelor's degree from a different field must possess, at a minimum:

  • Two semesters of basic biology (or equivalent)
  • Two semesters of general chemistry
  • 20 additional credits of biology (one semester of organic chemistry or biochemistry or equivalent is recommended)

Applications are accepted throughout the year and must include:

  • A letter of intent, including a detailed autobiography of personal, professional and educational achievements
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Copies of any relevant professional licenses or certificates
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work completed
  • Undergraduate course work in biochemistry, microbiology and genetics is highly recommended
  • Application form and fee

Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.75. Although Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required, the scores can provide another indication of a student's intellectual ability.

For additional information about the program or to arrange a campus tour or interview, call the Graduate Admissions Office at 203-582-8672 or 800-462-1944.

Write to Quinnipiac University Graduate Admissions at 275 Mount Carmel Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518-1940.

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For directions to campus, see our Visit Quinnipiac page or call 203-582-8601.

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