Due to the limited number of students accepted each year, admissions are highly competitive. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or the equivalent from a competitive university or college is required, although most students who are admitted have GPAs of 3.5 or higher. Strong performance in undergraduate science and math courses is also imperative. Applicants must take the GRE general test (or MCAT) to be considered for admission. While there is no minimum GRE score, successful applicants tend to have combined scores of 276 or higher and no individual component score below 121 (GRE revised General Test - tests taken on or after August 1, 2011); have combined scores of 1300 or higher and no individual component score below 500 (GRE revised General Test - tests taken prior to August 1, 2011). The GRE subject test is not required, but it can enhance the application considerably. Prior research experience and publications are also preferred.

International students must satisfy formal language requirements. Applicants will also have to demonstrate spoken English language fluency to the admissions committee during a telephone or in-person interview (see below). Most international students who are accepted to the Ph.D. program have previously obtained an undergraduate or masters degree at a U.S. university or college prior to admission and/or have co-authored scientific publications in English language journals.

All students, including those who obtain independent funding, must meet the standards set by the admissions committee and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. View application requirements here

Tuition & Scholarship

Tuition is subject to change each academic year. For more information on current tuition rates and scholarships, visit the BGE Tuition & Financial Aid page.