In addition to the University requirements of admission, all students seeking a degree for the M.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology must also meet the following requirements:
NOTE: Students applying for the Research Thesis need to have been accepted by a faculty member before admission, therefore materials need to be submit ted promptly to allow time to circulate to the faculty.
Admission to the M.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology status may be full or conditional; conditional admission may be granted to applicants with deficiencies in their background. Applicants for the Professional Science Masters in Cell and Molecular Biology must have an underlying base of knowledge relevant to graduate studies in the Life Sciences. This knowledge can be demonstrated by previous academic study or professional experience.
If you have not yet taken the GRE, a conditional admission is possible.
Candidates without sufficient relevant background experience may satisfy any deficiency with appropriate graduate or undergraduate courses, as recommended by a faculty advisor in the program and approved by the Cell and Molecular Biology Admissions Committee and the Program Director.
When identified deficiencies are satisfactorily met, the applicant will be granted full admission to the program. Applications for admission will be reviewed as they are submitted.
See the Transfer of Credit portion of the Graduate Admission section of the GVSU catalog for general provisions. If a candidate wishes any courses taken prior to admission to the Master of Science in CMB program to be counted towards the required credits, the request must be made at the time of application. The decision to allow credits to transfer will be made by the CMB Graduate Program Committee and the student's Graduate Committee Chair.