► Graduate School Rules apply to this program.
Associate Chair for Graduate Studies: Timberley Roane
Office: North Classroom, 3411
Web site: clas.ucdenver.edu/biology/grad.html
Requirements for Admission
Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, awarded within the preceding nine years. Students whose biology degree was awarded 10 or more years prior to entrance to the UC Denver program will be expected to retake or show competence in the biology core courses. Successful applicants generally have earned an overall GPA of 3.0 or better. Most applicants have an undergraduate major in biology or a related field. Students entering the master’s program in biology must have completed the equivalent of a minor in biology . Although a deficit of one course is allowed, this must be completed within the first semester of entering the master’s program and will not apply toward the degree.
The general GRE is required of all applicants, with scores above the 50th percentile required on all parts. The onlline graduate application form is submitted online to UC Denver graduate admissions. The biology supplemental application form is also required and is submitted directly to the biology program (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Plan I (thesis option) applicants must indicate an area of concentration AND MUST HAVE THE PRIOR APPROVAL OF A FACULTY MEMBER IN BIOLOGY WHO WILL SUPERVISE THEIR THESIS WORK. Prospective thesis students must have a tentative advisor listed on the application form. Plan I applications cannot be considered without this information.
Plan II (course work only) applicants must indicate an area of concentration in addition to the name of a faculty member in biology who has tentatively agreed to serve as your advisor. Applications cannot be considered without this information.
Application deadlines are February 1 for domestic U.S. students and January 15 for international students. Online applications submitted electronically after the deadline dates WILL NOT be considered for that term. Applicants will be given the opportunity to have these applications considered for the next term.
Before submitting an application it is highly recommended that you meet with the associate chair for graduate studies, Dr. Timberley Roane, to make sure this program meets your needs and that you meet the program requirements.