Biochemistry, MS, PhD - Application Process

Biochemistry, MS

Application Process

First:
Apply online

Then:

  • Submit official college transcripts from all colleges attended. If you attended USciences we will obtain this transcript for you.
  • Submit an 1000-word personal statement explaining your short and long term study and career goals. Also, please identify at least two of the program’s faculty whose research interests align most closely with yours. Personal statement may be submitted as part of application via the application portal, as an email enclosure, or sent separately via postal mail.
  • Submit resume or CV.
  • Submit three letters of recommendation.

Pre-requisites

Hold at least a bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college, or be currently enrolled in an undergraduate/first-professional degree program at the University and be fluent in both spoken and written English.

Additionally, the following classes are prerequisites for admission into the biochemistry program. Each student must present transfer credit, earn advanced placement credit by examination (the Qualifying Exams) or obtain credit in the following:

  • Calculus (2 semesters)
  • Genetics (1 semester)
  • Analytical Chemistry (1 semester)
  • Literature of Chemistry (1 semester)
  • English Composition (1 semester)
  • Biochemistry (2 semesters)
  • Biochemistry Laboratory (1 semester)
  • Physical Chemistry (1 semester)
  • Cell Biology or Advanced Biochemistry (1 semester)
  • Organic Chemistry with laboratory (2 semesters)

Required Examinations

  • The GRE is required.
  • Students must either pass the following entrance exams: Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical, Chemistry, and Biochemistry OR students may opt to take one or all of these courses at the undergraduate level and receive a “B-” or better.

*Students are allowed to retake the entrance exam, and must pass all exams or earn a B- or better in these subject areas before they can progress to their second year of graduate study.

Deadlines

  Fall Entry Spring Entry
Priority Review for ALL applicants March 1 October 1
Domestic Students August 1 December 1
International Students March 1 October 1

Biochemistry, MS (Non-Thesis)

Application Process

First:
Apply online

Then:

  1. Submit official college transcripts from all colleges attended. If you attended USciences we will obtain this transcript for you.
  2. Submit a 500-word personal statement explaining your short and long term study and career goals. personal statement may be submitted as part of application via the application portal, as an email enclosure, or sent separately via postal mail.
  3. Submit resume or CV.
  4. Submit three letters of recommendation.

Pre-requisites

Hold at least a bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college, or be currently enrolled in an undergraduate/first-professional degree program at the University and be fluent in both spoken and written English.

Additionally, the following classes are prerequisites for admission into the biochemistry program. Each student must present transfer credit, earn advanced placement credit by examination (the Qualifying Exams) or obtain credit in the following:

  • Calculus (2 semesters)
  • Genetics (1 semester)
  • Analytical Chemistry (1 semester)
  • Literature of Chemistry (1 semester)
  • English Composition (1 semester)
  • Biochemistry (2 semesters)
  • Biochemistry Laboratory (1 semester)
  • Physical Chemistry (1 semester)
  • Cell Biology or Advanced Biochemistry (1 semester)
  • Organic Chemistry with laboratory (2 semesters)

Required Examinations

  • The GRE is required.
  • Students must either pass the following entrance exams: Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical, Chemistry, and Biochemistry OR students may opt to take one or all of these courses at the undergraduate level and receive a “B-” or better.

*Students are allowed to retake the entrance exam, and must pass all exams or earn a B- or better in these subject areas before they can progress to their second year of graduate study.

Deadlines

  Fall Entry Spring Entry
Priority Review for ALL applicants March 1 October 1
Domestic Students August 1 December 1
International Students March 1 October 1

Biochemistry, PhD

Application Process

First:
Apply online

Then:

  • Submit official college transcripts from all colleges attended. If you attended USciences we will obtain this transcript for you.
  • Submit an 1000-word personal statement explaining your short and long term study and career goals. Also, please identify at least two of the program’s faculty whose research interests align most closely with yours. Personal statement may be submitted as part of application via the application portal, as an email enclosure, or sent separately via postal mail.
  • Submit resume or CV
  • Submit three letters of recommendation.

Pre-requisites

Hold at least a bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college, or be currently enrolled in an undergraduate/first-professional degree program at the University and be fluent in both spoken and written English.

Additionally, the following classes are prerequisites for admission into the biochemistry program. Each student must present transfer credit, earn advanced placement credit by examination (the Qualifying Exams) or obtain credit in the following:

  • Calculus (2 semesters)
  • Genetics (1 semester)
  • Analytical Chemistry (1 semester)
  • Literature of Chemistry (1 semester)
  • English Composition (1 semester)
  • Biochemistry (2 semesters)
  • Biochemistry Laboratory (1 semester)
  • Physical Chemistry (1 semester)
  • Cell Biology or Advanced Biochemistry (1 semester)
  • Organic Chemistry with laboratory (2 semesters)

Required Examinations

  • The GRE is required.
  • Students must either pass the following entrance exams: Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical, Chemistry, and Biochemistry OR students may opt to take one or all of these courses at the undergraduate level and receive a “B-” or better.

*Students are allowed to retake the entrance exam, and must pass all exams or earn a B- or better in these subject areas before they can progress to their second year of graduate study.

Deadlines

  Fall Entry Spring Entry
Priority Review for ALL applicants March 1 October 1
Domestic Students August 1 December 1
International Students March 1 October 1

Contact:

James R. McKee, PhD
Program Director

Office Location:

Robert McNeil Graduate Study and Research Center, Room 201

Address:

University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-596-8847

Email:

j.mckee@usciences.edu