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Biochemistry, MS, PhD - Application Process

Deadlines

  Fall Entry Spring Entry
Priority Review for ALL applicants March 1 October 1
Domestic Students August 1 December 1
International Students
Also review more information and requirements for international applicants.
April 1 November 1

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 ​1000-word ​(500-word for MS (non-thesis) applicants) personal statement explaining your short and long term study and career goals. ​Applicants to MS (thesis) and PhD - 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. 
  3. Submit resume or CV.
  4. Submit three letters of recommendation.

Prerequisites

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college, or be currently enrolled in an undergraduate/first-professional degree program at the University.
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English.  More information.
  • Present transfer credit, earn advanced placement credit by examination, or obtain credit in undergraduate courses in:
    • 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

Admission Contact:

Graduate Admission

Office Location:

Griffith Hall, Room 130

Address:

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

Phone:

888-996-8747

Email:

graduate@usciences.edu

Contact:

John W. Tomsho, PhD
Program Director

Office Location:

Griffith Hall, Room 310A

Address:

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

Phone:

215-596-7395

Email:

ChemGradProgramDirector@
usciences.edu