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Department of Federated Department of Biological Sciences

Graduate Programs

NJIT offers both the Master of Science (MS) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Graduate Programs in Biological Sciences.

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Applicants to both programs are expected to have an undergraduate degree in biology from an accredited institution, although candidates with other backgrounds will be considered.  Courses in General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics and Calculus are required. 

A completed application including all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, General Record Exam (GRE) scores, three letters of recommendation, and if applicable TOEFL scores are required.  The GRE subject test is not required, but recommended.
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Application Deadlines
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  • Applications for the MS program are due by July 1 for the Fall semester and November 15 for the Spring semester. 

  • Applications to the PhD program must be submitted by February 15 for admission in the following Fall semester.  Please note that PhD candidates may begin enrollment in the Fall semesters only. 
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Admissions

To apply to either the graduate program, please visit the Graduate Admissions web site for application information, tuition and fees, and more. Graduate Applicants may apply online or request an application as well.
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Courses

A full listing of graduate biology courses can be found in the graduate course catalog.
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Bridge Program

Students may be required to take additional undergraduate or graduate courses before beginning the graduate curriculum. These courses will not be counted toward degree requirements.
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