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Deadlines for Graduate Applications

Ph.D. Deadlines:

  • Fall semester – December 8th
  • Spring semester – Does not admit
  • Summer semester – Does not admit
Master’s Deadlines:
  • Fall semester
    • Early Admission – June 15
    • Regular Admission – July 15
  • Spring semester
    • Early Admission – September 15th
    • Regular Admission – November 15th
  • Summer semester – Does not admit

Requirements for Admissions

  • An undergraduate or master’s degree in biology, chemistry or a related field (at least a 3.0/4.0 GPA)
  • Transcripts of past academic performance
  • GRE Scores
    • at least 40th percentile on all 3 sections (for Ph.D. applicants)
    • at least 40th percentile on at least 2 sections (for Master’s applicants)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of recommendation
    • Two (2) letters of recommendation (for Ph.D. applicants)
    • Three (3) letters of recommendation (for Master’s applicants)
  • TOEFL/IELTS scores (International students only)
    • at least an 80 on TOEFL
    • at least 6.5 on IELTS


For Students, who do not have an undergraduate degree in Biology or Chemistry:

The following pre-reqs are recommended:

  • Biol 1103K Introductory Biology I or Biol 2107K Principles of Biology I
  • Biol 1104K  Introductory Biology II or Biol 2108K Principles of Biology II
  • Biol 3800/7800 Molecular Cell Biology
  • BIOL 3810/7810 Molecular Cell Biology Laboratory-CTW
  • Biol 3840/7840 Animal Biology
  • Biol 3900/7900 Genetics
  • Chem 1101K Introductory Chemistry I or Chem 1211K Principles of Chemistry I
  • Chem 1102K Introductory Chemistry II or Chem 1212K Principles of Chemistry II
  • Chem 2400 Organic Chemistry I
  • Chem 3410 Organic Chemistry II
  • Chem 4600/6600 Biochemistry I

To Apply

Apply Online through the “College of Arts & Sciences”

Applicants may obtain additional information about the Department of Biology or specific disciplines by contacting:

Larialmy Allen
Graduate Advisor
Department of Biology
Georgia State University
P. O. Box 4010
Atlanta, Georgia 30302-4010
Phone: (404) 413-5314