Note: Be sure to check for specific, updated requirements at the website of the program you are interested in. This information was probably correct when we put it here but don't count on it still being so! Information compiled 7-28-2010

SCHOOL

DEADLINE

MS

PhD

Funding Available?

Recom-
mendation letters

GRE

George Mason

November*(Spring), March* (Fall) -- MS

February* -- Ph.D.

YES***

3

**

**

James Madison University

February*

YES***

3

**

University of Virginia

December*

YES***

2

**

Virginia Commonwealth

January*

YES***

3

>1100

Virginia Tech

December*

YES***

3


>1000

William and Mary

February*

YES***

3

**

*Check website for exact date
**Satisfactory scores required
***Please note that funding is competitive
 Indicates the presence of a MS or PhD program in the Biology department. 


 


 

GEORGE MASON

http://mmb.gmu.edu/index.php?content=140#140

Master’s
November 1st – spring
March 15th – fall
GRE general exam

PhD Biosciences (FALL ONLY)
February 15th
GRE general exam & either Biology or biochemistry subject exam

JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY

http://www.jmu.edu/biology/gradprogram.shtml

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

http://www.virginia.edu/biology/grad/prospective.htm

PhD & Masters

Deadline December 21st (No spring admission)

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY

http://www.has.vcu.edu/bio/graduate/

Master’s
Combined GRE of 1100
Competitive applications 3.0 GPA
The deadline for applications to the Master of Science in biology program is January 15 for students who wish to be given highest preference for financial support for the following fall semester

PhD
http://www.vcu.edu/lifesci/phd/
GPA 3.0 for last 60 credits of undergraduate work
3 letters of recommendation
Deadline is March 1st.
Most competitive for financial aid is Feb 1st.
Satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Scores for appropriate advanced tests — in particular biology, chemistry, or molecular biology/biochemistry — are recommended.

VIRGINIA TECH

http://www.biol.vt.edu/graduate/

Look at individual websites for additional information/requirements regarding specific programs
combined GRE 1000 or higher
GPA 3.0 or higher.
Subject GRE not required
To compete for financial aid, applications for fall admission must be completed by December 31.
Applications are accepted after this date but the opportunities for financial aid are diminished.  Most graduate teaching assistantships are awarded by April 1.  We do not accept applications for spring semester.

WILLIAM AND MARY

http://www.wm.edu/as/biology/graduate/index.php

Masters

February 1st to be competitive with financial aid
GRE required, subject tests recommended

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