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Information for Applicants
Requirements for Consideration
- Successful completion of two semesters or equivalent course in general chemistry, and courses in general biology, general physics, and organic chemistry.
- Undergraduate courses in analytical chemistry, calculus, genetics, physiology, biochemistry and statistics are desirable.
- Overall undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
- GRE score on the General Test. Presentation of scores from an appropriate Subject Test is desirable.
- Graduate students may be admitted to either the M.S. program or directly to the Ph.D. program.
- Students who elect to begin the M.S. program and later decide to pursue the Ph.D. before finishing the M.S. may do so by petitioning the Departmental Faculty. This action requires a GPA in accordance with the current Academic Catalog.
Note: The Department is pleased to answer any of your questions regarding our curriculum and training. However, The Department will not comment on an applicant's suitability prior to reviewing a completed application. Please do not email or mail the Department your GRE scores, TOEFL scores or university grades. This information cannot be used for any decisions.
The Application Process
How should I apply?
It is our aim to provide a fair, balanced review of applications with the least amount of delay. In order to do this, applications must be submitted online through the UND Graduate School Admissions Page.
All application forms are available on the above web site and all supporting documentation must be submitted electronically using the above web site.
When should I submit my application?
The deadline for applications is February 1. Applications received after that date will be considered but will have a lower priority for financial assistance.
We strongly suggest that the GRE (and if necessary the TOEFL, see below) is taken prior to the end of the previous fall semester. Given the volume of applications and time of processing, the reporting of scores and inclusion into admission files after that period can be delayed. The UND Institutional Code for the GRE is 6878. Our Departmental Code for the GRE is 0216.
A TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score is required of ALL applicants whose native language is not English. This is the only evidence of competence in English that is acceptable to UND and must be submitted before any application is considered. Test score requirements will not be waived or delayed. TOEFL scores older than two years are not valid. The UND Institutional Code for the TOEFL is 6878.
A minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) must be achieved on the TOEFL to be considered for admission. For the TOEFL iBT, student must have at least 21/30 Speaking, 19/30 Listening, 19/30 Reading, and 17/30 writing with at least a 76/120 total score.
Non-native speakers of English who have received a bachelor's degree or higher in the United States or English-speaking Canada are not required to take the TOEFL. TOEFL applications may be obtained from:
TOEFL, Educational Testing Service
Princeton, NJ 08541-6155, USA