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EEB Admissions

Admission to EEB is competitive. Out of approximately 100 applications per year, ~12 students are admitted, 25% of whom are international. The average GPA for the current incoming cohort is approximately 3.7 (on a 4.0 grading scale). For international students, TOEFL scores of at least 79 overall, plus 21 on Writing and 19 on Reading are required. GRE scores are not required for the application or admission to EEB. 

Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2023 admission is December 1, 2022.

Admission Criteria

Prospective students must have earned a B.S., B.A., or equivalent undergraduate degree at an accredited institution of higher education. Required academic preparation typically includes coursework in biology (plant and animal), genetics, chemistry (organic and inorganic), calculus (differential and integral), and physics. For students with demonstrated academic abilities, coursework deficiencies can be filled during the first year of graduate study.

Required Materials

Required documents for admission include:

  • Online application
  • Application fee (cannot be waived)
  • Transcripts (unofficial)
  • Personal Statement and Diversity Statement
  • CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores (International students only)
Application Process

All application materials must be uploaded directly to the online application system. Do NOT mail any paper documents to the Graduate School Admissions Office.

Utilize the Application Checklist to ensure that you complete your application correctly and completely. Make sure all materials are included before you submit.

Admission Decision

A decision on your application will be emailed to you after your application has been carefully reviewed by the admissions committee. Financial assistance and admission notifications begin around mid-February.