MS Admission Information

GradApp is now open for Fall 2023 applications.

Notice: Due to the challenging circumstances caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the GRE test is NOT required for the master’s program application for Fall 2023.

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MS Program Application Deadline: March 9, 2023

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree from a college of university that grants degrees recognized by the University of Arizona. 
  • A minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale
  • Undergraduate courses in the basic sciences, however, deficits in one area can be made up during the early phase of training if they are offset by strengths in other areas.  Undergraduate coursework in the following is recommended:
    • 2 semesters of coursework in the life sciences
    • 2 semesters of inorganic/introductory chemistry with labs (biochemistry is strongly recommended)
    • 2 semesters of physics with lab
    • 1 semester of mathematics (preferably calculus)
  • Prior experience in a research laboratory is highly desirable, although not required.
  • International applicants must provide official English Profficency scores. To see the test options and minimum scores please refer to the Graduate College English Proficiency information.
  • Notice: Due to the challenging circumstances caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the GRE test is NOT required for the master’s program application for Fall 2023.

Further information on admission requirements for the University of Arizona Graduate College can be found on the Graduate College's Admissions Homepage.

Application Instructions

Preparation of your application should include:

  • The submission of your online application via GradApp - this will include scanned copies of transcripts from each college or university attended.
  • Notice: Due to the challenging circumstances caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the GRE test is NOT required for the master’s program application for Fall 2023. If you choose to submit official scores use institution code 4832

  • A Personal Statement, roughly 1000-1500 words, that may discuss your long-range goals; your reasons for pursuing an advanced degree; your interest in our program; information on your prior research and/or teaching experience (if any); and topics in physiology of particular interest to you.

  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation from current or former advisors or instructors, addressing your previous research laboratory experience, your academic qualification, your scientific potential, and your motivation for graduate work.
  • International applicants must provide official English Profficency scores. To see the test options and submission instructions please refer to the Graduate College English Proficiency information. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ETS has announced that the TOEFL test is now available for students to take online at home.  Please go to the following link for more information: https://www.ets.org/s/cv/toefl/at-home/

Application instructions for DACA students.

It is recommended that you keep a hard-copy of all online forms, in case  there are technical problems with online transmission.  Technical problems submitting your application should be addressed to Graduate College Admissions GradAdmissions@grad.arizona.edu. Questions about the content of the application may be addressed to the Program Coordinator, Annie Mae Flores at anniemf@arizona.edu.

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