Applicants to the Master of Science in Medical Biology must meet the following requirements for admission.
- Application fee: $40 (non-refundable)
- Official copies of your undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts from any college(s) or universities you have attended.
- Bachelor’s degree with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
- Applicants should have completed at the undergraduate level: one year of biology; one year of college math (may include one semester of statistics); one year of organic chemistry or one semester of organic chemistry and one semester of biochemistry. The minimum grade point average of 3.0 in the undergraduate major is required. A candidate whose credentials satisfy all of the above requirements as well as university admissions requirements may be accepted as a fully matriculated student.
- Students for whom English is a second language must submit official score results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The required minimum acceptable TOEFL score is: 79 Internet-based (213 computer-based or 550 paper-based) or minimum IELTS score: 6.5.
- Two letters of recommendation, preferably from former science professors.
- Personal Statement that addresses the reason you are interested in pursuing graduate work in this area of study.
Admission to the Medical Biology Program is highly competitive. Students are expected to have achieved a minimum grade point average for a 3.0 out of a 4.0 (A grade) in all pre-requisite courses.
The pre-requisite undergraduate courses for the major include:
- Eight semester hours (12 quarter hours) of biology (with lab)
- Eight semester hours (12 quarter hours) of organic chemistry and/or biochemistry (with lab)
- One year of college mathematics (may include a semester of statistics)
- One semester of introductory physics
A student may be accepted on a limited matriculant basis if his or her credentials are deficient in not more than two areas. Limited matriculants may apply for full matriculant status after removal of all deficiencies. Deficiencies must be removed during the first year of graduate study. Courses taken to remove academic deficiencies must be passed with a grade of C or better and will not be credited toward degree requirements. Courses may also be taken on a nonmatriculant basis. A non-matriculant may apply for matriculant status after completing at least 9, but no more than 12, graduate biomedical science credits provided their cumulative grade point average is 3.0 or better. At least half of these credits must be from among the core courses listed below. The student must also have removed any technical and/or academic deficiencies. Undergraduate coursework taken to fulfill a deficiency after the student has completed the bachelor’s degree must be passed with a grade of C or better.
Send application materials to:
Admissions Processing Center
P.O. Box 805
Randolph, MA 02368-0805
Courses taken at another university after admission to a master’s program at LIU Post may not be used for transfer credit unless prior written permission is obtained from the major department. Previous graduate credits earned at other institutions may be credited to a student’s graduate degree. A request to transfer credits must be made to and approved by the Director of the Medical Biology program with the submission of official transcripts of all previous graduate work. Transfer credit is normally limited to six semester credit hours with an earned grade of (B) or better. Transfer credits are not recorded on a student’s transcript unless he or she completes 15 semester credit hours in residence and is fully matriculated.