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What To Expect When You Apply

Before You Apply

  1. Decide whether you want to pursue a M.S. in Biomolecular Sciences or Ph.D. in Biomolecular Sciences.
  2. Make sure to check that you have met the Minimum Admission Requirements & Pre-Requisites.
  3. Check Application Deadlines to ensure that you have enough time to submit all the required documents/materials.

What You’ll Need When You Apply (Application Materials)

  • Graduate Application
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Scientific Writing Sample
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Test Scores
    • TOEFL/IELTS for international students
    • GRE – Optional

*More details outlining these application materials can be found in M.S. Application Materials or Ph.D. Application Materials.

Once Your Application is Submitted

Check your myBoiseState to make sure that your transcripts have been received by the Graduate College, but please be aware that this process could take up to 5 business days. Check your email regularly. You’ll receive an email when your application has been forwarded to the program for further review.

Requests for interviews by the program to Ph.D. applicants will typically be made around the beginning to mid-February. There are no interviews for M.S. applicants.

Application Decisions

Application decisions (including funding awards) typically occur around mid-March for Ph.D. applicants and end of April for M.S. applicants; you will simultaneously know about your acceptance from the program and the Graduate College. We prefer students to make a decision on their acceptance within 2 weeks, but their final date to decide is April 15th.