The biotechnology industry is very interdisciplinary so our program is as well. While successful completion of a bachelor's degree is required, it does not have to be in a particular discipline. It can be very helpful to have had a previous course in molecular biology and a year of college level calculus prior to starting the program. For those who would like to 'brush up' or gain exposure to relevant subject matter prior to enrollment in the program, here is a list of suitable texts.
If you have any questions regarding the application or our program, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fall 2014 application is now CLOSED
November 15 and March 15. Applications are reviewed generally within 6-8 weeks following each deadline. Only complete applications will be considered.
Fall 2015 Applications
The Fall 2015 admissions season will open in Fall 2014 and will be available via: Fall 2015 Application. We will announce on this page once the Fall 2015 application system opens or once we have a set date for the opening of the system.
The application system allows for electronic submission of all supplemental documents (unofficial transcripts, personal statement, CV), and your reference letters to be uploaded through the system as well. NOTE: You must still have all official transcripts and official ETS scores submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office by the institution. All requirement details, addresses for paper materials, codes for ETS, and deadlines can be found on the above application website.
Please view our Biotechnology Admission's FAQ page to answer questions you may have including financial aid, tuition costs, length of the program, etc.
The SEAS Graduate Admission's FAQ page also is helpful with questions pertaining to the application and requirements.
Admission is based on a variety of factors including your transcripts, test scores, personal statement, recommendations as well as prior work and research experience. Your application is looked at as a whole portfolio. Once a decision is made you will receive an email notifying you that your decision is ready to be viewed online via the application site. We will not provide decision information over the phone or via email.
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Tuition & Fees
Internal: University of Pennsylvania Undergraduates
In addition to the submatriculation form (found on the link above), students are asked to submit other materials to the Biotechnology Program Office (email@example.com). Please email them for further instructions.
External: Undergraduates from Haverford and Bryn Mawr colleges ONLY