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. For students who would like to 'brush up' or gain exposure to relavent subject matter prior to application or enrollment in the program, here is a list of suitable texts.
The Fall 2014 admissions season is now open:
Fall 2014 Application
The application system allows for electronic submission of all supplemental documents (transcripts, recommendations, resume, personal statement). We strongly recommend that you submit all supporting documents electronically with your application. NOTE: You must still have all official transcripts submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office as well as ETS send us your test scores. All requirements, addresses for materials, codes for ETS, and deadlines can be found on the above link 'Fall 2014 Application.'
Please view our Biotechnology Admission's FAQ page and the SEAS Admission's FAQ page to answer many questions you may have. If you have any questions regarding the application or our program not answered on those websites, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 15 (To insure ample time for student visas all international applicants must have their applications submitted and completed by March 15.)
Applications are reviewed following each deadline. Only complete applications will be considered. Once a decision is made you will receive an email notifying you that your decision is ready to be viewed online via the ApplyYourself application system. We will not provide decision information over the phone or via email.
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.
Applications are reviewed following each deadline. Only complete applications will be considered. 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.
Tuition & Fees
1. Internal: University of Pennsylvania Undergraduates from Penn Engineering and The College ONLY
> Please have your advisor submit his/her letter of recommendation directly to the Biotechnology Program Office via email at email@example.com.
2. External: Undergraduates from Haverford and Bryn Mawr colleges ONLY.