Admissions and Application
Requirements for Admission
Normally, the baccalaureate will have been taken in biology, microbiology, natural science or related fields. If this is not the case, applicants may be admitted with deficiencies. A grade point average of 3.00 in overall undergraduate program, or 3.25 during the last half (ca. 60 credits) of undergraduate work, is required. Three reference letters (preferably from faculty or others who can assess your academic and research potential) and scores from the general Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are required. The GRE scores must be dated within five years of the application date.
For admission in full standing, a GRE Verbal and Quantitative composite score of 1000 or higher is required. If the composite score is 900-999, the analytical score must be five or higher for admission in full standing. Please note that the grading scale of the GRE General Test is changing as of August 2011. If you take the GRE after the new grading scale is in place, your score will be converted to the 200-800 scale for purposes of making admission decisions to our Graduate Program.
All students must apply through the UW Oshkosh Office of Graduate Studies. Application materials will be sent to that office but will be reviewed by a faculty committee in the department of biology and microbiology.