The Graduate Program in Biological Sciences at Binghamton has two tracks:
Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology (BCMB)
Ecology, Evolution and Behavior (EEB)
With the help of their faculty advisors, some students combine these tracks. Courses, seminars, individual and team research, and faculty-student interactions are the foundation of our program. This foundation provides breadth and depth of knowledge and skills necessary for successful careers in the life sciences.
The standards maintained by The Graduate School and individual departments and programs are applied to ensure that applicants admitted to the University are well qualified and trained to study at this institution and have a reasonable expectation of successfully completing a graduate program, and who, with the benefit of graduate education, are most likely to contribute substantially to their academic or professional fields.
To be eligible, you must have and provide:
A bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university
Complete set of your undergraduate and graduate transcripts. At minimum, a 3.0 GPA is required. See details.
MA, MS, and PhD applicants:
An undergraduate major or substantial course background in biology or chemistry desirable for admission
Specific Binghamton University faculty member sponsorship/support is recommended. See department website FAQs for details.
All applicants must submit the following:
Online graduate degree application and application fee
Transcripts from each college/university which you attended
Three letters of recommendation
Personal statement (2-3 pages) describing your reasons for pursuing graduate study, your career aspirations, your special interests within your field, and any unusual features of your background that might need explanation or be of interest to your program's admissions committee.
Resume or Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages)
Official GRE scores
And, for international applicants:
International Student Financial Statement form (PDF)
Official bank statement/proof of support
Official TOEFL or IELTS scores
*This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to keep it accurate and up-to-date, we recommend you contact the department for program-specific requirements.