How to Apply

To apply, submit Temple's online graduate application.

College of Science and Technology graduate candidates must have a bachelor’s degree. There is no minimum GPA requirement. Most applicants have an undergraduate degree in one of the natural sciences, Computer Science or Mathematics. Students from other fields will need to take prerequisite courses.


Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in Biology, Computer Programming and other STEM fields. As bioinformatics is highly diverse, students will be evaluated on an individual basis for depth and breadth in areas that prepare them for a computational career using computers and biological data.

Applicants should have taken at least eight undergraduate biology courses and one year of chemistry, physics and calculus.

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Additional Requirements for International Applicants

For applicants whose native language is not English, the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic exam is required. The minimum acceptable score for the TOEFL is 90 iBT or 575 PBT.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: Jan. 5; Nov. 15 international

To be considered for a University Fellowship, applications must be complete and on file by January 5. Late applications may be considered for admission.


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