In order to be admitted to the Bioinnovation PSM program, students must possess a baccalaureate degree in Biology, Chemistry, Business or Communication, or a Juris Doctor in Law (or foreign equivalent). Non-STEM graduates are required to enroll in at least two biology foundation courses, as recommended by the Bioinnovation PSM steering committee, on a nonmatriculated basis.

Applicants should have a solid background in one or more of the following fields: science, business, communication, law, and policy and regulation. The Bioinnovation PSM steering committee may allow departures from course requirements upon review.

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Additional Requirements for International Students

For applicants whose native language is not English, the TOEFL is required. The minimum required TOEFL score is 90 iBT or 575 PBT. 

Learn more about international admissions.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: March 1; Dec. 15 international
  • Spring: Oct. 30

Applications are processed on a continual basis. Ordinarily, the applicant is informed of an admissions decision within four to six weeks of receipt of all supporting application documents. Late applications may be considered for admission.


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