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M.S. Application Materials

Minimum Admission Requirements

An applicant must satisfy the minimum admission requirements of the Graduate College. In addition, an applicant must hold a baccalaureate or graduate degree in a relevant scientific discipline, and should have undergraduate course work that includes cell biology, biochemistry, calculus, and general physics. GRE test scores are required. Program Director, Denise Wingett, can provide more detailed guidance to interested students on academic preparation. Applicants are encouraged to identify a faculty mentor prior to completing the application.

Undergraduate Degrees


  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biophysics
  • Cell biology
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Computer science
  • Engineering
  • Genetics
  • Material Science
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Physics

Undergraduate Prerequisites

  • Cell Biology (BIOL 320)
  • Calculus 1 (MATH 170)
  • General Physics (PHYS 112) or Physics with Calculus (PHYS 212).
  • Biochemistry Routes
    1. Biochemistry (CHEM 431)
    2. Fundamentals of Biochemistry (CHEM 350) and Introduction to Biophysics (PHYS 307)


  • International Student Applicants are encouraged to begin the admissions process several months prior to the admissions deadline. This allows time for potential delays in the processing of visa and entry documents by the US Department of Immigration.
  • January 10 – Fall General Admissions Deadline
  • May 7 – Late Applications: Late applicants can submit applications materials through May 7th.
  • September 15 – Spring General Admissions Deadline

To apply for the Biomolecular Sciences M.S. Program, please complete the following:

  • Fill out the graduate application online.
  • Request official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended be sent to the Graduate Admissions Office. MS-1110 Boise State University, Boise, ID 83725.
  • Have official GRE scores for the General Test sent to Graduate Admissions- Official scores are submitted by Educational Testing Services to Boise State University upon applicant request. Use institution code 4018. (view information for international students), In lieu of GRE scores, MCAT scores may be considered on a case by case basis.
  • For international students, official TOEFL score or IELTS score (view all score requirements)
  • Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references.
  • A brief personal statement (no more than two pages) describing the applicant’s academic and professional background, career goals, and one to three faculty members that you are most interested in working with. also indicate which M.S. degree option (thesis, project, etc.) you are interested in.
  • A scientific writing sample.
  • A resume listing educational training, awards, publications, poster presentations, grants, etc.

Provisional status may be granted to those otherwise promising applicants who have undergraduate coursework deficiencies.

If you have any questions, please contact the Program Coordinator Beth Gee at