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MSPGX Admissions Requirements

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Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree: A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Preferred Course Prerequisite: A previous genetics course.
  • Minimum GPA: An undergraduate GPA of 2.70 is preferred. Candidates with a lower GPA will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all colleges attended must be submitted. International applicants must provide a foreign course by course degree evaluation from one of the following approved agencies: WES, FIS, ECE, or SpanTran.
  • Recommendations: A minimum of two letters of recommendation, in English, must be submitted; one recommendation must be from a professor.
  • Essay question: How have your past experiences prepared you for our MSPGx program and how would obtaining this degree from WNE help you reach your career goals?
  • A current résumé or CV must be submitted.
  • Qualified candidates may be invited to participate in an interview and complete a writing sample.

Note: There are additional immunization requirements, including the COVID vaccine, that are mandatory for MSPGx students. Contact the Center for Health and Well-Being for more information. All students are responsible for their own transportation to and from research and experiential sites.

English-language test scores are required for all applicants who are non-native English speakers UNLESS they have completed a degree in a U.S. institution following three or more years of campus-based post-secondary instruction in the United States.

  • MS applicants can use any of the following standardized tests to meet our English language requirement:
    • TOEFL - 80 IBT
    • IELTS - 6.5
    • PTE Academic - 56
    • STEP Eiken - 1
    • iTEP - 4.5
    • Duolingo - 105 DET
  • List of countries in which English language testing would be waived because it is the primary language:
    • Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom

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