SBS Undergraduate Programs Office


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It’s never too early to begin planning your future. Students should begin planning the process several months in advance of their desired start date. Deadlines are June 15 for the fall semester and Nov. 1 for the spring. However applicants who apply early will be eligible for more scholarships and financial aid packages. Applications are processed by the UMKC Admissions department.

Undergraduate Admissions

Freshmen interested in a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts in Biology or Combined Bachelor or Science/Master of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology are admitted according to general UMKC undergraduate admission policies and procedures.

Transfer and two-year community college students are encouraged to seek guidance from an SBS adviser to ensure a smooth transition into the School of Biological Sciences program.

Students interested in the Biomedical Sciences Emphasis program should apply at the end of sophomore year and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher.

Graduate Admissions

Master of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology

Apply online for the M.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology program. Students are admitted to the M.S. program in either the Fall or Spring Semester. The deadline for admission for the Fall Semester is February 15 (international applicants) or June 15 (domestic applicants). The deadline for admission for the Spring Semester is October 1 (international applicants) or November 1 (domestic applicants).

Minimum requirements for admission into the MS Cell and Molecular Biology program are:

  • A baccalaureate degree in biology or related discipline with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
  • Three letters of recommendation from those familiar with your academic and intellectual capabilities.
  • A minimum GRE Aptitude Test score of 300 (out of a maximum of 340) on the verbal and quantitative tests, in combination with a score of 4 (out of a maximum of 6) on the analytical writing test.
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 90 (out of 120) on the internet based exam (international applicants only).  This will be waived if an international applicant has earned a baccalaureate degree from a U.S. college or university.