Candidates for admission to the master's, doctoral, and joint-degree graduate programs offered by the Department of Biology are invited to contact the department.
All graduate applicants should:
- Complete and submit the standard graduate application form along with application fee.
- Submit the following supporting documents and information.
- An official transcript of all undergraduate or higher courses. (In order to expedite the processing and evaluation of admissions, unofficial transcripts may be submitted. However, final, official transcripts and documentation of degree conferral are expected to be submitted as soon as possible.)
- Contact information for three recommenders.
- A statement of purpose
Submitting Test Scores
Applicants must include results of the Graduate Record Examination, preferably including an advanced test in one of the biological sciences. GRE or other test scores must be sent directly to the Catholic University Office of Graduate Admission from the testing service. Do not attach to the online application.
Catholic University's test code for the GRE and TOEFL is 5104
Standard prerequisites for graduate work in biology include two years of chemistry, two years of biology (including biochemistry and microbiology), one year of physics, and one year of calculus. Students admitted to the department with a deficiency take the required courses during the first year of graduate work.
Attach original copies in the native language and translated forms of the following:
- Grade reports
English Proficiency, Proof of Funding
Both English proficiency and proof of funding documents must be presented to the Office of Graduate Admission either by postal mail or in person. These documents will not be accepted through the online application.
Current Masters Students Seeking Admission to the Doctoral Program
The Catholic University of America accepts applications on a rolling basis. Once your application file is complete, you will receive a decision within 4-6 weeks.