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University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495


The Wistar Institute
3601 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Admission Criteria

* Minimum of a baccalaureate degree in biology, biochemistry, or related field
* Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5/4.0 in most recent science-related degree
* GRE General Test scores demonstrating an average of 60th percentile or higher
* TOEFL iBT score of at least 100/120 (international applicants only)
* Two semester-long, upper-division (junior- or senior-level) classes with laboratory experience (equivalence of 6 credits at the 300–400 level at USciences) in at least two of the following areas:

  • Microbiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics
  • Cellular biology