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Admission Criteria

Each student’s prior academic background is evaluated by the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay program Chair. Students who show exceptional promise but lack the minimal prerequisites may be admitted provisionally. Applicants are not required to take the GRE for admission.

A completed application consists of a UW-Green Bay Graduate Application form, resume, personal statement describing the applicant’s interest in the degree (see below), two letters of evaluation or recommendation letters, official transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), and a $56.00 application fee.

Minimum Admission to the Master of Science in Applied Biotechnology program requires:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • A minimum of a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) based on a 4.0 scale.
  • Prerequisite coursework in:
    • 2 semesters of college level Biology and/or Chemistry with lab
  • Two letters of evaluation or recommendation letters (can be professional or academic)
  • Resume: your resume may be uploaded as part of your application or can be emailed to gradstu@uwgb.edu 
  • Up to 1,000 word statement of personal intent describing decision to pursue this degree and what you believe you will bring to the biotechnology field.
International students will also need to provide the following documentation:
  • A test of English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS)
  • Course-by-course transcript evaluation from a professional evaluation service currently recognized by NACES (www.naces.org). 
  •  UW-Green Bay recommends one of the following evaluation services:
  • Please note that this program is entirely online. International students are welcome to apply for and enroll in an online program. However, they are unable to apply for an F-1 or J-1 visa based on enrollment in this program. 

All application materials need to be completed two weeks prior to the semester start date to be considered for admission.