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Admission & Application

Students seeking admission to the Structural Biology and Biochemistry Program need to possess at least a 3.0 undergraduate GPA, a GRE score of at least 296 (new scoring) 1000 (old scoring) combined verbal and quantitative, and a TOEFL score of 570 (paper), 230(computer) 89(internet), if applicable.  Research experience is strongly recommended. Students with excellent records and research experience who lack specific courses are encouraged to apply. 
Students applying for the Fall term should take the GRE no later than October so that their scores will be available to the Program.
The application deadline is December 1st.  A completed application consists of:
  1. Completed Online Application Form (including application fee)
  2. Three Letters of Recommendation
  3. Official Transcripts from all colleges attended​   ​(See Mailing Address at Left)
  4. GRE scores (Sent to school code 4875)
  5. TOEFL or IELTS scores if native language is not English
Promising candidates will be invited to visit the campus and meet with faculty and students from the Structural Biology and Biochemistry Program.
Applications to the CU graduate school programs are now accepted on-line only. Please proceed to the Graduate School on-line site through the "APPLY ONLINE" to the left. Recommendation letters are now requested and completed on-line; follow the instructions in the on-line application.  If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact Elizabeth Wethington at 303-724-7280 or


Shanelle Felder, Program Administrator
Voice: 303-724-3565 | Email:
12800 E. 19th Avenue, Mail Stop 8303, Research Complex 1 North Tower, Room 6106, Aurora, CO 80045

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