Students seeking admission into our program should have an undergraduate degree or its equivalent. Foreign students must also take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A baccalaureate degree in either a biological science, chemistry, physics or engineering is recommended. Applicants are strongly encouraged to take an undergraduate level biochemistry course. There is no absolute requirement for grade point average above that required by the graduate school, but successful applicants will generally have GPAs above 3.2 (A=4.0). Undergraduate research experience is strongly recommended. Students with deficiencies may be admitted, but these must be rectified during the first year. The GRE is no longer required.
An applicant for admission must submit the following:
*The GRE is no longer required
- Part I and Part II of the Graduate School application (combined in the on-line application)
- One official transcript of all academic work completed to date. To be consider "official", the transcripts must come from the issuing institution directly to the CU graduate program
- A $50 non-refundable application fee* [credit card (on-line only), check, or money order]. An application will not be processed without payment. *$70 for International applications.
- Three (3) letters of recommendation
- TOEFL scores and financial support verification (international students)
- State of Colorado residency form (part of the on-line application)
All application materials including transcripts (with the exception of TOEFL, or other test scores) should be sent directly to the program address:
Mail Official Transcript(s) to:
University of Colorado Denver- Graduate Admissions
Campus Box 163
PO Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217
DHL, FEDEX transcript(s) to:
University of Colorado Denver- Graduate Admissions 1380 Lawrence Street Denver, CO 80204
The Neuroscience application deadline is December 1. All credentials presented for admission become the property of the University of Colorado.