Apply to our Molecular Bioscience Program

Required materials, application timeline, and frequently asked questions.

Application deadline: December 1 (applications cycle opens in August each year)

Admission requirements

  • Cumulative GPA (all courses) minimum 3.0

Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores are no longer required and will not be evaluated.

How to apply

Required materials

  • WSU graduate school application
  • College transcripts (unofficial acceptable for initial review–upon admittance official transcripts are required by the WSU Graduate School)
  • Three (3) letters of reference submitted directly by the reference writer
  • Resume or curriculum vita
  • TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB scores or language waiver for all international applicants from a country whose primary language is not English.
  • Statement of purpose (350 – 1000 words maximum) – Write a statement of purpose addressing the following topics and upload a PDF.
    1. Describe your goals and objective in pursuing a graduate degree in Molecular Biosciences and your current research interests.
    2. Describe your previous research experience.
    3. List any publications or poster presentation of your research.
    4. Describe any additional information that you feel may be helpful in evaluating your record, including any teaching experience you have or any academic honors, scholarships or other relevant awards you have received.  If applicable, provide an explanation of any recent prolonged absence from school (a year or more).

2023-2024 Application Timeline


July – August

  • Application cycle opens

December 1

  • Application deadline



  • Interviews


  • Recruitment and visitation weekend early March (invited applicants only)
  • Admission decisions (neuroscience students are admitted once a year to start fall semester)

April 15

  • Deadline to accept or decline offer


  • Graduate orientation & leadership retreat (dates to be announced)
  • First day of classes