Master of Science in Biological Sciences (GBIO) Admissions

Important Dates to Remember

  • February 1st application deadline for Fall 2015 
  • March 15th  Decision letters sent to accepted students
  • April 15th  Deadline for accepting offer of Admission

Please visit the GBIO website for additional information and detailed instructions for completion of the application.

For specific academic dates, please view the UNE Academic Calendar.


Prerequisite Courses




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  • Graduation from a regionally accredited baccalaureate or higher degree program.  (If the Bachelor’s degree is in progress at the time of application, it must be completed prior to enrollment
  • All science prerequisites must include a lab component and must be completed  prior to enrollment into the program, preferably before application
  • All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better (“C-“grades are not acceptable).
  • Minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Successfully complete the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) test with competitive score
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended to the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions to complete application file
  • Prior to or during the admissions process, students are advised to communicate with faculty with whom they want to work.


  • Applications for admissions are accepted through the University of New England’s online application.  Detailed instructions are included in the online application portal.
  • Applications must be submitted electronically by the posted deadline. 
  • All completed applications will be reviewed after the application deadline by the program admissions committee.  Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space available basis
  • Decision letters will be mailed and sent as email attachment at the beginning of March each year.
  • Accepted students will be expected to pay a minimal non-refundable deposit to secure the seat for the program by the deadline indicated in the decision letter.  The deposit is non-refundable and will be applied to any fees that are not covered by the assistantship or grant that the student receives upon acceptance. (Deposit is non-refundable and will be forfeited should student decide not to matriculate into the program.)
  • International applicants and applicants with international degrees must have their transcripts evaluated for degree and grade equivalency to that of a regionally accredited US institution. See International Admissions for a list of educational credential evaluators. 
  • International Applicants must submit the International Student Supplemental Application Form at time of acceptance to the university and not before then.
  • All applicants to UNE must be able to understand and communicate in English to be admitted to the university. UNE accepts several methods of English Proficiency, (see International Admissions.)
  • If applicable, the TOEFL requirement must be completed and score received by the application deadline.

For additional information on the admissions process and requirements, please access the Biological Sciences website.

Policy exceptions

The Master of Science in Biological Sciences program and the Biological Sciences Admissions Committee reserve the right to make exceptions to the admissions criteria and to make changes or exceptions to policies and procedures, on a case by case basis, when it deems such a decision is necessary and appropriate.

Transfer Credit

Transfer Credit

Students must complete a minimum of 36 credits at UNE therefore transfer of credit is not accepted.

Advanced Placement

There is no advanced placement.

Experiential Learning

No credit will be awarded to students for experiential learning.