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2020 Application Deadlines

BMB Departmental deadline: January 31, 2020 (for Fall of 2020)

Dr. Robert Matts, Chair
Graduate Program & Recruitment Committee

Melissa Hatchett
Administrative Assistant Supervisor
& Graduate Administrative Support

BMB Department Email



GRE: Guidelines for new  scoring system:
Minimum GRE scores (not hard set)
Verbal Reasoning 154 (64%)
Quantitative Reasoning 153 (65%)
Analytical Writing 4.0 (48%)

School Code: 6546, Department Code: 0202

TOEFL: 79 internet based test (iBT) or 6.5 on the IELTS.

GPA: 3.0 or greater on a scale of 4.0.

To apply for a PhD Graduate Research or Teaching Assistantship you should complete the Graduate College Application Forms and pay the Application Fee. Application Forms can be submitted and payment can be made online at


Required Documents include Application, Application Fee, Official Transcript(s), GRE Scores, TOEFL Scores (if applicable), Curriculum Vitae or Resume, Personal Statement of why you are interested in our program at OSU, and 3 Letters of Reference. *Note: The 3 Letters of Reference must be submitted electronically.


For questions concerning your application, please contact the Graduate College by email. Their email address is