Frequently Asked Questions

Does the BMS Program offer a masters degree program?

No, the BMS program offers a PhD program only.

What is the minimum undergraduate GPA required for admission to the BMS Program? What are the minimum GRE requirements?

University of California's minimum requirement for admission is a 3.0 undergrad GPA, but the successful applicant is usually distinguished by a strong undergraduate academic record and test scores, and prior research experience in university or corporate laboratories.  The GRE is no longer a requirement for admission to the BMS program.  Scores will be accepted, but are completely optional.

Can I substitute the MCAT for the GRE?

No.  We currently only accept scores from the GRE general test, but even those scores are now optional.