Students may take courses in the Master of Chemical and Life Sciences (MCLFS) program only as Degree Seeking (See Advanced Students status below). The criteria for admission are explained in detail under r Admission.
Degree Seeking Students
Students with a thorough and up to date understanding of biology or chemistry and with suitable undergraduate education credentials (GPA > 3.0) and experience will be offered provisional admission to the degree program. Upon application and the submission of documentation all applicants will be granted Provisional Admission to the program while they satisfy any other admission requirements.
*Students with undergraduate grade point averages below 3.0, who have not previously demonstrated superior performance in graduate courses, will be required to take CLFS 510 or CLFS 520. (Note: as a 500-level course this cannot be used to meet the credit requirements of the MCLFS program.)
Advanced Student Status (Non-degree seeking):
This status is designed for applicants who are not immediately interested in seeking a degree, but who wish to enroll in graduate-level courses. The MCLFS program does not formally admit students in this category but utilizes an alternative approach. All students who wish to take MCLFS courses, but who do not desire to earn a degree, must apply directly to the program and be provisionally admitted. Those students may then take courses, following the guidelines outlined for degree seeking students, and simply resign from the program when they have achieved their goals.