Q&A guide for our Master of Science in Human Genetics & Genomics
When are applications due?
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. We recommend applicants apply as early as possible and no later than August 14th, 2021 for the Fall admissions.
Will my file be reviewed if you have not received my letters and/or transcripts?
Yes, admissions can begin reviewing applications as they are submitted, but all required application documents must be received before we can finalize your application and grant acceptance.
Is a college degree required for admissions?
Yes, applicants must have a U.S. or equivalent bachelor’s degree and meet all other admissions requirements.
Is there a minimum GPA required for admissions?
Yes, a minimum overall GPA of 2.70 is required.
Do I need to take an admissions entrance exam (MCAT, DAT, OAT, GRE, etc.) to apply to the program?
Can I transfer credits from another graduate program?
Is there an application fee? If so, how much is the application fee?
No application fee is required.
Is there an advantage to being an in-state applicant?
No, all students are considered on the basis of their ability to complete the program.
Do you accept international students?
Yes. All applicants who have attended foreign institutions must submit an International Credential Advantage Package (ICAP) “course by course” evaluation and translation through World Education Services (WES), (212) 966-6311. *Canadian students are NOT required to have this evaluation; they can have their transcripts sent directly from their university to SCU (with the exception of Quebec schools that do not provide English transcripts).
I have a question about financial aid. Where should I start?
The Office of Financial Aid assists students in obtaining loans and work-study opportunities. We also offer payment plans and have scholarships available.
Who do I contact if I have other questions?
Call Admissions at 562-475-4604.