Masters in Integrative Genomics Admission Information

Admission requirements:
Successful applicants will be required:

  • To have completed a Bachelor’s degree in either biology or chemistry with at least a 3.0 GPA and at least one course in genetics.
  • To take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (the general test only; the advanced subject test is optional)
  • To provide two letters of recommendation from former instructors.
  • To submit a Statement of interest
  • To provide TOEFL results (if your most recent academic degree is from a university where English is NOT the primary language of instruction)
  • To complete and submit an application - there is a $35 application fee.

    All of the above materials should be submitted by April 15 for admission in the fall semester.
    Additional application materials should be sent to:
    School of Natural Sciences Office
    1200 University St. Unit 9003
    Spearfish, SD 57799-9003 

    fax to (605) 642-6762 
    email to Shane.Sarver@bhsu.edu


    There are limited Graduate Assistantships available, awarded on a competitive basis. Please contact us for more information.
  • Academic requirements:
    All students enrolled in the program take 12 credits from the core curriculum, and at least 8 credits from the list of electives. The core, which should be completed in the first year of study, is designed to provide a current overview of the field and techniques. The electives provide additional relevant emphases. Additionally, students will attend a weekly invited seminar series.

Course Requirements

  Credit Hours  Percent 
Core courses (required)   12 37.5
 Electives  8  25.0
 Research or Internship  12  37.5
 Total required for the degree
 32  100.0