FA24 applications will open on August 21, 2023.

Application information to apply for Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB)

Application Window 
First day of fall classes through December 1 

Application Deadline
December 1

An online application may be submitted any time starting the first day of classes in August through December 1 for the following fall admission semester.


  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the biological, biochemical, or physical sciences
    • Includes a minimum of one year of biology, organic chemistry, physics, biochemistry and mathematics through differential & integral calculus
    • Additional courses in cell biology, microbiology, developmental biology, immunology, genetics, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, biophysics, physiology, anatomy, math, programming and statistics are taken in to consideration during evaluation for admission
  • Most recently completed degree meets minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale – this requirement may be waived under some circumstances
  • One official transcript from each institution attended, even when showing as a transfer credit
  • Three letters of recommendation (no standardized format)
  • Personal statement of interests and future goals
  • CV
  • GRE scores are NOT required but may be provided

Additional Considerations

  • Promising students with deficiencies in entrance requirements may be accepted into the program, provided the deficiencies are corrected during the first year. This may be accomplished by passing an examination, by taking appropriate undergraduate courses, or by successfully completing graduate level courses that require the undergraduate courses as prerequisites.

International Student Applications

  • The CMB Program welcomes qualified students from other countries. These applicants must meet the same admission requirements as domestic applicants. In addition, they must show evidence of competence in the written and spoken English language [TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 80 (internet based); 6.5 for IELTS; 58 for PTE].  International students may be considered for support as teaching or research assistants, or may bring their own support in the form of a Fulbright or Governmental Fellowship or Scholarship.

Check your application status to ensure your application checklist is complete, and check for updates.

Graduate Admissions

Office of Admissions
Colorado State University
1062 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1062

For additional information contact

Dr. Carol Wilusz, Director
email: Carol.Wilusz@ColoState.Edu