Application Deadline for 2012-2013 Academic Year
Thursday, January 24, 2013, at 4:30pm
The Biology Department accepts applications once per year. For entry to the coterm program in Spring 2012-2013, Autumn 2013-2014 or Winter 2013-2014, applications are due no later than 4:30pm on Thursday, January 24, 2013. The application deadline for all previous quarters has now passed.
Complete Coterminal M.S. applications should be turned into the Student Services Office in Gilbert 108, and must include the following:
Application for Admission, Preliminary Program Proposal and Course Transfer form
Statement of Purpose (1-2 pages) - should explain why student wishes to enter the program and what the student plans to accomplish while in the program. The statements should also supply information about the student's science capabilities if his or her undergraduate academic record does not accurately reflect them. For example, if the GPA is slightly under 3.0, the student should explain any changes that may indicate improvement in coursework.
Two letters of recommendation from Stanford faculty members, preferably from Biology faculty (Recommendation form is not required; a letter will suffice). Letters should be submitted to:
Subcommittee on the Coterminal Degree Program
Student Services Office, Department of Biology
Gilbert Building, Room 108; 371 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-5020
Unofficial Stanford transcript showing coursework in Math, Chemistry, Physics and Bio Core classes as outlined in the Biology undergraduate major requirements
Applicants will be notified of the admission decision in writing, typically 3-4 weeks after the application deadline. If a student is approved for admission into the coterminal program, the student must respond to the Department within the same quarter the offer of admission was made.