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Entry Level

The Joint Program in Molecular Biosciences is an umbrella graduate program at Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Graduate School New Brunswick that represents numerous participating graduate program faculty.  This consolidated application process, streamlines the admissions process for numerous independent department, while standardizing the student quality and academic requirements.  Specifically, the first year coursework, laboratory rotations and supervision of first year graduate students is coordinated by the Joint Program.  However, after completion of the first year, students pick a research laboratory from participating Molecular Biosciences laboratories, for conducting their Doctoral studies.  Students who join a laboratory in the Department of Biochemistry are subsequently guided by the requirements of the Program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 

Applications for admissions into the Joint Program is conducted electronically

Admission Requirements

Entering students are expected to have taken the following undergraduate courses before entering the Program:  In special instances students lacking certain of these requirements may be admitted, but they are expected to discuss remedying their deficiency with the Executive Committee.

  • one year of biology, including laboratory;
  • mathematics through one year of calculus;
  • physics;
  • organic chemistry and physical chemistry.

Candidates, who are declined admissions by the Admission by the Joint Admissions Committee of Molecular Biosciences, can be accepted into the Department of Biochemistry and Moelcular Biology.  These candidates must have an immediate sponsor for their candidacy as they are not supported by the Graduate School.  However, these students are required to complete the same course requirements and examinations as other students.