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Department of Biology



Admission to the program is competitive. Students should apply early for full consideration and to be considered for scholarships. Students are required to complete a University application and an online program application before the application deadline. Application deadlines may differ for domestic and international students, because the review of international application materials requires more time. All application materials must be received before the deadline and before an application is reviewed. Application materials include: all undergraduate transcripts, letters (see below), official test scores, and University and program applications.

Information concerning admission to the California State University, Fresno graduate program, application deadlines and specific international students requirements may be found at:

Directions for the TWO STEP Application Process

Please note that there are some differences in application procedures for Domestic and International Students. Please read the entire instructions.

Step 1:

Apply to California State University, Fresno: online through Cal State Apply:

Please note that the application is different for domestic and international students. Fill out all necessary questions and information on the application. This application is for admission to the University.

Domestic students please submit your transcripts, GRE scores, and any other documents requested in the application in the University graduate application to:

Graduate Admissions
California State University, Fresno
5150 N Maple Ave M/S JA57
Fresno CA 93740-8026

Any questions regarding the online application or documents, contact Graduate Admissions at (559) 278-4073.

International students please submit your transcripts, TOEFL scores, GRE scores, financial documents, and any other documentation requested on the online application to:

International Admissions
California State University, Fresno
5150 N Maple Ave M/S JA56
Fresno CA 93740-8026 USA

Any questions regarding the online application or documents, contact International Admissions at 559-278-2409 or go to this website for more information:

Step 2:

Complete the online Professional Science Master's in Biotechnology Program Application.

Program Application

You may also send three letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation are recommended, but not required.

Letters of recommendation, and unofficial copies of college transcripts may be sent to the following address:

Biotechnology Master's Program
California State University, Fresno
Department of Biology
2555 E. San Ramon Avenue M/S SB73
Fresno, CA 93740-8034

Fax: 559-278-3963

If you have any questions about the Program Application, please contact the program office.