The competitive applicant will:

  • when beginning the program, be enrolled full-time in a B.S. or M.S. degree program in Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, BioEngineering or other relevant or natural science field at SDSU;
  • be a US citizen, refugee alien or permanent resident alien at time of application;
  • submit all transcripts of college work that shows overall GPA of at least 2.7;
  • provide a resume of relevant work experience, including duties (see Sample Resume);
  • submit personal statements describing;
    • their future directions/goals and how this program will foster your career and benefit the field of regenerative medicine;
    • experience in research or related areas;
  • have two letters of recommendation sent to the committee; if possible, one should be your research mentor who can address your intellectual and personal suitability for the program.

It is Strongly Recommended, but not mandatory, that a student has:

  1. carried out at least one semester of bench work in a faculty lab
  2. taken a cell and molecular biology lab course (e.g. BIOL 366)