How to Apply
We are currently accepting PSMBt Program Applications for Fall 2013 cohort.
PSM Program Application (Note: There is a $50 application fee)
Once you have completed the Program Application, the additional requirements are as follows:
- One set of official, hard copy transcripts from all colleges or universities attended;
- Official scores reports of the General GRE (Institution code: 4626- CSUSM MS Biotech);
- All applicants, regardless of citizenship, who do not possess a bachelor's degree from a post-secondary institution where English is the principal language must satisfy the English language proficiency requirement as well as the General GRE (see more details on Program Requirements page);
- Two letters of recommendation from persons familiar with he applicant's capacity for academic and professional success (You or the person writing the recommendation is welcome to email the letter as an attachment as long as it is signed by and includes contact information of the person recommending you);
- One-page personal statement describing your reasons for pursuing a Master of Biotechnology as well as any additional information that you feel would be valuable to the Review Committee (Can be emailed).
All documents detailed above must be submitted directly to the CSUSM Extended Learning office:
CSUSM - Extended Learning
Attn: Jill Litschewski MBt
333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001
Note: Should you be offered admission into this program, you will be asked to pay a $250 "intent to enroll" fee upon acceptance.This fee will be credited towards your first semester's fees.
International Student Admissions Requirements
For all Extended Learning degree programs, "foreign students" include those who hold U.S. visas as students, exchange visitors, or in other nonimmigrant classifications. You must submit academic records from foreign institutions. The original foreign transcript must be on file and if they are not written in English, they must be accompanied by certified English translations. In addition, all foreign transcripts must be evaluated by one of the eight approved CSUSM foreign transcript evaluation agencies. Please visit this link to obtain the list of the eight approved CSUSM foreign transcript evaluation agencies. A course by course evaluation is requested from one of the eight approved CSUSM foreign transcript evaluation agencies. Please note that the evaluation and the original foreign transcript must be submitted to Extended Learning.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
As required by Sections 40752.1, 40802.1, and 41040 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, campuses of the California State University require that English competence be established by applicants for admission who have not attended for at least three years an education institution at the secondary level or beyond where English is the principal language of instruction. Most frequently, such students document competence in the English language via results on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). This test (TOEFL) has been and is available in three scoring formats.
Provided below are the CSU minimum scores for each TOEFL total score format: