Admission Criteria

Each student’s prior academic background is evaluated by the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay program Chair. Students who show exceptional promise but lack the minimal prerequisites may be admitted provisionally. Applicants are not required to take the GRE for admission.

A completed application consists of a UW-Green Bay Graduate Application form, resume, personal statement describing the applicant’s interest in the degree (see below), two letters of evaluation or recommendation letters, official transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), and a $56.00 application fee.

Minimum Admission to the Master of Science in Applied Biotechnology program requires:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • A minimum of a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) based on a 4.0 scale.
  • Prerequisite coursework in:
    • 2 semesters of college level Biology and/or Chemistry with lab
  • Two letters of evaluation or recommendation letters (can be professional or academic)
  • Resume: your resume may be uploaded as part of your application or can be emailed to 
  • Up to 1,000 word statement of personal intent describing decision to pursue this degree and what you believe you will bring to the biotechnology field.
  • If you attended less than 9 credits you do not have to send an official transcript unless the courses completed were pre-requisites for the program. Study abroad transcripts are not required if a student attended an international University for one or fewer semesters. The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay retains the right to request additional official transcripts from all/or additional postsecondary institutions of higher learning attended by an applicant.
  • All letters of evaluation/recommendation must come directly from the evaluator. The Office of Graduate Studies will not accept letters submitted by the applicant. 
International students will also need to provide the following documentation:
  • A test of English proficiency (TOEFL , IELTS , or Duolingo English Test)
  • Course-by-course transcript evaluation from a professional evaluation service currently recognized by NACES ( 
  •  UW-Green Bay recommends one of the following evaluation services:
  • Please note that this program is entirely online. International students are welcome to apply for and enroll in an online program. However, they are unable to apply for an F-1 or J-1 visa based on enrollment in this program. 

All application materials need to be completed two weeks prior to the semester start date to be considered for admission.