Application Procedure

SFSU Biology Graduate Programs, including the Professional Science Master’s Program, admission will be open in December with application due day on February 1st.

How to Apply

Prerequisites are the completion of a bachelor's degree (in biology or relevant life sciences) and an undergraduate GPA of 3.0.


Select Degree Major: Master of Science in Biomedical Science

Concentration in Biotechnology

Concentration in Stem Cell Science

Upload following documents: 1) Personal Statement of Purpose, 2) All-Science Transcripts, 3) 2 Letters of Recommendation

List Faculty MentorDr. Lily Chen, Program Director (Optional: two biology faculty of research interest)

  • Choose Science Master (MS in Biomedical Science) link , and select either Biotechnology or Stem Cell Science concentration.
  • List program director Professor Lily Chen as SFSU faculty mentor.

  • Upon initial review, chosen applicants, who wish to be considered for California Institute of Regenerative Medicine Bridges Science Master's to Stem Cell Research fellowship, will be asked to submit CIRM Bridges fellowship application form.

Cohort 3 graduates on the exit walkway after 2014 Commencement