Application Deadlines


BSBT-GEN admits students for the fall and spring semesters.

Spring Applications Open August 1:

  • Domestic Deadline: October 1
  • International Deadline: September 1

Fall Applications Open September 1

  • Domestic and International Deadline: April 15


BSBT-MIM admits students for the fall semesters.

Fall Applications Open September 1

  • Domestic and International Deadline: April 15



BSBT-SBB admits students for the fall semesters.

Fall Applications Open September 1

  • Domestic and International Deadline: April 15


The Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnology Master's Program (BSBT) offers three different program plans to cater to students' diverse interests and career aspirations:

  • BSBT-GEN, a general program that provides students with a broad range of training opportunities. This program plan includes bench research opportunities both within and outside academia, as well as training in regulatory affairs and technology transfer. BSBT-GEN accepts students for both Fall and Spring semesters.
  • BSBT-MIM, a research specialization that focuses on academic research in Microbiology and Immunology. This program plan is designed to provide students with in-depth knowledge and skills in these fields, preparing them for careers in research or related industries. BSBT-MIM accepts students for Fall admission only.
  • BSBT-SBB, a research specialization that focuses on Structural Biology. This program plan provides students with advanced training in this field, equipping them with the skills necessary for successful careers in research or related industries. BSBT-SBB accepts students for Fall admission only.

By offering a range of plans, the BSBT programs aims to provide students with the flexibility and resources needed to pursue their unique career aspirations in the biomedical sciences and biotechnology field.

Admission Philosophy

The goal of the BSBT Programs is to provide students with a strong foundation in the principles and applications of biomedical sciences and biotechnology, as well as advanced research and professional training in specialized areas. The BSBT programs offer a combination of classroom instruction, laboratory research, and mentorship by experienced faculty and industry leaders to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience needed to pursue successful careers in research, development, project management, and other related areas of the biotechnology industry.

Applicants should have prior training in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and genetics and a GPA ≥ 3.0.

We are committed to providing equitable access to learning opportunities for all students, including those with disabilities (e.g., mental health, attentional, learning, chronic health, sensory, or physical) who meet the technical standards of the program, with or without reasonable accommodations.

If you are an applicant with a disability who would like to engage in a confidential consultation about disability access at CU Anschutz, or who requires accommodations to complete the application or interview process, please contact The Office of Disability, Access & Inclusion.

Tuition and Fees

Resident and Non-Resident Tuition and Fees

The Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnology MS program falls under the Graduate School tuition and fee structure. Updated rates can be found at Completion of the BSBT program requires 38 credits to be completed within 5 years.

Western Regional Graduate Program

The Master’s Program in Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnology is recognized as Western Regional Graduate Program which allows residents of the 16 member states of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) to apply for resident tuition. For WICHE member states, please check:

How to Apply

The application will open on September 1. Deadlines for each program plan are outlined below. 

To apply for admission applicants must submit the following:

  • Online Graduate School application
  • A $50.00 domestic and $75.00 international non-refundable application fee [credit card (on-line only), check, or money order]. No application will be processed unless this fee is paid.
  • One (1) official transcript of all academic work completed to date. To be considered "official", the transcripts must come from the issuing institution directly to the Graduate School.

Electronic Transcripts should be sent to:

If sending a physical transcript, please mail to:

Graduate School
Mail Stop C296
Fitzsimons Building, W5107
13001 E. 17th Place
Aurora, CO 80045

  • Three (3) letters of recommendation.
  • Letter of Intent
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (international students only).

Questions should be directed to

International Applicants

International students must meet ALL of the requirements above and those required by International Admissions. 

Visit International Admissions for more information.

Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fees can be found on the Student Finances website.

Financial Aid

Full time students (5 credits or more) are eligible for financial aid.

Program Advising

All interested student are strongly encouraged to contact us for more details

Are you eligible for an application fee waiver?

The recruitment, retention, and support of students from underrepresented backgrounds is central to the Graduate School's mission. We strive to develop and promote efforts to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion campus-wide.  Application fee waivers are offered to eligible applicants.

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