Apply to MSSE
MSSE accepts applicants for a Fall start each year. Applications are open for a Fall 2024 program start, and will close on February 1st, 2024. Start your application on our application portal. Explore this page to learn more about eligibility, academic preparation, and application materials.
The Master of Molecular Science and Software Engineering program is designed for both recent science or engineering graduates and individuals with several years of professional experience. To qualify for admission, you must meet the following requirements. If you have any questions about eligibility, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Required Academic Preparation
MSSE is an interdisciplinary degree designed for students from a wide variety of backgrounds. To account for these differences, MSSE differentiates between “Eligibility Requirements” and “Required Academic Preparation.” Students must demonstrate proficiency in the below subjects before beginning MSSE coursework, but not necessarily before applying. Proficiency in these areas is essential to success in MSSE courses. Formal coursework or informal experience in these areas will be considered in the application review process, but a lack of experience in these areas should not deter you from applying if you are willing to complete these requirements after admissions and before the start of the first semester. If you have any questions about these requirements, please email email@example.com.
All accepted students must be proficient in a high-level language such as Python, Java, or C/C++. Students must be familiar with variable assignments and control structure (for loops, if statements, logic) in one of these languages.
You may satisfy this requirement through prior coursework, personal or professional experience, or through additional study after admission. Here are some courses that could be used to fulfill this requirement. This list is not exhaustive.
Below is a general outline of the materials required to apply. For detailed instructions, please refer to our Application Guide.
- Resume or CV
- Unofficial transcripts
- Statement of Purpose
- Personal History Statement
- Two letters of recommendation
- Proof of English language proficiency
- Application fee ($135 domestic, $155 international)
Applicants offered admission will typically be notified by late March or early April for the fall semester. Applicants who are not offered admission will be notified as the admissions committee makes its decisions. After admission, students will be required to pay a $500 dollar non-refundable deposit to secure their spot in the program.