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Cont-LabThe Scripps Research Institute's Graduate Program was designed to educate and train the next generation of scientists in the biological and chemical sciences. This requires highly motivated students who thrive on challenges.  Due to the interdisciplinary and broad nature of the graduate program, there are no specific course pre-requisites; however, applicants should ensure that they have adequate preparation to pass the school’s course requirements in one of the five tracks (Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Biophysical Chemistry, Biology, and Immunology).

Admission standards are the same for the La Jolla and Florida campuses. Applicants can apply to either or both campuses through the online application system.

The Graduate Program accepts applications from individuals earning or who have earned a bachelor's degree or the equivalent. Applicants have been admitted with a wide variety of backgrounds, including degrees in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Chemical Engineering, as well as other disciplines but all have demonstrated a strong commitment to science and research. 

Candidates applying to the Chemistry, Biology, Chemical Biology, and Biophysics tracks are expected to have taken core scientific courses in their discipline, as well as advanced coursework in their area of specialization.

The program strongly encourages applications from students regardless of nationality, race, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, sex, citizenship or disability.