How to Apply
Applicants for the Human Genetics master's program must have received a Bachelor of Arts or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university. Previous college work is expected to be at 3.0 or higher and should reflect advanced course study.
A nonrefundable application fee of $60 must be submitted via mail along with other required documents. Payments must be made by check or money order to Sarah Lawrence College.
An official transcript from each undergraduate and graduate institution you have attended is required. Only official transcripts sent directly by the institution to Graduate Studies at Sarah Lawrence College will be accepted. It is the applicant's responsibility to see that official transcripts (one copy only) from all colleges and universities attended are sent directly from each school to the Graduate Studies Office (have them specify program on envelope).
Please send two letters of recommendation using our recommendation form from people who know you well enough to give an informed opinion as to your intellectual ability for sustained academic effort. If you are unable to contact former teachers, we welcome letters from others, such as employers, who can make similar assessments. Preferably, one of those should be from a person in your field of interest.
Please send materials to:
Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, N.Y. 10708
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required for admission to Sarah Lawrence College.
International Applicants/TOEFL Results
Individuals whose native language is not English must include official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Information concerning TOEFL may be obtained by writing: TOEFL, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08541. Request that the results are sent to Sarah Lawrence College, ETS code 2810. For more information: www.ets.org/toefl.
Note: All materials submitted become property of Sarah Lawrence College and cannot be returned. This application and all the materials shall not be disclosed to any person not concerned with the professional development of the student.
Statement of Objectives and Goals/Writing Sample
Please make sure to include all writing materials with each sheet clearly labeled, indicating the specific question being answered. Please address each question according to indicated or reasonable length (generally at least 1 page if not indicated). All materials must be typed. Any additional material, which represents your ability to pursue graduate study, would be welcome.
- Autobiography (500-1,000 words).
- Write one essay (800-1,200 words) which includes:
- Why do you wish to pursue graduate work in Human Genetics?
- How do you plan to utilize this training? And,
- Describe in detail a special project or career activity of yours, which will help us to understand your interest and talents.
- Why do you want to pursue your graduate studies at Sarah Lawrence College?
Application deadlines are the same for non-U.S. applicants as for U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
A personal interview is required; regional interviews are possible for qualified candidates unable to visit the College. Applications and supporting documentation are required by January 15 prior to the August of expected matriculation. Interviews of the most competitive candidates are usually scheduled during February and March. If travel to Sarah Lawrence College would be a burden, alternatives may be made.
Interviews are arranged by invitation AFTER all materials have been reviewed.
Sarah Lawrence College admits students and selects employees regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin and thereafter accords them all rights and privileges generally made available to students or employees at the college. The College is strongly committed to basing judgments about individuals solely upon qualifications and abilities and to protecting individual rights of privacy, association, belief, and expression.