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December 1 is the deadline for the receipt of application materials for acceptance into the Ph.D. program beginning the following fall, and April 15 is the deadline for master's candidates:

  • Application with Personal Statement
  • Application Fee
  • All Transcripts
  • Minimum of Two Letters of Recommendation
  • GRE Scores for General Exam (not required for master's students)
  • TOEFL and Financial Statement (for international applicants only)

Applicants must take the GRE General Test prior to the December 1 application deadline for us to receive the scores in time to consider your application for the following fall semester. Scores received after the December 1 deadline will be considered only if your application has been paid for and received by December 1. A Subject Test in biology, biochemistry, chemistry or physics, while NOT REQUIRED, will be helpful in the review of your file.

A file will generally not be reviewed until all application materials have been received.

A bachelor's degree from a qualified college or university is required or expected prior to the program’s start date. Applicants are expected to have taken college-level courses in Biology, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Calculus, and Physics.


Financial Support

All accepted Ph.D. candidates are fully supported for the duration of their study. Students are eligible for teaching and research assistantships that include tuition, curriculum fee, health insurance, dental coverage, and an annual stipend (Effective September 1, 2013 the stipend will be $23,670.40). Once a dissertation lab is selected, students are supported by research assistantships or fellowships. All students are required to serve as teaching assistants, generally during their first year.

Master's students accepted into the Program are not guaranteed funding. Students should discuss the possibility of funding through their advisor's lab prior to applying.

 
 
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