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Applications for all GPB Home Areas are due each year on December 1 for admission the following fall.
Fee waivers are available for applicants who participated in certain undergraduate programs and who demonstrate need. The Graduate Division grants fee waivers through an established process.
There are over 400 faculty members affiliated with GPB, and they are all listed on this website alphabetically and according to their Home Area affiliations. Each Home Area website also lists affiliated faculty and describes in more detail the research areas available to students.
All Letters of Recommendation must be sent electronically. Within the application forum, you will add the contact information for the recommendation provider. Your Recommenders will be contacted to confirm their identity and given instructions to upload their letter electronically within the application system.
Graduate Programs in Bioscience does not have a minimum GRE score requirement. All of your application materials including GRE scores, GPA, previous experience, and Statement of Purpose will be considered.
No, the GRE Subject exam is not required for any Home Area. However, if you did take a GRE Subject exam, you may submit the scores within your application to give a better picture of your academic knowledge base.
Official transcripts are required before admission for the following Home Areas: Bioinformatics, Molecular Pharmacology, Neuroscience, and Physics & Biology in Medicine. The following Home Areas will require that you submit your official transcripts after you have been admitted: Biochemistry, Biophysics & Structural Biology, Cell & Developmental Biology, Gene Regulation, Genetics & Genomics, Immunity, Microbes & Molecular Pathogenesis, and Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Physiology,. Please send official transcript copies directly to the Home Area to which you are applying. Official electronic copies of transcripts may also be sent directly from your institution’s Registrar to the Home Area email. Home Area Contact information may be found on the left-hand side of the Contact website.
Applicants are expected to investigate Home Areas, select one that best matches his or her research interests, and follow the specific application instructions. However, we recognize that many applicants have broad interests that may be evolving. That is why students can rotate in labs in different Home Areas and can change Home Areas during their first year. If you decide that there may be a better fit after you submit your application, please contact our office and we will do our best to accommodate changes.
Historically the previous umbrella program, ACCESS, received on the order of 500 applications, made about 100 offers and normally enrolled classes of 30-50 students. With reorganization as the Graduate Programs in Bioscience in 2014, enrollment through all the Home Areas expanded to about 70 students from over 1500 applications. View our Admissions Statistics.
Normally, international students make up 10-15% of the total enrolled class.