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Division of Natural Sciences & MathematicsDepartment of Biological Sciences


Graduate Admissions & Financial Aid

How to apply for PhD or Master of Science study in Biology

The graduate program in Biological Sciences admits students in the Fall Quarter only. Review of applications for September begins the previous January.  For favorable consideration for acceptance and GTA support, applicants must have ALL material outlined in the Admission Requirements submitted by Jan. 1. Applications may be submitted later, but GTA support for the following September may no longer be available.

2016-2017 Admission Requirements

NOTE: International applications take longer to process. International students are strongly encouraged to have all application materials submitted 8 weeks prior to the deadline.

Special Program requirement - Faculty advisor

In most cases, acceptance into the program is contingent upon support by a member of the faculty. Applicants should identify a faculty member(s) whose research is of particular interest to the applicant, and should contact the faculty member directly to discuss the potential of being in that faculty member's laboratory. This communication should begin early in the application process.

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