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Division of Natural Sciences & MathematicsDepartment of Biological Sciences

Graduate Admissions & Financial Aid

admission steps

The graduate program in Biological Sciences typically admits students in the Fall Quarter. Review of applications for September begins the previous January.  For favorable consideration for acceptance and assistantship support, applicants must have ALL material outlined in the Admission Requirements submitted by Jan. 15. Applications may be submitted later, but assistantships for the following September may no longer be available.

Admission Steps - MS in Ecology & Evolution

Admission Steps - MS in Cell & Molecular Biology

Admission Steps - PhD in Ecology & Evolution

Admission Steps - PhD in Cell & Molecular Biology


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 MS or PhD 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.

Faculty Research interests

Faculty Contact information