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Admission Information

Admission Requirements

A four-year university degree (the equivalent of a bachelor's degree) is required. Applicants should have an undergraduate or advanced degree in one of the basic or applied sciences. Typical program disciplines include majors in biochemistry, biology, human medicine, immunology, physiology, pharmacology, psychology, veterinary medicine, or zoology. Appropriate undergraduate coursework includes mathematics, chemistry, physics, and biological sciences.

The program accepts applications for graduate study year-round; however, most assistantship and fellowship decisions are made by the end of April. To have the best chance of qualifying for financial support, your complete application (including transcripts and letters of recommendation) must be received by December 1 for fall admission.

As this is a research-based graduate program, prior research experience is highly encouraged for any prospective student. 

The IMBIO program DOES NOT require the submission of official GRE general exam scores with the Fall 2024 semester.

The TOEFL or IELTS exam is required of non-native English speakers that have not obtained a degree from a United States college or university.  The English proficiency minimum for these exams are as follows:

TOEFL Paper (PBT)580
TOEFL Internet (iBT)85

The Admission Decision

  • In general, offers of admission will begin to be made in early to mid-February.
  • IMBIO continues extending admissions offers until our assistantship positions are filled; this process usually concludes around early May. 
  • Offers of admission will be made via email to the email address provided on your application.
  • As long as an applicant has not received a decline email they remain to be under the full consideration of the admissions committee.