PhD in Biomedical Sciences Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Applicants must have an undergraduate degree (BA, BS or equivalent) in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics or similar science discipline, previous exposure to laboratory research, U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status, and English language proficiency.

  2. Advanced degree holders (MD, DO, PharmD, DVM, or DDS) are also encouraged to apply.

  3. After the applicant uploads transcripts, personal statement, research summary, layman’s essay, professional headshot, and referee contact information, the applicant submits the online application.

    The applicant’s information then becomes available online to the Graduate School.

  4. Research experience, grades, letters of recommendation, and essays are some, but not all, of the factors considered by the Admissions Committee.  An applicant’s research interests, and the availability of faculty to support those interests, are examples of additional factors in the review process.

  5. Approximately 100-140 students apply for the 12 available slots annually.

  6. There is no fee to submit the application.

  7. The Graduate School no longer requires applicants to take the GRE for admission into the PhD program.

  8. First-year students are encouraged to take advantage of student housing available at Harbor Island Apartments or Parcels @ Crosstown. Rent is significantly subsidized for a fully furnished 1-, 2- or 3-bedroom apartment.