This interactive and innovative Ph.D. sequence is training a new generation of research scientists in the theoretical and applied aspects of Molecular and Cellular Biology. The sequence utilizes current faculty expertise in molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, microbiology, parasitology, immunology, neurobiology, physiology, developmental biology, and biochemistry.
The School of Biological Sciences laboratories employ a range of biological model systems including Drosophila, C. elegans, S. mansoni, zebrafish, Arabidopsis, S. aureus, L. monocytogenes, and H. parainfluenzae. The program will enhance the student's competency in molecular and cellular biology principles, techniques, and their application for becoming leaders in solving tomorrow's problems in molecular cell biology.
A student applying to a doctoral program must:
More information about specific application requirements for international students can be found on the Office of Admissions website.
The first step in the application process is to ask about working in a lab. We do not admit graduate students unless they have at least one faculty member who is willing to have them in their lab.
Contact a member of our faculty who works in your area of interest. Discuss whether they are taking new students, whether your interests sufficiently overlap with theirs, and what research topics are being pursued in their labs.
A student applying to this program must:
A student applying to this program must have a 150 or better on both the GRE quantitative and verbal test. A score of 4.0 or higher on the analytical writing test is also required.
International students required to take an English proficiency test must have a TOEFL score of 90 or greater. The IELTS equivalent is approximately 6.5.
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The University provides graduate assistantships as a means of financial support. They are intended as a way to facilitate a student's progress to degree while providing important professional development.
To be eligible for an assistantship a student must, generally,
Graduate assistants receive
See Student Accounts for information on tuition and fees. Funding for graduate students is available from several different sources. Students who have been admitted from continuous states including Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin will receive in-state tuition.
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