Biological Sciences

Biology (BI77)

UC San Diego's biology program, in association with the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, offers broad training in an extraordinary setting for highly motivated students interested in training with outstanding faculty. Faculty research interests include: biochemistry and biophysics, cell and developmental biology, ecology behavior and evolution, genetics and molecular biology, immunology virology and cancer biology, neurobiology, plant molecular biology, quantitative biology, and signal transduction.

Program Info

Area of Study Biology
Specializations

Biochemistry; Biophysics; Bioinformatics; Cancer Biology; Cell Biology; Conservation Biology; Developmental Biology; Ecology, Behavior and Evolution; Genetics; Immunology; Microbiology; Molecular Biology; Neurobiology; Plant Molecular Biology; Plant Systems Biology; Quantitative Biology; Signal Transduction; Virology; Undecided

Department Biological Sciences
Major Biology
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines November 29, 2017 (Fall 2018)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

GRE Subject Test is recommended.

Biology, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, or Chemistry
English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Accepts only the online Statement of Purpose.

Resume/CV

Not required

Contact Info

Website http://biology.ucsd.edu/education/grad/phd/admissions.html
Email biophdadmissions@ucsd.edu
Campus Office 1228 Pacific Hall
Phone (858) 534-8983
Fax (858) 534-4459
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Division of Biological Sciences
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0348
La Jolla CA 92093-0348

Biology (BI84)

UC San Diego's biology program, in association with the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, offers broad training in an extraordinary setting for highly motivated students interested in training with outstanding faculty. Faculty research interests include: biochemistry and biophysics, cell and developmental biology, ecology behavior and evolution, genetics and molecular biology, immunology virology and cancer biology, neurobiology, plant molecular biology, quantitative biology, and signal transduction.

Program Info

Area of Study Biology
Specializations

Biochemistry; Biophysics; Bioinformatics; Cancer Biology; Cell Biology; Conservation Biology; Developmental Biology; Ecology, Behavior and Evolution; Genetics; Immunology; Microbiology; Molecular Biology; Neurobiology; Plant Molecular Biology; Plant Systems Biology; Quantitative Biology; Signal Transduction; Virology; Undecided

Department Biological Sciences
Major Biology
Degree B.S./M.S. (current UCSD students only)
Admissions Terms Fall, Winter, Spring
Additional Notes

Interested students should contact the BS/MS Coordinator in the Biology Student & Instructional Services Office before the end of their junior year. For students who have already started their senior year, make sure to e-mail the BS/MS Coordinator as soon as possible.

Application Deadlines October 23, 2017 (Winter 2018)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests
English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Letters of Recommendation

Not Required

Unless otherwise requested by the admissions committee.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Accepts only the online Statement of Purpose.

Resume/CV

Not required

Contact Info

Website http://biology.ucsd.edu/education/contiguous-bsms/index.html
Email bioms@ucsd.edu
Campus Office 1228 Pacific Hall
Phone (858) 534-8983
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Division of Biological Sciences
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0348
La Jolla CA 92093-0348

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