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The Integrated Biosciences Program only accepts applications for fall admission.

For complete application deadlines and instructions, please go to Application Process and Instructions.


The primary educational objective for the IBS graduate program is to prepare research scientists, technicians, primary, secondary and post-secondary educators, and future college faculty for careers in the biological sciences.


To succeed in this objective we will train graduate students broadly in this rapidly changing field, yet deeply in a more specialized aspect of the biological sciences. Training received in the Integrated Biosciences graduate program will give students experience with cutting edge technology so that they will be competitive in academic, industrial, and governmental settings.


Diversity of Views & Experiences (DOVE) Fellowship

The Graduate School Diversity Office (GSDO) administers the DOVE Fellowship. The fellowship is awarded to approximately 20 first-year students from underrepresented groups within a specific graduate program (U.S. citizens or permanent residents). The fellowship provides a $22,500.00 stipend, tuition at regular graduate school rates (up to 14 credits per semester), and subsidized health insurance for one academic year. Graduate programs must nominate prospective students by 12:00 noon, Friday, January 31, 2016.

Students who wish to be nominated must contact the Director of Graduate Studies in advance. The recipients of the DOVE Fellowship are encouraged to participate in the Community of Scholars Program (COSP). For further information please refer to the FAQs website.


Introduce Yourself

An important part of the application process involves talking to faculty and students in the program — please feel free to contact them with questions and/or to arrange a potential campus visit.

Although not a program requirement, you are strongly encouraged to be in direct contact with any IBS faculty members with whom you wish to work.


For Additional Questions Relating To Admissions, Please Visit:


The Office of Admissions is responsible for processing all applications for admission and applications for readmission/change of status for the 132 graduate programs that are part of the Graduate School. The office provides information about and assistance with the application process to students, faculty, and staff. This office also issues the form I-20 for international students admitted to the Graduate School.


More About The IBS Program

  • The IBS program typically admits 10-15 M.S. students and 3-5 Ph.D. students each year.
  • For information relating to GRE or TOEFL score requirements, see Preferred Admissions Standards.
  • All current IBS students are fully supported by either teaching or research assistantships (see Financial Support).
  • If you are interested in the research of a particular faculty member, you are encouraged to contact them to find out about their work and their interest in new graduate students (see Faculty Roster).
  • We welcome applications from international students.


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