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Anatomy & Cell Biology (Phd)

The PhD in Anatomy & Cell Biology is awarded by the Graduate College. Instruction is offered through the Carver College of Medicine.

Admission Requirements 

Applicants must meet the Admission Requirements of the Graduate College and the department offering the degree program (review the department's web site or the General Catalog for departmental requirements).

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Tuition and fees vary by degree program and the type of student you are.

Application Deadlines 

  • Fall semester—January 1
  • Spring semester—not offered
  • Summer session—not offered

Application Procedures 

The graduate application process has two steps

Submit the online application to the Graduate College and pay the $60 application fee by credit card ($100 for international applicants).

Submit supplemental materials required by your academic program. A few programs require materials be sent directly to them. However, almost all supplemental material can and should be uploaded  from your Admissions Profile on ISIS, our online service center for applicants and students.

Degree Program Supplemental Materials

  • An online application submitted through the Biosciences Centralized Application System
  • A set of your official academic records/transcripts (current and former UI students do not need to provide UI transcripts)

Materials to send to Admissions

  • A second set of your official academic records/transcripts (current and former UI students do not need to provide UI transcripts)
  • Your official GRE General Test scores from the Educational Testing Service (the University's institutional code is 6681)
  • International students may also be required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores to comply with the university's English Language Proficiency Requirements.
  • Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement.


Once your departmental Preliminary Application is approved by the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, you should Apply Online to the University.

Contact Information 

Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
The University of Iowa
1-140 Bowen Science Building
Iowa City, IA 52240-1109

Biosciences Centralized Application System
The University of Iowa
353 MRC
Iowa City, IA 52242-1181
Phone: 319-335-8306 

Office of Admissions
The University of Iowa
107 Calvin Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1396