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Biosciences (PhD)

The Biosciences Program is not a degree-granting program. Rather, it is a multidisciplinary entry program for 16 PhD-granting departments & programs at the University of Iowa. See the List of Participating Programs.

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 degree 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

Materials to send to Admissions

  • A set of your official academic records/transcripts (current and former UI students do not need to provide UI transcripts)
  • Your official GRE scores from 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.

Apply 

Once your departmental Preliminary Application is approved by the Biosciences Program, you should Apply Online. The university's $60 application fee ($100 for international students) is payable by Discover, MasterCard, or Visa.

Contact Information 

Biosciences Centralized Application System
The University of Iowa
biosciences-admissions@uiowa.edu
Phone: 319-335-8306

Office of Admissions
The University of Iowa
107 Calvin Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1396
admissions@uiowa.edu
319-335-1525