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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 

To apply to this degree program, you will need to send some application materials to the Biosciences Centralized Application System and some to the Office of Admissions.

Materials to send to the Biosciences Centralized Application System:

  • Your official academic records/transcripts (current and former UI students do not need to provide UI transcripts)
  • An online Preliminary Application through the Biosciences Centralized Application System

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 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 may Apply Online. The university's $60 application fee ($100 for international students) is payable by Discover, MasterCard, or Visa. If you cannot pay by credit card, you may Download and Print an Application (PDF) and pay the fee by check or money order in U.S. currency made payable to "The University of Iowa."

Contact Information 

Biosciences Program
The University of Iowa
353 MRC
Iowa City, IA 52242
biosciences-admissions@uiowa.edu
319-335-8306

Biosciences Centralized Application System
The University of Iowa
353 MRC
Iowa City, IA 52242-1181
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