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Genetics (PhD)

The PhD in the Graduate College's interdisciplinary Genetics program is awarded by the Graduate College.

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 

Preliminary Application

The graduate application process

  • If you have received a letter indicating an offer of preliminary acceptance to the Genetics Program, submit the online application to the Graduate College and pay the $60 application fee by credit card ($100 for international applicants).

Materials to send to Admissions after you have received a letter indicating an offer of preliminary acceptance to the Genetics Program

  • 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 Preliminary Application is approved by the Genetics Program, you should Apply Online, the $60 application fee ($100 for international students) is payable by Discover, MasterCard, or Visa.

Contact Information 

Genetics Graduate Program
The University of Iowa
356 MRC
Iowa City, IA 52242 
grad-genetics@uiowa.edu
319-335-3603

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