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Integrated Biology (PhD)

The PhD in Integrated Biology is awarded by the Graduate College. Instruction is offered through the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Admission Requirements 

Applicants must meet the Admission Requirements of the Graduate College and the department offering the degree program (review the Integrated Biology Program 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.

For the Integrated Biology Graduate Program of the Department of Biology, students admitted to the PhD program are guaranteed at least $25,500 per calendar year through graduate assistantships, plus a full-tuition scholarship and paid University fees and low-cost health care insurance premiums. This applies to both U.S. citizens and international applicants.

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 submit some application materials to your academic department and some to the Office of Admissions.

Materials to send to the department:

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.


If you Apply Online, the $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."

U.S. citizens with GRE scores (verbal plus quantitative) of at least 1200 and a grade-point average of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) or better can apply to the Department of Biology for a Reimbursement of the Application Fee.

Contact Information 

Integrated Biology Graduate Program
The University of Iowa
142 Biology Building
Iowa City, IA 52242

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