The PhD in Integrated Biology is awarded by the Graduate College. Instruction is offered through the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
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).
International students whose first language is not English are advised to review the English language proficiency recommendations for prospective applicants. First year graduate students will have some financial support provided through Teaching Assistantships (second semester for PhD students, and typically fall and spring semesters for MS students), with TA appointments requiring certification of a high degree of English proficiency. Therefore, it is necessary to admit only students with a sufficiently high TOEFL scores (at least 100 overall on the iBT, with a recommended speaking score of 25 or greater).
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.
- Fall Semester—January 1
- Spring Semester—not offered
- Summer Session—not offered
The graduate application process has two steps
- You must first submit the online application to the Graduate College and pay the $60 application fee by credit card ($100 for international applicants).
- Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email instructing you on how to upload your supporting documents and submit letters of recommendation. A few programs require materials be sent directly to them. However, almost all supplemental material can and should be uploaded from your Admissions Profile in MyUI, our online service center for applicants and students. You can only access this AFTER you have submitted your application.
Degree Program Supplemental Materials
- Application for Graduate Awards
The application requirement section of your Profile includes an electronic letter of recommendation feature. If your program of study requires letters of recommendation, you will be asked to give the contact information of your recommenders including their email on your Admissions Profile. The recommender will then get an email giving them instructions on how to upload the recommendation letter and/or form.
- Three letters of recommendation
Materials to send to Admissions
- A set of your unofficial academic records/transcripts uploaded on your Admissions Profile. If you are admitted, official transcripts will be required before your enrollment.
- Your official GRE scores from Educational Testing Service (the University's institutional code is 6681).
- International students may also be required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores to comply with the university's English Language Proficiency Requirements.
- Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement.