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Students enter the Anatomy and Cell Biology Graduate Program via the broader Biosciences Program of the University of Iowa (Application). Admission to the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology—following initial enrollment and participation in the university’s Biosciences Program—is based on an evaluation of the applicant's credentials by faculty of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. Applicants are evaluated based on a combination of:
General Requirements for admission:
Other qualifications that are desirable:
Entering the program in this manner allows students to enjoy the flexibility of investigating several disciplines—by performing research rotations in any three of the Biosciences Program-affiliated laboratories in the fourteen programs under the Biosciences umbrella. During this first year, all students are required to participate in:
Students are assigned an advisor to assist in the selection of courses and research rotations. The curriculum for each student is tailored to fit the student’s individual interests. In May of the first academic year of graduate studies in the Biosciences Program, each student is expected to select a research laboratory and program affiliation, and to begin her/his thesis research project. For students who wish to join the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology as a home department, all coursework completed in the Biosciences Program is applied toward the requirements of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology.
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