Biosciences Program

  • Application

    Applications to the Biosciences Program are submitted via the Biosciences Centralized Application System. You will receive a username and password that will allow you to return to work on your application over several sessions. Your information is transmitted through a secure server and is kept confidential until you submit your application. There is no application fee.

    An application will not be evaluated until the following items have been received:

    1. Application (via the Biosciences Centralized Application System)
    2. Official transcripts from undergraduate and any graduate schools
    3. 3 letters of recommendation
    4. GRE scores - Institution Code 6681 & Department Code 0299
    5. TOEFL (International applicants only) - Institution Code 6681 & Department Code 45

    Deadline

    Students wishing to complete the application process should submit required materials no later than January 1 for full consideration. Applications received after January 1 will be considered on a rolling basis.

    Interviews

    Selected candidates are invited for an on-campus interview and will be contacted by e-mail. Interviews are not conducted prior to submission and evaluation of an application. Travel costs within the US will be covered by the Biosciences Program. Interviews allow applicants the opportunity to measure the quality of the program, the research interests of our faculty, visit with current graduate students, and decide if his or her research interests are a good fit with the institution. Interviews will be conducted January 30-February 1, 2014 and February 20-22, 2014.

    Checking Application Status

    You will be able to check the status of your application materials (transcripts, letters of recommendation, GRE, TOEFL) online by utilizing the username and password provided to you by the Biosciences Centralized Application System. Please check your application status frequently and follow-up with the appropriate institution(s) or person(s) to facilitate the timely submission of the required materials.

    Contact Information

    Correspondence as well as technical support messages will come from biosciences-admissions@uiowa.edu. If you use a spam-blocking tool, please be sure to add this e-mail address to your list of known/safe addresses.

    For questions regarding the Biosciences Program or application procedures, please contact:

    Biosciences Centralized Application System
    The University of Iowa
    353 Medical Research Center
    Iowa City, IA 52242-1181
    Phone: 319-335-8305
    Email: biosciences-admissions@uiowa.edu

    Begin the on-line application process