Biosciences Program

  • Admissions

    Applications to our Biomedical Science Program is currently closed.

    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).

    International students whose first language is not English are advised to review the English language proficiency recommendations for prospective applicants.

    Application Timeline

    Date Item
    September Application opens for fall 2017 consideration
    January 1 Priority deadline for all applicants.
    January 2017 On-campus interviews for invited applicants
    February 2017 On-campus interviews for invited applicants
    April 15 Deadline to respond to offers of admission

    Financial Support

    • PhD students receive:
    • Guaranteed stipend ($27,000 in 2016-2017)
    • Fully paid tuition and fees
    • Health/Dental Benefits

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    Supplement for External Fellowship Program

    The Supplement for External Fellowship (SEF) Program is intended for PhD students who obtain individual, competitive extramural fellowships of $10,000 or more are eligible to receive a supplement to their stipend of $2,000 per year.

    The SEF is provided for the lifetime of the fellowship award or until the graduate appointment is terminated, whichever comes first.


    • Thesis mentor must hold a primary appointment in the Carver College of Medicine.
    • Full-time PhD students in Basic Science Departments | Free Radical & Radiation Biology Program | Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs in Genetics, Immunology, Molecular & Cellular Biology, Neuroscience | Medical Scientist Training Program | Biomedical Science Program

    * Postdoctoral Research Fellows and Postdoctoral Research Scholars are not eligible     

    Application Procedures

    Please send to

    • Copy of the award letter
    • Name of the mentor
    • Name of the graduate training program

    Please allow 10 business days after materials are received for a decision.


    Supplement for External Fellowships Program
    Carver College of Medicine Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
    357 Medical Research Center
    Phone: 319-335-8306