How to Apply for Admission to the MCEB Biology Graduate Program


The School of Biological Sciences accepts students once a year for admission for Fall Semester only.

Documents Required for Online Submission:

  • Transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae (Sample CV)
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (international applicants only)
  • Research Interest Checklist (Checklist)
  • GRE scores are no longer required or accepted

For more information on these documents see Criteria for Admission

**** applications for Fall 2021 have closed. We encourage prospective students to apply next fall for fall 2022. Applications will be due in December 2021.****

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Application Timetable:

December 1, 2020
Application deadline for Fall 2021

December - mid January
Review of applications

February 12 – 13, 2021
Interviews for applicants.

mid to late February
Applicants are notified of admissions decision

April 15
Decision date for acceptance of admission offers by applicants. The University of Utah subscribes to the Council of Graduate Schools April 15 Resolution.

For questions or additional information, please contact the Biology Graduate Program Office
Shannon.Nielsen@bioscience.utah.edu