The Cell, Molecular and Cancer Biology PhD Program at IU School of Medicine-Bloomington evaluates applicants based on their entire application package. The goal of the program’s admissions committee is to identify individuals with the potential for successful completion of the PhD degree and beyond. The committee evaluates candidate academic achievement and research experience to help assess whether the candidate can likely complete the PhD degree. A strong emphasis is placed on high quality research experiences, strong letters of recommendation from research mentor and an enthusiasm for research in the areas of expertise by the program’s faculty investigators.
Admission requirements include:
- The equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in the sciences (Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular/Cell Biology) from a recognized institution of higher education
- A completed University Graduate School application
- TOEFL or IELTS scores for non-native English speakers
- Official transcripts from all universities attended (unofficial copies from the Registrar may be accepted for the review process but an official transcript must be on file for matriculates.)
- Curriculum Vitae or Resume
- Essay responses to the 3 questions about experience, interest, and career goals
- 3 letters of recommendation
- Non-refundable $70 application fee
IU School of Medicine Graduate School Application
To begin the online application process, complete the online application via the University Graduate School website.
When completing the online application, make the following selections in the Intended Program and Plan section:
|What type of degree do you intend to pursue?||Doctoral/PhD|
|Academic Program||IU Medical Science|
|Academic Plan||Cell, Molecular and Cancer Biology|
|Are you applying to a dual degree program?||Yes or No|
There is a non-refundable $70 application fee required when completing this application. You may request a fee waiver for the application through B1G Academic Alliance. Additional opportunities for application fee waivers are available through the Indiana University graduate School. For more information, contact Jackie Breeding.
International applicants may also seek assistance from the Office of International Services. Request a paper copy of the application for international students by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions regarding the admissions process can be directed to email@example.com.
Admission to the Cell, Molecular and Cancer Biology Program requires completion of the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in the sciences (Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular/Cell Biology) from a recognized institution of higher education. Applicants are required to provide proof of the completion of this requirement via transcripts from the institution in which the degree was obtained. At the time of application, applicants may upload unofficial transcripts; however, official transcripts must be sent before an official offer for admission can be made. Official transcripts may be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or via postal service to:
Cell, Molecular and Cancer Biology Program
IU School of Medicine-Bloomington
1001 E. 3rd Street, Jordan Hall 104
Bloomington, IN 47405
Office of International Services
400 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
As part of the application process, applicants will need to upload the following supporting materials: