Frequently Asked Questions

Below are the answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Cell, Molecular and Cancer Biology Program at IU School of Medicine-Bloomington:

Yes. All students who are admitted are offered full tuition coverage and a stipend. Financial support is guaranteed for five years as long as the student maintains good standing.

The current stipend is $27,000 per year.

Yes, graduate students are eligible for the Indiana University health insurance.

Yes, the program selects qualified domestic candidates to visit Bloomington (at the school’s expense) to visit on a Friday-Saturday Graduate Recruiting Weekend (GRW) in February.

Yes, international students residing in the U.S. are eligible for in-person interviews if selected by the admissions committee. Selected applicants residing outside of the U.S. will be interviewed via Skype or phone.

Yes, students apply through the Indiana University Graduate School as described on the Applying for Admission page.

Yes, you may request a fee waiver for the application through the B1G Academic Alliance. Additional opportunities for application fee waivers are available through the Indiana University Graduate School. For more information, contact Judy Post.

No, the GRE test is no longer required.

No, for the application process you may submit unofficial transcripts. However, if you are chosen for an interview and an offer for admission, the official transcripts will need to be sent before the offer for admission can be made.

Yes, the TOEFL exam is required for international applicants. Please send TOEFL scores to Indiana University Graduate School using code 1324. If the applicant has completed a degree in the US, this requirement is waived.

Yes, the IELTS can be used in place of the TOEFL. For the IELTS, a score of 7.0 is recommended.

No, lab rotations and courses during the first year of the program will give you an opportunity to explore different types of research before you have to select your dissertation lab and project.

Yes! Program faculty are happy to receive emails from prospective trainees and to answer any questions about the work within their laboratory or the program in general. Individuals considering applying to the program are strongly encouraged to contact the faculty member directly in which they have potential interest in working with.