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University of Colorado Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Admission & Application


The PhD Program in I​ntegrative and Systems Biology aims to recruit dedicated and enthusiastic students from diverse academic and professional backgrounds, including biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics and physics, to join the faculty in advancing the fields of Integrative Biology and Systems Biology.

Application Deadline

We will begin reviewing applications on December 1st and on a rolling basis until March 15th.

Faculty Advisor

Students are required to contact faculty in advance. Prior to application, applicants must have identified and contacted an available Faculty Advisor to ensure availability of a position and appropriate research interests.

Application Requirements

  • GPA of 3.2 or higher is preferred. Minimum acceptable GPA by the Graduate School is 3.0.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): required of all applicants. Students should take the GRE no later than October to ensure scores will be available to the Program.
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants from countries in which English is not the official language.
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all attended institutions

A year of General Biology is preferred. Where needed, supplementary courses or reading programs may be designed to provide background information of sufficient depth for the Program curriculum.

Online submission of the application is required. International students must apply through the Office of International Admissions.

Applicants must hold the equivalent of a US bachelor's degree (BA or BS) from an institution of recognized standing.

Interview and Campus Visit

Some applicants may be contacted for an on campus or phone interview. Applicants invited for an interview will be contacted directly.​

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