The Department of Molecular Biology reviews applications each year for students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. We encourage applications from students of diverse academic backgrounds.
Application Deadline: December 1, 2016
The Admission Committee thoroughly evaluates each application; there is no single deciding factor for admission. Promising applicants will be invited for an interview.
A complete application includes:
- A completed web-based application.
- Transcript - scanned version obtained from your college or university.
- Official GRE exam scores from ETS. While the GRE General Test is required of all applicants, a Subject Test is not. For GRE scores, use Institution Code 2672.
- Official TOEFL exam scores from ETS for students whose native language is not English and who have not received their undergraduate education in a U.S. college or university.
- For TOEFL scores, use Institution Code 2672.
- Three letters of recommendation.
When applying to Molecular Biology, please proceed directly to Graduate Admission.
All students admitted to the program receive tuition, health insurance, and a generous stipend. The stipend for the 2016-17 academic year is $34,000.
Graduate students will be encouraged to apply for fellowships at some point during their graduate career. Fellowship opportunities are available from the following:
- National Science Foundation
- Department of Energy (DOE)
- Department of Defense (DOD)
- Hertz Foundation
- Department of Defense Breast Cancer
- NJ Comission on Cancer Research (breast, prostate)
- Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer
- American Heart Association
- American Lung Association
- Autism Speaks
- Ford Foundation
- United Negro College Foundation Merck Science Initiative
- Robert D. Watkins Minority
- American Physics Association in Neuroscience
- National Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada
- NJ Commission on Spinal Cord Research
If you are interested in applying for a fellowship, you must discuss the application first with the Graduate Administrator for approval, and with the Assistant Grants Manager for eligibility and assistance with application materials. Visit funding for a comprehensive list of agencies.
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