Applying to the CMDB theme

The GBS program and CMBD theme invites applications from individuals committed to obtaining a graduate education in biomedical sciences. Applications are strongly encouraged from individuals with previous work experience, a master's degree in related area, or a professional degree such as the M.D., D.M.D., D.V.M. or O.D. THERE IS  NO APPLICATION FEE FOR DOMESTIC APPLICANTS.


Applications to the program are reviewed by the GBS Admissions Committee and faculty in the CMDB theme, where appropriate. Acceptance will be based on undergraduate performance (both the curriculum and grade point average), letters of recommendation, GRE scores, a personal statement of research interests, performance in other graduate programs or research activities and, when possible, a personal interview.

For full acceptance into the program, a bachelor's degree including undergraduate coursework in calculus, general and organic chemistry, and at least one introductory course in zoology or biology should be completed by the time of entrance. Courses in genetics, cell biology, immunology, molecular biology, neurobiology, and physical chemistry are also to the benefit of the candidate.


Applications are reviewed beginning October 15th of each year, with offers being made from November 1 until April 15th each year. Early applications are encouraged and an accelerated review and decision process is provided for early applicants. In some circumstances applications received after April 15th will still be reviewed and offers for admission made if space is available (please inquire).

Please note that the deadline for foreign applicants is January 15 and this deadline is strictly enforced.


Nan Travis
Graduate Program Manager
205.996.6749 Fax

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