Application FAQ

Questions about applying?

Deadlines and fees

What is the deadline for submitting an application?

Are applications accepted for the spring or summer semesters?

How much is the application fee?

The application process

How do I upload my supporting documents?

How do I know if my documents have been received?

How do I apply for a University-sponsored fellowship?

The application review process

What if I don’t have all the prerequisite course work?

On what basis are the applications evaluated?

Who reviews my application?

Are all applicants invited to interview?

Test scores

Is the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) required?

Where should I send my official TOEFL or IELTS test scores?

Transcripts and financial assistance

Do I need to submit official transcripts?

What type of funding is available for incoming students?


If I should have additional questions, whom do I contact?

What will the first year in the Ph.D. program look like?

Does the program require an applicant to have a master’s degree before pursuing a Ph.D. degree?

Do you admit students who are only interested in getting a master’s degree?

How many graduate students are you going to accept next fall?

I would like to contact the faculty whose work I am interested in. Is it possible to contact the faculty before applying?

If admitted, will I be working under a particular professor my first year?

What is the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics’ mailing address?

More questions?

Contact the BCBP Graduate Office with questions regarding the application process:

+1 (979) 845-1013