A Bachelor's degree or its equivalent is required for admission to the Doctoral program. A previously earned Master's degree is NOT required to enter the program. Prior to admission students are expected to have a strong undergraduate background in biology including physics, organic and inorganic chemistry, calculus, and advanced Biology courses.
The general Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, a statement of research interests and experience, and three letters of recommendation are necessary as part of the formal application as well as transcripts from all academic institutions attended. The deadline for receipt of all application materials is January 5th. Ph.D. candidates are accepted Fall term only.
The Rackham Graduate School oversees the requirements of all Ph.D. degrees. Graduate admission decisions, however, are made by the MCDB Graduate Admissions Committee and are then recommended to the Graduate School.