Application Process

Prospective students must apply for admission through the University of Nebraska Medical Center Graduate Studies Office. Online application is encouraged, although paper applications can also be downloaded from the Graduate Studies Office website. Students should designate Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy as their Desired Major degree program on the application form (code number M778 for M.S. program and P778 for Ph.D program). In addition, students who enroll in the Graduate College via the Biomedical Research Training Program can choose to earn their degree in Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy following laboratory rotations conducted during their first year of graduate studies.

In addition to completing the online application, applicants for admission to the M.S. or Ph.D. program must submit official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and official results from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Foreign applicants must have completed the GRE within three calendar years of the application date, and must also submit TOEFL scores. GRE and TOEFL scores should be sent to the University of Nebraska Medical Center (Institution Code 6896).

The Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy program accepts new students for enrollment in the fall semester (which begins in mid-August). Applications and supporting documents should be submitted by March 15, whenever possible. Applicants submitting complete applications by this deadline can expect to receive notification of their admission status in early May. Late applications will be considered only if space permits. Late applicants are encouraged to contact the GCBA graduate committee chair directly.