Admission to the Integrative Physiology & Molecular Medicine (IPMM) Doctoral Program requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited undergraduate institution with a recommended minimum GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 grading scale. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended and three (3) letters of recommendation are also required. For letters of recommendation, we ask that one of the letters be from your most research mentor, if available.
For international applicants, a minimum TOEFL score of 95, with no less than 20 in any single section, or, an IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5, is recommended. International students must also have their transcripts evaluated by credential evaluation service for translation. The transcript evaluation must be a course-by-course evaluation that identifies and describes each diploma or certificate. We will accept course-by-course evaluations from World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), International Education Research Foundation (IERF) or Validential Sales.
More detailed information for international applicants can be found HERE.
Effective February 15, 2019: The IGPBS and IPMM have made the following changes to the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) admissions requirement.
- The GRE is not required for IGPBS applicants, both domestic and international. However, if an applicant chooses to submit GRE scores, the scores will be considered during application review.
- If you choose to submit a GRE, the minimum GRE requirements that we are looking for are: a 50% average between the verbal and quantitative scores, with no less than 35% in either category.
Students should have completed the following undergraduate courses (or their equivalents):
|Required Courses||Recommended Courses|
|Mathematics||-- --||Training through the level of integral calculus|
|Chemistry||2 semesters of organic chemistry||1 semester of biochemistry|
|Physics||2 semesters of physics||-- --|
2 semester of biology
|1 semester of mammalian physiology|
The IPMM Graduate Committee may require that deficiencies in the undergraduate coursework be eliminated during the first year of graduate study.
The IPMM Graduate Committee renders admissions decisions based on all information submitted as part of the application process. No single factor has overriding impact on this decision; rather, students are selected for admission on the basis of composite science and math GPA, overall undergraduate GPA, GRE scores (if applicable), letters of recommendation, and the personal statement. The personal statement should reflect interest in IPMM, including relevant experience and/or educational training. Performance in graduate-level courses is also given consideration.
Prospective students who wish to apply to IPMM should follow the admission guidelines on the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences program (IGPBS) admission website.