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. The Graduate Record Exam (GRE, 50% minimum overall average with no less than 35% in either verbal or quantitative), transcripts and three (3) letters of recommendation are also required. Individuals for whom English is a second language must meet or exceed the minimum score of 95 on the the TOEFL. 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, 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.
For international students, official transcripts or mark sheets of college level work that is from an institution that is outside of the United States must be sent to a credential evaluation service for translation. More detailed information for international applicants can be found HERE.