University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
Applicants must complete at least a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent prior to enrollment in the Program. Examples of undergraduate majors that normally constitute satisfactory preparation for graduate work in Neuroscience include but are not limited to: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Neurobiology, Neuroscience and Psychology.
The Genetics GIDP program does not have absolute criteria for GPA or GRE scores, characteristics of a strong application will generally include:
The Graduate Admissions Committee evaluates the entire admissions file. Deficiencies in one or two of the areas described above should not discourage interested applicants from applying.
All required documents *must be* uploaded electronically; no paper copies will be accepted during the application process.
The following is a summary of all materials that should be prepared submitted online prior to the application deadline (December 1 for PhD) in order to complete your application:
It is recommended that you keep a hard-copy of all online forms, in case there are technical problems with online transmission.
If you are admitted, you will be required to submit 2 copies of your transcripts to:Nathan Ellis Genetics GIDP 1548 E. Drachman St. Tucson, AZ 85721-047 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 8572-0476
Problems submitting your application should be addressed to Nathan Ellis, Program Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org (520) 626-1452.
Your personal statement should be between 1000-1500 words long, and might include a discussion of your long-range goals; your reasons for pursuing an advanced degree; your interest in our program; information on your prior research experience or teaching (if any); and topics in genetics that are of particular interest to you and that might serve as the focus of your graduate program.
Letters of recommendation
All applicants must submit three letters of recommendation. These letters should be current or former advisors or instructors, and may address your previous research or laboratory experience, your academic qualification, your scientific potential, and your motivation for graduate work.
Candidates for admission have the option to take the Verbal/Quantitative/Analytical Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Scores from the advanced examinations (e.g. biology, chemistry, physics, psychology) may also be included in the application, but are not required.
International students are required to submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum TOEFL: a score of 550 (paper based) or 79 (iBT) or higher.
The current funding package for doctoral students includes:
Annual Stipend (living expenses) $27,000
Benefit: tuition) $12,512
Benefit: Health Insurance $ 1,875
Benefit: Out of State Tuition (if applicable) $18,322
The funds utilized by the Program to support the doctoral student stipends are derived from Faculty contributions, Graduate College Fellowships, and Teaching Assistantships.
Graduate students are guaranteed funding for their first-year during rotations (9 months) by the Genetics GIDP/ABBS programs, pallowing the new students to spend time durint their first year exploring different labs and finding the one best suited to their own research interests. After that, the students declar the lab in which they intend to do their dissertation, the student's funding is derived from support from their faculty advisor.
Because of uncertainties in funding sources, the intention of support cannot be construed as a guarantee of continuous support to any student. However, the Genetics GIDP Program makes every effort to provide financial support to our students throughout their academic careers.
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program:
NRC Taxon(a) for this program:
Genetics and Genomics
View Genetics (PHD) in the University's Main Catalog.
|Application Acceptance Rate||24%|
|Avg. Time-to-degree (years)||6.21|
|Enrollment Percent Male||30%|
|Enrollment Percent Female||70%|
|Enrollment Percent International||33.33%|
|Enrollment Percent URM||10%|