Application Checklist

Prospective graduate students in the Department of Biology must submit two separate applications: a Biology Department application and UofL Graduate School application. Prospective PhD students seeking financial support for the Fall term should apply by Jan. 15 for full consideration.

___Review the list of faculty in our department and contact any whose research interests you. Contact the faculty member/s to see if they are accepting new students and if there are possibilities of studying under their direction.  Ph.D. and M.S.(thesis) applicants must have a committed faculty mentor before being accepted to our program. The input of the potential mentor will weigh heavily in the admissions process.

___Submit the Biology Department Graduate Program Application. This is not the official university application but will be the main thing the department sees in evaluating your application.

___Complete the UofL Graduate School online application. Please note there is $65 application fee.

___Have two letters of reference sent to UofL Graduate School. References may be completed electronically via the online UofL Graduate School application. 

___Have official transcripts from previous institutions sent to UofL Graduate School. All academic credentials not in English must be accompanied with a notarized verbatim English translation in addition to official transcripts.

___Have the official results of your GRE sent to UofL Graduate School. NOTE: FOR SPRING AND FALL 2021 ADMISSIONS, THE GRE REQUIREMENT IS WAIVED DUE TO COVID-19. SUBMISSION OF GRE SCORES IS OPTIONAL FOR ALL APPLICANTS.

___If English is not your native language, have the official results of your TOEFL or IELTS test sent to UofL Graduate School.