Applying to Our Graduate Programs

Note: To apply to one of our graduate programs, you must have earned a baccalaureate/undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university.

    1. Applicants Should Complete the Graduate School Application Forms:

      Complete the application forms online. You may request to have these forms mailed to you if you prefer to complete a paper copy.

    2. Applicants should include the following major codes on the application form under the Educational Plans Section.
      • College/School Code - GMDEG
      • Major Code: Anatomical Sciences & Neurobiology - ASNB
      • Degree Codes
        (Ph.D. in Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology) 
        ASNBMS (M.S. in Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology (Thesis))
      • Institutional Code - 1838 (for reporting both the GRE and TOEFL scores to the University of Louisville)

    If you are using printed application forms, please mail completed printed forms to:

    Graduate Admissions
    University of Louisville
    Louisville, KY 40292

    IPIBS and Your Application: The Departments review applications and submit potential candidates for Fellowship awards to the IPIBS Committee. If selected, the Director of the IPIBS will confirm the offer of an IPIBS Fellowship in a letter to you. Current support packages consist of an annual stipend of $26,000, full waiver of tuition and fees, plus health care benefits. Every student admitted to the Ph.D. Program can expect to receive continued financial support for the entire period of graduate study, provided he or she remains a resident and makes satisfactory progress in meeting degree requirements.

    Acceptance of Fellowship Offer: IPIBS will notify the Graduate School of your acceptance once received. Students supported by an IPIBS Fellowship may not accept any additional employment during the term of the fellowship unless granted specific written authorization to do so by the IPIBS Executive Committee. Accepting the IPIBS Fellowship requires that you complete the core curriculum integrated throughout the curricula of the five departmental, discipline-based programs of study. To retain the fellowship if switching between departments you should contact the IPIBS director.

    Students with Advanced Standing: A limited number of Fellowships may be offered to students with advanced-standing, in which case, taking the IPIBS core curriculum may be waived and Fellowships modified accordingly. All such applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

    Timeline: Review of applications begins mid-December and continues until all positions are filled. Only complete applications are reviewed. Admission into the program is competitive; applicants are encouraged to submit their applications early. All materials must be received by January 15th for Ph.D. applications and by March 15th for M.S. applications. All Ph.D. applications are automatically considered for a fellowship, which provides a stipend and covers tuition and health insurance. M.S. and Ph.D. program candidates are only admitted in the fall semester. Graduate program orientation begins August 1st (although note that some fall semester classes begin as early as mid-July).

    Admissions Director:

    For departmental assistance and/or questions, contact the ASNB Admissions Director at

    General information:

    More general information relating to admission to Graduate School at the University of Louisville can be found on the Graduate School website.