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How to Apply

Applicants will need to take the GRE (Graduate Record Exam). Our institutional code is 5848. Our program code is 0606.

NOTE: International students must submit complete applications (including a TOEFL score of 80 or better for the internet based test) by January 1st for fall admission. 

If you would like to receive additional information, please create an account here:

In addition to the above test scores, all applicants must also submit a Statement of Purpose, a CV, 3 letters of recommendation, and official copies of transcripts from each college attended. 

Once you have created an account you will submit your recommenders emails into the system and they will receive notification to submit letters of recommendation directly into your application package.

GRE scores, TOEFL scores, and official transcripts should be sent to the Graduate School at 620 West Lexington St., 5th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201.

All above application materials must be completed, submitted, and received by January 15th for domestic Ph.D. applicants, by January 1st for international Ph.D. applicants, and by February 15th for all M.S. applicants.  Our priority deadline for Ph.D. applicants is December 1st.

To apply online or for more information please go to the UMB Graduate School website.

Please don't hesitate to contact us at any time during your exploratory and/or application process. Our program boasts a rich and vibrant research community and we are always excited to speak with potential students about our outstanding graduate program.

Students interested in pursuing a dual degree should note the Graduate Program in Life Sciences is associated with two nationally renowned dual-degree programs located right on our campus:

Note: Students interested in pursuing a dual degree will need to apply directly to either one of these programs. 

For frequenty asked questions about our M.S. program click here.

For frequently asked questions about our Ph.D. program click here.