2023-2024 Admission Requirements for the Graduate Major in Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology

Admissions Requirements for the Graduate Major in Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology


After exploring options and choosing a specific program, follow the steps on our University’s graduate application process:

Deadlines to apply

December 1, 2022

Admission Limited to


Exams & GRE Types

GRE: Not required for Fall 2022 due to COVID-19

Letters of Recommendation


UCLA-Wide Graduate Admissions Requirements

Degree-Specific Admissions Requirements

In addition to the University's minimum requirements and those listed above, all applicants are expected to submit an essay describing academic background, work experience, motivation for research, and career goals.

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in a biological or physical science. Applicants are generally expected to have completed university coursework in mathematics through calculus, college physics, general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, and biology. Courses in cell and molecular biology are recommended. If an applicant lacks preparation in a recommended course, but has an otherwise outstanding academic record, the applicant may be admitted to graduate status provided that the deficiencies are corrected.

In addition to requirements listed above, applicants must submit transcripts of all university coursework.

Students whose native language is not English must demonstrate sufficient capability to understand and communicate in English to be able to successfully complete graduate education.

Selected applicants will be invited to interview with selected members of the faculty and graduate student representatives. The graduate program committee makes admissions decisions based on application information, recommendations of the interviewers, availability of appropriate training faculty, and availability of financial support for the applicant.

STAR program participants are admissible to the Ph.D. program if their research mentor is on the training faculty of the interdepartmental program.

Program Name

Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology

Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology is a home area in Graduate Programs in Bioscience and is an interdepartmental program.  Interdepartmental programs provide an integrated curriculum of several disciplines.

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