2024-2025 Admission Requirements for the Graduate Major in Molecular Biology

Admissions Requirements for the Graduate Major in Molecular Biology


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

Deadlines to apply

December 1, 2023

Admission Limited to


Exams & GRE Types

GRE: Not required

Letters of Recommendation


UCLA-Wide Graduate Admissions Requirements

Degree-Specific Admissions Requirements

In addition to the University's minimum requirements and those listed above, a statement of purpose is required.

Medical students seeking M.D./Ph.D. degrees may apply to the Ph.D. program via the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). M.D.s seeking a Ph.D. may apply via the Specialty Training and Advanced Research (STAR) Program. These applicants are expected to have identified a dissertation supervisor (chair of the doctoral committee). In addition to the applicant's submission of the Application for Graduate Admission, the applicant's prospective mentor must complete and submit the MBIDP Mentorship Application

Program Name

Molecular Biology

Molecular Biology is the major for the following home areas in Graduate Programs in Bioscience: Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology; Cell and Developmental Biology; Gene Regulation, Epigenomics and Transcriptomics; and Immunity, Microbes and Molecular Pathogensis; and is an interdepartmental program. Interdepartmental programs provide an integrated curriculum of several disciplines.

Leading to the
degree of

M.S., Ph.D.

Major Code



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