2024-2025 Admission Requirements for the Graduate Major in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology

Admissions Requirements for the Graduate Major in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology


APPLYING

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

Deadlines to apply

Master of Science (M.S.) degree: April 22, 2024

The program is not accepting applications for the doctoral degree program for the 2024-25 academic year.

Admission Limited to

Fall

Exams & GRE Types

GRE: Not required

Letters of Recommendation

3

UCLA-Wide Graduate Admissions Requirements

Degree-Specific Admissions Requirements

In addition to the University's minimum requirements and those listed above, all applicants must have completed a Bachelor's degree in a STEM field or have taken at least four upper division core courses in a STEM field. Applicants must have earned a minimum GPA of 3.3 in upper division coursework as undergraduates. In addition, it is preferred, but not required, that applicants have some exposure to a research experience, such as active or remote participation in a laboratory-based undergraduate research project, or in a discovery-based laboratory science course.

All applicants will also submit a statement of purpose outlining past research experience, a description of their areas of potential research interest, and the names of at least one to three prospective faculty members with whom the applicant would like to perform thesis research.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to communicate directly with faculty in whose laboratories they are interested in conducting research prior to applying to the program.

Information about the faculty can be found on the MCDB website shared below.

Program Name

Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology

Applicants interested in studying with faculty in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology are encouraged to apply to an appropriate home area in Graduate Programs in Bioscience.

Leading to the
degree of

M.S., Ph.D.

Major Code

0644

Address

The program is not accepting applications for the doctoral degree program for the 2024-25 academic year.
114 Hershey Hall
Box 957246
Los Angeles, CA 900957246

Phone

310-206-3987

Email

mcdb@lifesci.ucla.edu

Website

www.mcdb.ucla.edu