2022-2023 Admission Requirements for the Graduate Major in Physiological Science

Admissions Requirements for the Graduate Major in Physiological Science


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

Deadlines to apply

June 30, 2022

Admission Limited to

Fall, Winter, Spring

Exams & GRE Types

GRE: Not required. MCAT: Not required.

Letters of Recommendation


UCLA-Wide Graduate Admissions Requirements

Degree-Specific Admissions Requirements

In addition to the minimum University requirements and those listed above, all applicants are expected to submit a statement of purpose, which should include relevant background information concerning preparation for the degree and a description of the applicant's expectations, goals, and degree objective.

Applicants must also have completed a bachelor's degree in biological sciences, physical sciences or engineering, and generally are expected to have completed a year of coursework in each of the following: calculus; physics; biology; inorganic chemistry; and biochemistry.

Some previous research experience is a strong advantage, but not required. The strongest candidates for the program have at least 9-12 months of research experience.

Applicants also must include a description of their specific area of interest in physiology, their research interests, and, after communicating with individual faculty, the name of one or more departmental faculty whom they wish to consider as a potential research mentor.

Applicants are encouraged to communicate directly with the faculty, including through a personal interview.

Program Name

Physiological Science
(Integrative Biology and Physiology)

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