VCU School of Medicine Molecular Biology and Genetics Program

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VCU Molecular Biology and Genetics
Admissions

MASTERS IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND GENETICS The deadline to apply for the MS program in Molecular Biology and Genetics is June 1. Applicants must have earned or expect a baccalaureate or equivalent degree, and must have demonstrated a superior knowledge of biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. Applicants should provide a statement of intent and three letters of recommendation. The GRE (General Test) is required, and foreign applicants who do not use English as their native language must take either the TOEFL or IELTS English proficiency examinations. Unofficial language and GRE scores (taken in the past five years) can be uploaded on the Academic History page.

PHD IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND GENETICS All PhD applications are processed through the Biomedical Sciences Doctoral Portal. Please see https://medschool.vcu.edu/education/bsdp/ information on admission criteria and application materials that are required.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS International students are directed to the VCU Office of Global Education for additional guidance.

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION (MS AND PHD) All applications are submitted through the VCU "Apply now" site: https://vcugrad.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login. Once you are logged-in select "Add Program" and then filter for "School of Medicine" and "Masters" or "Doctoral" programs. Select Molecular Biology and Genetics from among the programs listed.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT Qualified applicants to the Ph.D. program are awarded financial aid in the form of graduate fellowships or assistantships, which provide a competitive stipend. Tuition and fees are typically covered for students receiving financial support. Stipend support is available to PhD students; MS students are responsible for their own expenses. For more information on financial aid, refer to the university's Office of Financial Aid.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Please see the VCU Graduate School website for more information.