**There are two application paths available for certain doctoral programs. Depending on your objectives, you may apply directly to the Biology program or you may apply via the Biological and Biomedical Sciences application umbrella. Please visit program websites to determine the best fit for your objectives.
|Doctoral||PhD||BIOL||Fall*||November 28, 2023|
|Fall Graduate School Fellowships||December 12, 2023 (Recommended) – PLEASE NOTE, ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOVEMBER 28, 2023, IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR FALL 2023 ADMISSION|
|Director of Graduate Admissions||Chris Willett (email@example.com)|
|Graduate Coordinator||Ms. Kenlyn Merritt (firstname.lastname@example.org); please contact with all application inquiries.|
|Address||Department of Biology
CB# 3280, Coker Hall
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
GRE not required
|Letters of Recommendation||3|
|International Applicants Only||TOEFL or IELTS score (no more than two years old)|
|Other Requirements||In addition to the University’s required application materials, applicants should review the information below for additional expectations or application requirements.
The following items should be included in a complete application to the Biology department. Failure to include any of the information or items requested below will result in the application not being reviewed.
Students interested in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (MCDB) should apply through the BBSP program (bbsp.unc.edu). Students interested in Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology (EEOB) should follow the instructions below and use the Biology Department application process (bio.unc.edu). Students interested in the Quantitative Biology program can choose to apply directly to Biology (see instructions below) or apply to the BBSP program (bbsp.unc.edu).
For the EEOB and QBio programs, the direct admissions process is primarily driven by faculty interest, so please identify and contact at least one prospective adviser who’s lab you would be interested in joining before applying
*Only in unusual circumstances and after consultation with the program are other admission terms considered.