Molecular and Cellular Biosciences at Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University Graduate School » Molecular and Cellular Biosciences

Applicants to the MCB Program should have a solid background in biological and/or physical sciences, prior research experience and a passion for scientific inquiry. Matriculates will study an integrated first year curriculum and have the flexibility to choose 3 laboratory rotations from the 5 participating PhD Programs. A final choice for one program of study will be made by the end of the first year, leading to program-specific elective courses and laboratory research. Applicants may choose to indicate a specific program preference during the application process, if known at that time.

Complete applications include:

  • Personal statement outlining area(s) of interest and describing your
    research experience
  • Resume or CV
  • Unofficial transcript(s)
  • GRE (and TOEFL report for international students) – Unofficial reports may be used for the application process
  • 3 letters of recommendation

The application deadline for PhD applicants to be considered for a tuition scholarship and stipend is December 6th.

Applications completed by January 15th will be reviewed, but may not be considered for the scholarship/stipend.

The Graduate School holds a PhD Interview Weekend which is scheduled for January 26-28, 2017. Invitations will be sent out during the month of December and early January.

Once you begin the online application process, you will be asked to create a unique username and password which will allow you to save your entries and return at a later time. Once you select the MCB Program, you will be given instructions specific to that program. The application will not be successfully submitted unless all required fields are completed.

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