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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. To help us answer your questions comprehensively, please tell us about yourself and your program or research interests by completing this information form.

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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Please check our Frequently Asked Questions and the WFU Graduate School Frequently Asked Questions; if you still have other questions regarding the application process, please bggrad@wakehealth.edu