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Ph.D. candidate Drew Thompson from Orti Lab examines killifish in the aquatic suite.

Graduate Admissions

Instructions on how to apply online can be found at the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Admissions web page. A request for an application package may also be sent from this page. Please submit a 250-500 word statement of research interests with the application. Additionally, contact with a prospective faculty advisor is strongly encouraged (see the Faculty page for descriptions of faculty research interests and contact information). Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in an appropriate field and must meet the requirements of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.

Application deadline for the Fall Semester is December 1. Applications for the Spring and Summer semesters are accepted but may not be competitive for funding. Application for funding is made with the application for admittance.

For further information contact the Department's Admissions Director.


Financial Support

Ten Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs) and ten research fellowships with stipend and tuition waiver are available in the Departmental graduate program at the doctoral level. Grants to individual faculty members (e.g., PEET) may also provide support for students working on the specific research goals of the grant. Application for GTAs and Fellowships is included in the application form for admittance. For further information about fellowships visit the Graduate Funding Opportunities web site.

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