Admissions and how to apply
All applicants must meet the University of California minimum GPA requirement for
admission. While most students entering the Genetics program have an undergraduate
or master’s degree in a traditional biology major (such as genetics, biology or
biochemistry), students from other fields such as computer science or statistics
are also accepted into the program.
Demonstrated scholarly achievement and evidence of a strong aptitude for scientific
research are important criteria in the decision to accept an applicant. For these
reasons, the GGG does not have formal course requisites for entry into the group.
However, previous coursework in chemistry, genetics, molecular biology, statistics,
and biochemistry will expedite students’ completion of their degrees.
Please apply for admission online (see information below). The application deadline
is December 15. Admission is for the Fall quarter only.
Fall application information:
Please use the following link to access the online application:
appropriate fee must be paid before the application will be considered complete,
and a fee must be paid for each application submitted.
- Letters of recommendation must be submitted electronically through the online
application. Please do not submit recommendation letters until the online
service is available.
- Please submit only one transcript for each university or college you have
attended. That transcript will be made available to faculty in each graduate
program to which you have applied, as well as for the review of the fellowship application.
Transcripts should be sent directly to the graduate program to which you are applying.
- Please use these codes for reporting electronic scores from the Graduate Record
Examination General Test. Institution Code: 4834 and Department code: 0210.
- TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for international students. Institution code:
4834 and Department code: 06.
The GRE General Exam is required for all GGG applicants. A GRE
subject test (in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, or
statistics) is not required but is highly recommended for students who plan to apply
for fellowships, training grants, or internal funding. TOEFL or IELTS scores are
required for international students. For information about the GRE and TOEFL preparatory
requirements contact: Educational Testing Service http://www.ets.org/
, Princeton, New Jersey, 08540-6000.
The following application materials are required and should be submitted by December 15:
- Application (online)
- GRE scores
- Official TOEFL score (for international applicants)
- Official university/college/community college transcripts
- Three letters of recommendation (online)
- Fellowship application (recommended)
Send materials not submitted online to the address below:
College of Biological Sciences Dean's Office
Genetics Graduate Group
310 Life Sciences
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
It is recommended you contact the program coordinator (email@example.com)
to check that all your materials have been received. Applications will not be reviewed
until your file is complete.