How to Apply

Application Information
Applications should be submitted by December 4, 2017 for admission in the fall semester 2018.

When applying on-line, please select under
Program: Integrated Program
Specialization: Cellular Physiology and Biophysics

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Admission Requirements
Previous training should include courses in differential and integral calculus, statistics, physics, chemistry and biology. In some instances, a candidate may make up deficiencies by taking appropriate courses after admission to the Graduate Program.

Applicants are required to submit:

  • A college transcript

  • Three letters of recommendation

  • A personal statement

    - Describe your background, your past work in your intended field of study, and your plans for graduate study and a professional career. If you are currently in a graduate program at another university, please explain why you wish to leave. If you are not currently enrolled in an academic program, please describe your activities since last registered. Although there is no word limit, we suggest a statement of approximately 500 words.

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. Results from an advanced GRE test (e.g. in Biology or Chemistry) are also highly desirable.
    All official test scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to Columbia University: code 2619. No department code is needed.

International Students
Applicants from non-English- speaking countries are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). All official test scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to Columbia University: code 2619. No department code is needed.

If your academic transcripts are not originally in English and the college/university you attended does not provide a translation of your transcript into English, you must upload a separate file with an electronic or scanned-in version of a translation to English for each of your non-English transcripts.

Additional information for international students can be here.