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Prior to beginning the application process, please carefully read the following information.  

Application Deadline

We only admit students seeking a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology and only in the fall semester.

Applicants are responsible for monitoring the status of their application and must ensure all required materials are received by the Graduate and International Admissions Center by the application deadline.

Applications received after the deadline may be considered, at the discretion of the admissions committee. However, late applicants may not be invited to interview or participate in recruitment visits.

Fall 2021 Application Deadline: December 1, 2020

Application Materials

Below is a list of required application materials.

With the exception of official scores for English-language tests, all materials should be uploaded electronically through the online application system. Please do not send paper materials or duplicate paper copies of these materials. Please do not sent materials to our graduate program staff. All materials must be submitted to the UT Austin Graduate and International Admisisons Center.  

After You Apply

Once completed, you may monitor your application via the MyStatus portal. Applications are not reviewed by the admissions committee until after the deadline to apply.

After the admissions committee reviews applications, qualified applicants may be invited to conduct an admissions interview and/or visit the UT campus during program recruitment events. Recruitment events are typically held in January or February and provide opportunity to meet faculty and current graduate students, experience the university campus, and to explore Austin.


If you have any questions about the admissions requirements please check our application FAQs or contact our Graduate Program Coordinator.

If you need technical assistance with the online application, please contact the Graduate and International Admissions Center