Applying to the Program


Applying to the Program

Thank you for your interest in the UCR EEOB Graduate Program!

Priority Deadline is December 1st, 2023

Deadline for Fall Admission and Fellowship Consideration JANUARY 5th, 2024


Please be sure to complete and submit the entire application. 

Late applications may be considered depending on volume of applications

Admissions requirements include a B.A. or B.S. degree in Biology or a related discipline. Majors in other scientific fields are acceptable if basic preparation in biology, chemistry (organic and inorganic), physics, and mathematics are deemed adequate. This should include calculus, inorganic and organic chemistry, and physics.

Prospective graduate students should contact faculty members with interests similar to their own early in the application process. Admission is unlikely without identification of, and prior communication with, a faculty member participating in the EEOB graduate program who can act as a prospective major advisor.

The EEOB program is no longer requiring the GRE for admission into either the MS or PhD.  

GRE scores will not be taken into account for admission decisions.

Unofficial transcripts from every university and college attended since graduation from high school.
This includes community college work that was transferred.  Please attach them under Additional Documents.

Official transcripts will be required only once admission had been offered and accepted.

3 letters of recommendation
Must be submitted electronically only through the application portal.  At least one from a Professor.  Recommendation letters should be from faculty or mentors who have direct knowledge of your abilities, especially any research experience.

International Applicants
International Student Confidential Financial Statement
 (only if required by questions on application)
Official TOEFL score reported to UCR from ETS (scores no older than 2 years from the time you plan to enter UCR)
(UCR Institution Code=4839, no department code required)

For important dates and deadlines visit Graduate Admissions 
Please note, the final deadlines for admission without support differ for domestic and international applicants.

Where to Send Materials
Attach unofficial pdfs of transcripts through the Attach Documents Option in the online application.

If admitted to the program, you must send all official application materials to:
EEOB Graduate Program
CNAS Graduate Student Affairs
1140 Batchelor Hall
University of California Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521 USA

Please contact Katherine Van Horn at or 951-827-4716

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