Applying to the Program


Applying to the Program

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

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.

JANUARY 5th, 2020 Deadline for Fall Admission and Fellowship Consideration


Please be sure to complete and submit the entire application. Most items are submitted as part of the electronic application.

The Program welcomes early applications. Occasionally, EEOB will consider Ph.D. applications as late as April, but there is a high probability that the limited number of openings will have been filled by that time.

Official GRE  general exam scores reported to UCR from ETS (scores no older than 5 years from the time you plan to enter UCR).
(UCR Institution Code=4839, no department code required)

Official transcripts from every university and college attended since graduation from high school.
This includes community college work that was transferred.

3 letters of recommendation
Must be submitted electronically only through the application portal.

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 and GRE scores 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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