How to Apply

Applying to the BMCDB Graduate Group

The Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (BMCDB) Graduate Group only accepts applications for the Ph.D program.

Applications are accepted for fall quarter admission only.

Recruitment Interview event anticipated to be held on February 7-9, 2021

An in person, zoom or phone interview is required for admission. 

Program application deadline is midnight December 1 (PST). All supporting materials (transcripts, test scores, letters of recommendation) must be received by this date.  Incomplete applications as of this date will not be considered.

Application Process - What You Need to Know

  • The application fee may be paid by credit card or e-check. The 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 have recommenders send letters in hard copy.
  • UC Davis requires academic records from each college-level institution you have attended. You will be instructed to upload scanned copies of your transcripts after you have submitted your online application. For more details visit https://gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/submit-transcripts.
  • As of 2019, the BMCDB Graduate Group no longer requires the GRE for admissions.
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for international students. Institution code: 4834.
  • If you are submitting IELTS scores instead of the TOEFL, those should be sent to:
    College of Biological Sciences Dean's Office
    Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology Graduate Group
    227 Life Sciences
    University of California
    One Shields Avenue
    Davis, CA 95616-5294

Visit Grad Studies website to begin the application process

The graduate group cannot review an application until all of the above components are received. Inquiries concerning application procedures or any other aspects of the program should be directed to the address below:

College of Biological Sciences Dean's Office
BMCDB Graduate Group
227 Life Sciences
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-5294