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How to Apply

The application for the Plant Biology Graduate Program is only available on line at UCR Electronic Graduate Application.

Application Deadlines and Procedure

November 8, 11:59 pm

Deadline for Department Paying Application Fees

The Plant Biology program will pay the application fee for Domestic Plant Biology applicants who SAVE (not submit) their completed application and fill out the Application Fee Request Form by November 8th (11:59 Pacific Time). Please see above for details.

November 22

Deadline for Early Funding Consideration for Fall Quarter

The Plant Biology Graduate Program uses an early funding consideration priority deadline. The applications completed by this date will receive priority consideration for funding and admission.

Applications are Still Being Considered for Fall Quarter. Please Submit Your Application by January 5.

Where to Send Materials

Please 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 the below address:

Graduate Program in Plant Biology
1140 Batchelor Hall
University of California
900 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92521 USA

What do you need to apply for the Plant Biology Graduate Program?

Critical items needed for the online application to the Plant Biology Graduate program include:

A completed on-line application
Transcripts: Unofficial transcripts can be used for the initial review process. Please attach them to the application.
 
If admitted to the program, please send official, sealed transcripts from undergraduate and MS degree-granting institutions to:
 

Graduate Program in Plant Biology
1140 Batchelor Hall
University of California
900 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92521 USA

Three letters of recommendation Statement of purpose (Research experience and interests)
Personal history statement
GRE:

 

The UCR institution code for the GRE is 4839
The Plant Biology GRE code is 0205.

TOEFL Scores (for international students)

The UCR institution code for the TOEFL is 4839
The Plant Biology TOEFL code is 37.

Names of UCR faculty with whom you have communicated or who you would be interested in working with.

We look forward to seeing your completed application. If you have questions about the program or application process, please contact the Staff Graduate Advisor for the Plant Biology Program.

IMPORTANT: Admission and funding decisions cannot be initiated until all required application material is received.
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