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Apply online via the Texas Common Application.

After you submit your admissions application, you’ll receive an email from the Graduate and International Admissions Center that includes your UT EID, allowing you to access MyStatus. During peak periods, this can take 2–3 days. MyStatus will enable you to monitor your application progress and to submit additional materials as needed.


Please submit your application by December 1, 2019 for admission to the doctoral program in Cell and Molecular Biology for Fall 2020. Applications received after that date may be considered, but it may not be feasible to complete the review of late applications in time for invitations to recruitment visits. UT-Austin only admits students seeking a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology and only in the fall semester.


Please use this checklist to ensure that you are submitting all the necessary materials.

All application materials should be submitted online - please DO NOT send paper materials or duplicate paper copies of the online application.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring all required materials have been submitted and received by the Graduate and International Admissions Center.

The GRE and TOEFL scores will be sent directly from ETS upon your request. All other supporting materials should be uploaded electronically through the online application system.

Once complete, please check your application status and documents received here.

After the admissions committee reviews applications, qualified applicants may be invited to interview during a recruitment visit in January or February. These visits provide a great opportunity to interact with faculty and current graduate students, experience our campus, and tour Austin.

Commitment to Diversity

The Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program is committed to providing educational opportunities to students from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in the biological sciences. We strongly encourage students of all backgrounds to apply. In addition to the support from our department, the University of Texas at Austin offers a number of fellowships to promote graduate study and diversity.


If you have any questions about the admissions requirements please check our application FAQs contact our Graduate Program Administrator. If you need assistance with the online application, please contact the Graduate and International Admissions Center.