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Physics and Biology in Medicine Graduate Program


How to Apply to PBM PhD Program

Online Application Materials (Part I):

To apply to the Physics and Biology in Medicine PhD, please follow these steps in the Online Application.

  1. Under "Plan for Graduate Study", please select "Bioscience PHD – Physics & Biology in Medicine" as your major and select "Fall" as the application term.
  2. On the Bioscience – Physics & Biology in Medicine screen,
    1. Rank your interest in the research areas listed with "1" being your first choice.
    2. Select 5 faculty with whom you share research interests. (1 = greatest interest)
  3. CV / Resume
  4. Statement of Purpose
    1. Please note that we do not need a Personal History Statement if this is part of the application. We only need your Statement of Purpose in lieu of this.
  5. Three Letters of Recommendation.
  6. Fellowship Application, if applicable

Application Materials (Part II):

  1. Official Transcripts
    • Official transcripts must be sent directly from your institution's registrar's office to our department (either via mail or electronically to pbm@mednet.ucla.edu)
  2. Test Scores :
    • GRE Scores - **ARE NOT REQUIRED**
    • TOEFL or IELTS Scores
      • Applicable to foreign students
      • Must be taken within 3-4 years prior to application.
      • Institution Code/Department Code : 4837 / 36

Please use one of the following mailing addresses to send the application materials to the department.

UCLA Physics and Biology in Medicine IDP
Box 951721
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1721
ATT: Student Affairs Officer


UCLA Physics and Biology in Medicine IDP
650 Charles E Young Dr S, RM B2-115CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1721
ATT: Student Affairs Officer

Please note that the official deadline for Part I and Part II of the application is December 1st of each year. Applications submitted after the deadline will encounter increased competition.

Please realize that an application will not be considered complete and ready for review by the Faculty Admissions Committee unless the above relevant items have been received.