How to Apply
PRL faculty have many varied interests, conduct interdisciplinary research, and are affiliated with multiple departments and programs on campus. Because the PRL is not a degree-granting program, we do not accept applications directly from prospective graduate students. Instead, we consider applicants referred by one of the degree-granting departments/programs listed below. Within recent years, admission to number of the relevant graduate student programs has been streamlined and condensed into the Biomolecular Sciences (BMS) Gateway, and many of the graduate students currently within the PRL have entered through this program.
When you apply to an individual department or program, please note in your Statement of Purpose that you would like to be considered by the PRL and also indicate any PRL faculty whose research areas interest you. We also encourage you to correspond with one or more of our faculty so that we know of your interest in our program and so that future rotation/research possibilities may be discussed.
|Department or Program||Applications to Graduate Program|
|Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BMB)||Biomolecular Sciences (BMS) Gateway|
|Cell & Molecular Biology Program (CMB)||Biomolecular Sciences (BMS) Gateway|
|Department of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Science(PSMS)||Department of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Science(PSMS)|
|Genetics||Biomolecular Sciences (BMS) Gateway|
|Microbiology & Molecular Genetics (MMG)||Biomolecular Sciences (BMS) Gateway|
|Plant Biology (PLB)||Plant Biology (PLB)|