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Molecular and Cell Biology
How do organisms function at the molecular and cellular levels? The goal of Brandeis University's Molecular and Cell Biology Graduate Program is to train aspiring scientists interested in solving these questions. Students acquire a broad knowledge about current developments in molecular and cell biology, learn to be effective scientific communicators, and are trained to perform independent scientific research.
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We encourage you to explore one of the department’s greatest assets through our faculty pages. Learn more about the people who will help guide you along your graduate school path.
Student Services: At Brandeis, you will become part of a community that is strengthened by life both within and outside of the classroom and laboratory walls. Please visit Student Services to see the array of University resources, events, and programming for graduate students, including our Graduate Student Services Center, Off-Campus Housing, Health Insurance, English as a Second Language (ESL) program, Disability Resources, Counseling Center, Career Services, and the Graduate Student Association.
M.S.: Fall and Spring
Ph.D.: Fall only
M.S.: For fall admission: rolling until the class is filled, beginning January 15; For spring admission: November 15 for domestic students, and October 15th for international students (due to time-constraints in Visa acquisition).
Ph.D.: For fall admission: January 15. Late applications may be considered, but first consideration will be given to applications received by the deadline.
To apply for all programs, you need to submit:
- An application to the graduate school, which can be electronically submitted here;
- An application fee;
- Official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended; applicants must provide a final transcript indicating successful completion of an undergraduate degree program before registration;
- Three letters of recommendation, which the admissions committee prefers to be submitted online;
- A curriculum vitae (CV) or resumé;
- A statement of purpose indicating your reasons for undertaking graduate study. In addition, please describe your qualifications for the academic program and your objectives in undertaking this program. Also, please outline your research interests and how they would complement those of our faculty.
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE) required. Our ETS institution code is 3092. The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) may be substituted for the GRE exam for applicants to the M.S. program. Please send unofficial copies via email to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences with a notation that you wish to have these scores replace the GRE.
International students: For additional requirements for international applicants (non-U.S. citizens or non-permanent residents), minimum TOEFL and IELTS scores, and important information regarding visas, please visit our International page.
Please visit our Apply page for a more comprehensive description of application requirements.
Generous financial aid is available; for more information please visit our Financial Aid page.