Program in Biomedical Science and Engineering: Microbial Biology and Pathogenesis track

(Ph.D.)

The Program in Biomedical Science and Engineering: Microbial Biology and Pathogenesis (PBSE-MICRO) track offers a Doctoral degree. 

Important: Transcripts and Letters of Recommendation are required of all applicants. 

 

Read the Application Instructions​ page for full details.

See the test score requirements for this program.

Below are specific requirements also needed for this program:

  • Résumé

  • A Statement of Purpose is required:

    • Please describe your motivation for seeking graduate training. We are particularly interested in learning about your previous research experience. Emphasize how the Microbial Biology and Pathogenesis Program in Biomedical Science and Engineering (PBSE) track at UC Santa Cruz specifically fits your future research interests and career goals. At the end of your statement, list three to five PBSE faculty with whom you would like to interview. Two pages maximum.​

  • A Personal History Statement is also required:

    • Required of all applicants. This statement will be used in conjunction with your application for graduate admission and financial support. Note that the Personal History Statement should not duplicate the Statement of Purpose. Recommended length is a concise 1-2 pages.

    • UC Santa Cruz is interested in a diverse and inclusive graduate student population. In an essay, discuss how your personal background informs your decision to pursue a graduate degree. Include any educational, familial, cultural, economic, or social experiences, challenges, or opportunities relevant to your academic journey; how you might contribute to social or cultural diversity within your chosen field; and/or how you might serve educationally underrepresented segments of society with your degree.

 

See the application deadline

 

Contact the program

 

Read more about this program:

https://pbse.ucsc.edu/micro/index.html

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Email: gradadm@ucsc.edu

Phone: 831-459-5905

 

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