How to Apply

General Application Information

Students entering the BMSB  program have earned a Bachelor's degree or equivalent. They have typically satisfied the following prerequisites: one year organic chemistry, one course in physical chemistry or biophysical chemistry, one year of biochemistry, some coursework in the life sciences, and some biochemistry laboratory experience.  The department does not offer a Master's degree program. 
 
CLICK TO ACCESS ONLINE APPLICATION PORTAL    Application Deadline: December 5, 2017 (opens September 1, 2017)
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US DOMESTIC STUDENTS

Step 1:  Complete the UCLA Graduate Application.

  • The Application Fee is $105 for U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents.

Step 2:  Upload and input the following to the UCLA application:

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
    • Input the name and email address of each recommender. UCLA will send an automated email with instructions to your recommender. Your recommender will have the opportunity to complete the evaluation online and upload his/her letter.

Step 3:  Submit all supplementary materials to the Graduate Office:

  • Official General GRE Score
    • GRE Codes:
      • UCLA - R4837
      • Biochemistry- 0202*
  • One (1) Official Transcript
    • UCLA undergraduates may submit unoffical transcripts

* - Biochemistry Subject GRE is not required, but will be considered.

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Step 1:  Complete the UCLA Graduate Application.

  • The Application Fee is $125 for international applicants.

Step 2:  Upload and input the following to the UCLA application:

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
    • Input the name and email address of each recommender. UCLA will send an automated email with instructions to your recommender. Your recommender will have the opportunity to complete the evaluation online and upload his/her letter.

Step 3:  Submit all supplementary materials to the Graduate Office:

  • Official General GRE Score
    • GRE Codes:
      • UCLA - R4837
      • Biochemistry - 0202*
  • English Requirement (submit one from below):
    • Official TOEFL score of at least 560 on the paper exam or 220 on the computer exam
    • Official TOEFL iBT score of at least 87
    • Official IELTS overall band score of at least 7.0
  • Two (2) Official Transcripts
    • One copy in English and one copy in the language of instruction is required
    * - Biochemistry Subject GRE is not required, but will be considered