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PhD Applicants


Thank you for your interest in pursuing doctoral studies in Biomedical Graduate Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

You may apply to one of the graduate groups in BGS* via our online application. Our application for Fall 2014 is now closed. Our application for Fall 2015 will open in October, 2014; the application deadline will be Monday, December 1st, 2014. You may apply to only one group within Biomedical Graduate Studies. However, you may ask that your application be transferred from one group to another at any point in the admissions season.

Please refer to our FAQ page and the Instructions section of the online application for the answers to the most common application questions. If you have questions that are not addressed on our FAQ page or the online application, please feel free to post your question on our Admissions Blog and we will respond as soon as we can.

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*Note: In the case of the PhD program in Biostatistics, you should apply directly to the graduate group.