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Ph.D. Application Materials

To apply for the Biomolecular Sciences Ph.D. Program, please complete the following:

  • Complete the Graduate Application Online. Note: The application fee must be paid before the application is processed. All supplemental materials below can be submitted within the Graduate Application.
  • Request three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references that can provide an evaluation of your ability to perform and succeed at the graduate level.
  • Submit a brief personal statement (no more than 1750 words) describing your academic and professional background, career goals, and the names of 3-6 faculty members that you are most interest in working with. When selecting faculty members, try to choose from at least two different science departments (Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Physics). Refer to section Lab Rotations.
  • Submit a scientific writing sample, such as original posters, articles submitted for review, published abstracts, term papers, etc.
  • Submit a CV or Resume listing educational training, awards, publications, poster presentations, grants, etc.
  • OPTIONAL: Submit official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores (General and/or Subject specific test) directly to the Graduate College. Our institution code number is R4018.
    • Boise State University
      Graduate College
      Riverfront Hall, Room 307
      1910 University Dr.
      Boise, ID 83725-1110

*Provisional status may be granted to those otherwise promising applicants who have undergraduate coursework deficiencies.

*If you have any questions regarding application materials, please contact

All official course descriptions/degree requirements/admission standards/program learning outcomes/etc. are published on the Graduate Catalog site

Submitting Additional Application Materials

Click on the box that corresponds to your residency to learn more about submitting transcripts and/or additional application materials.