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Electronic Application for Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical and Biological Sciences

This program is temporarily closed to new applications.

Most programs begin accepting Fall applications again by September 1. If you have further questions, please contact the office of this program directly.

This page is no longer the current start page for applications to this program. If you wish to apply for Fall 2014 for this program, please click here.

There are 5 steps to follow to complete your application:

STEP 1: Complete Page One. At this point your application information will automatically be entered into our database. You will then receive your unique user ID and password via email.
Please keep this information to use when logging back into your application.

STEP 2: Complete all Required Information. If you have logged off before completing all required information, use your password and ID to access your application again. Complete pages 2 and 3. You may log off and on as often as you wish until all required information is completed. Be sure to scan and attach your unofficial transcript(s) on page 2 of the application.

STEP 3: Officially Submit Your Application. Go to the bottom of page 3 to review the checklist of which required fields are completed and those which are not. Then, click the button at the bottom of page 3, “Submit Final Version for Review.” By officially submitting your application, you will let us know it is ready for formal review.

STEP 4: Submit Supporting Documents. The following documents are required to make your electronic application complete:
    Test Scores: GRE scores are required for all applicants; TOEFL scores are required for international applicants only. Official scores are required; however, unofficial scores may be entered on page 2 of the application and are sufficient until the official scores arrive. Your scores should be sent to institution code 1871. The GRE Department code for this program is: 0202

    Letters of Recommendation
    (minimum of 3, maximum of 5) may be submitted electronically. When you enter your recommender’s email address (page 2 of the application), we will notify them via email and provide instructions on how to complete their recommendation.

    Transcripts should be uploaded to your application, do NOT send them by mail. Only transcripts uploaded to your application will be reviewed. Failure to do so will delay the review of your application. We will request your official transcripts only if an offer of admission is extended to you.

STEP 5: Application Fee: There is NO FEE to apply online. For a number of years, Vanderbilt has not charged an application fee for programs in the Graduate School. It is our goal that all individuals regardless of socioeconomic status are encouraged to apply for consideration for one of our programs.

If you have applied previously to Vanderbilt University and wish to reapply,
you must access your previous record in order to create a new application,
under the "Re-Apply" heading of your Applicant Menu page.


For more information on graduate studies in Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical and Biological Sciences,
visit the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical and Biological Sciences website

For specific questions about the program, please contact Michelle Grundy at 1-800-810-8993
or e-mail: Michelle.grundy@vanderbilt.edu

If applicable, paper letters of recommendation *only* (No Other Paper Materials) may be sent to:

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program
in the Biomedical Sciences
340 Light Hall
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37232-0301

For technical questions regarding the application process, please contact us at 1-800-810-8993 or via e-mail to michelle.grundy@vanderbilt.edu

Vanderbilt University welcomes applications from all individuals who come from diverse populations that are under-represented in science or academia, including but not limited to racial and ethnic minorities, individuals from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds, and individuals with physical disabilities. Please be advised that the various racial/ethnic designations are those identified by The National Institutes of Health.



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