Prospective Student Information for the Biomathematics PhD program


Application Checklist

  1. Complete the online graduate application for Biomathematics, submit your application and pay the application fee (a waiver is available).
  2. Give instructions to three-letter writers to submit letters of recommendation using the Graduate Admission online system.
  3. Order official GRE general and subject test scores to be sent to UCLA. The UCLA institution code is 4837.  ETS major code for Computational Medicine is 0225. UCLA will match your test results using your name and birthdate.
  4. Order official transcripts from every college or university you have attended and sent them directly to the department.  Note for UCLA students: we can access your UCLA transcripts.
  5. Submit TOEFL scores if applicable.

The application deadline is December 1st. The department aims to make some early offers for admissions with funding by mid-February or early March.  We follow the Council of Graduate Schools Resolution for offers of financial support that we make in advance of their April 15 deadline.

Address Materials to:

Biomathematics PhD Program, UCLA Department of Computational Medicine
635 Charles E Young Drive South
Room 5303, Life Sciences Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1766

Admissions FAQ

If I have questions, who should I contact?

Please send your questions to

When is the application deadline and when can students start the program?

The application deadline is December 1st for the following Fall.  Applications are accepted for matriculation in the Fall quarter only.

Is financial support provided?

All admitted students receive generous financial aid packages that will support them throughout their PhD studies assuming they are making progress and in good standing in the program.

Do I have to take the TOEFL?

Any applicant whose first language is not English must certify proficiency in English when applying to UCLA.  Such applicants must submit scores received on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) as part of their application. The TOEFL is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). IELTS is administered by local IELTS test centers throughout the world. Applicants should consult IELTS for the nearest test center.

How will I be informed of the admissions decision?

Computational Medicine may send a courtesy e-mail with a recommendation of admission, which will be followed by the official notification from the Dean of the UCLA Division of Graduate Education. The Dean’s email will direct you to the Division of Graduate Education’s application site to check their “Decision Status.”  Applicants should sign-in to their account to read the official decision letter.  If admitted, the conditions of admission and information and instructions concerning registration (via a link to the Statement of Intent to Register – SIR) will be included as part of the offer of admission letter.  Admission letters are only available electronically and are not mailed to applicants; however, you may print it from the Division of Graduate Education site.

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