Prospective Students

The Department of Computational Medicine administers the Biomathematics Ph.D. program.  Prospective graduate students interested in joining the department should apply to either the Biomathematics Ph.D. program or one of the affiliated graduate programs.

Faculty in the department are affiliated with several other graduate programs (see below). UCLA policy allows a formal application to only one graduate program.  Prospective students who are unsure of which program to choose are welcome to email us with questions and may request to be considered by multiple programs.   Please put "Ph.D. Applicant" as the subject of the email.

Admissions information for prospective students for the Masters of Science in Clinical Research program is available here

Data and statistics on the demographics of applicants and enrolled students for all graduate programs at UCLA are available on the Division of Graduate Education Program Statistics site. Just enter "biomathematics" (or another discipline/program name) in the search box.

Prospective Student Information for the Biomathematics Ph.D. 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.

  6. If you are a domestic (U.S.) applicant recommended for admission, we will submit your application for consideration by the Systems and Integrative Biology training grant.  See eligibility and application information.

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:

Chair, Graduate Admissions Committee
UCLA Computational Medicine
BOX 951766, 5303 Life Sciences Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1766

Admissions information for affiliated graduate programs: