Apply to the PhD program in the Molecular and Computational Biology Section at USC to join a diverse group of researchers working on cutting-edge research in areas such as biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, evolutionary biology, and genetics.

Admission Deadline: December 15

Required Materials

• Application
• Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
• CV
• Three letters of recommendation
• Personal Statement
• TOEFL scores (for international students)
• application fee – $90 (email psaenz@usc.edu for waiver requests)

Note: GRE scores are not required for admission to the PhD program

Meet the MCB PhD Program Faculty!

Faculty listed here can train graduate students in the MCB PhD Program

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Information for international students

Country of citizenship requirement for international students

English proficiency requirement for international students

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Contact Us

MCB address

MCB Ph.D. Program

University of Southern California

Irani Hall
1050 Child Way, RRI 201
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2910

Graduate Program Manager

Ms. Paloma Saenz

Director of Graduate Studies

Professor Carolyn Phillips