University of Massachusetts-AmherstRanked 76 in Best National University.
Plant Biology Graduate Program at UMass Amherst
The on-line application is through the SPIRE system.
Applications received after the deadline will be considered as space allows.
Submission of Graduate Record Examination scores is not required. Students whose native language is not English must submit TOEFL scores. The "Personal Statement" as requested on the University of Massachusetts application form should include a brief narrative that addresses work experience, research experience, and scholarship.
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Complete an official UVM graduate college application.
The deadline for applications to the Graduate College for the Plant Biology graduate program is December 1 of each year and full consideration of applications after that date cannot be guaranteed.
Graduate Record Examination scores are no longer required nor accepted as part of the application.
All international applicants from non-English speaking countries must submit TOEFL scores, and a TOEFL score of at least 100 is required. If applicant've already earned a degree from an accredited American university, the TOEFL is not required.
However, applicant are encouraged to enter their unofficial scores on their application as soon as applicant know them.
Graduate College Requirements: A checklist of admission requirements of the Graduate College, including their statement of purpose, transcripts, and letters of recommendation, can be found at the Graduate College Application Instructions page.
Requirements and Instructions
All materials will be collected via the university online application system. No paper application materials will be accepted.
All components of the application must be submitted electronically for both domestic and international applicants. Please note that there is no need to submit official transcripts or test scores as part of the preliminary application process.
Application form - applicant must create an account here to apply.
Unofficial transcripts - An unofficial copy of their transcript from each college and university attended is required.
If applicant are applying to the MS program in Genetic Counseling or the MS and PhD programs in Medical Physics, applicant must be able to provide their GRE scores to apply.
Application fee - A $50 application fee is required.
CV/Resume - A CV or resume is required and should include academic honors, awards received in college, employment history, internships, summer research programs, education history, etc.
The Research Statement is required if applicant are applying to the PhD program and MS program in Biomedical Sciences.
Each letter must be on institutional letterhead and signed by the recommender.