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Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences

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Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences
University of Wyoming
Department #3354
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-3300


Applications to MCLS

How to Apply to the MCLS Program

Step One:

Go to the following link ( and fill out an online application.

Things to consider when completing the online application: 

  • As an MCLS applicant you are NOT required to pay the processing fee and should ignore any solicitation to do so on the application website.
  • Your resume/CV should list credentials including education, research, publications, and relevant work experience.
  • Your personal statement should describe your motivation for pursuing a Ph.D. in the molecular sciences and your reasons for applying specifically to the MCLS program at the University of Wyoming.
  • GREs are strongly recommended but are not strictly mandatory for admission. For most applicants, however, GREs will be an important criterion for judging student potential and are a necessary component of a competitive application.  We therefore encourage all applicants to upload GRE transcripts and scores. For international students, TOEFL/IELTS scores are also strongly encouraged.

Step Two:

Once an application is complete, the file will be considered for admission and students deemed competitive by the MCLS admissions committee will be asked to participate in phone/video conference interviews. These typically occur two to three weeks after the admission deadline (see below). Please note that inquiries regarding the potential for acceptance will be addressed, but only after the MCLS admission committee meets to review all completed applications, approximately two to three weeks after the admission deadline.

Step Three:

Applicants that are chosen for admission to the MCLS program will then be asked to complete the final application step through the University of Wyoming Admissions Department. This latter step requires receipt of hard copies of official transcripts and test scores along with the completion of several additional forms. Students will then be officially notified by the Admissions Department of their acceptance into the MCLS program.

We encourage students to submit applications during the fall semester of each calendar year. For full consideration, applications must be completed by no later than January 15th. However, provided that additional slots are still available, we will continue to review new applications through the spring. For any additional questions regarding admissions and application status please contact

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