The BBSP is now accepting applications for Fall 2018 admissions.

Priority Deadline: November 27, 2017

Final Deadline: December 5, 2017

The BBSP program is committed to creating an inclusive training environment that supports students of all ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation or physical abilities.  If you are interested in training at UNC, we welcome your application!

Students interested in the 14 PhD programs or any of the BBSP research areas must complete an online application through the UNC Graduate School.  We will not review any application materials sent in email, nor will we answer questions regarding an applicant’s competitiveness to the program.  If you have specific questions about BBSP, please direct them to our office and not the Graduate School.  We do not offer admissions directly into a lab, nor do we offer admissions for transfer students.

Applications are reviewed by admissions committees composed of current BBSP faculty. Successful applicants have significant research experience and a clear appreciation of the goals of graduate research training.  Reviewers consider the entire application – research experience, academic record, statement of purpose, and reference letters.

Detailed instructions on how to complete the online application can be found on our Application Instructions link to the right.  We strongly encourage all applicants to review this section before completing your application because it contains program specific instructions.  Please also read the information for Domestic or International applicants at the Graduate School website before beginning your application.

Students interested in the Program in Molecular & Cellular Biophysics are encouraged to also complete an interest form directly with the program. You may find the form here.

If you are unsure whether or not to apply to the BBSP program, please feel free to contact us at and we will be happy to help you.

The BBSP only admits students seeking a PhD.  If you are interested in pursuing a Master’s degree, please visit the UNC Professional Science Masters site to learn more about UNC’s offerings.

NOTE:  Students interested in the Biomedical Engineering Program must apply directly to that program.