Admission to the Graduate Group in Integrative Pathobiology (GGIP) is open for the Fall Quarter each year. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all application materials are submitted by the appropriate application deadline. Applications received by the December 1st general deadline will be considered for priority evaluation and funding opportunities. Applications submitted after the general deadline, but by March 1st will be considered for the space available deadline. Applications are completed electronically. The link to the application opens in September of each year and can be found HERE on the Graduate Studies page under "Apply for Graduate Admission to UC Davis."

Prospective graduate students may apply for admission to either the MS or PhD programs. GGIP is designed for students interested in studying disease at the global, organismal, cellular, or molecular level.

The Office of Graduate Studies has final responsibility for admissions. The Admissions Committee makes recommendations for admission on behalf of the graduate group to the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Major Professor

A major professor is the faculty member you wish to conduct research with and is often called your mentor or the primary investigator (PI).

Applicants are encouraged to contact Integrative Pathobiology faculty with whom they would like to study to determine if there is space available in the lab and to get to know the prospective mentor better. Doctoral student candidates will be given the opportunity to complete 2 laboratory rotations during fall quarter of year one; students in the MS program are directly admitted to a lab. Your major professor does not need to be an existing member of the Integrative Pathobiology graduate group, but should be willing to become one before you register for research units with him/her; any qualified UC Davis faculty can become a member of our group.  Click here for a list of current faculty members. Contact the program coordinator if further assistance is needed.

Undergraduate Preparation for Admission

Admission requires an undergraduate degree (B.S. or B.A) in a biological science, which should include prerequisite coursework in statistics, physics, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and cellular biology. Upper division courses in molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics are encouraged.