- A minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) from the institution where you have earned or will earn your bachelor's degree. Applicants with a professional degree should also have a GPA of 3.0 or greater for courses taken during the first two years of the professional curriculum.
- By the time they enroll, successful applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent that is comparable to a degree from the University of California both in distribution of academic subject matter and in scholarship achievement. Regional accreditation for U.S. institutions and authorization by a national higher education authority for international institutions (at the time the degree was earned) are used as the eligibility standard.
- Applicants whose native language or language of instruction is not English must submit TOEFL(iBT), IELTS, or Duolingo English Test scores, unless they have earned or will be earning a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree from either a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or a foreign college or university which provides instruction solely in English.
- Applicants who have not studied at an institution where English was the sole language of instruction must meet the English Language Examination Requirements.
UC Davis Graduate Studies accepts the below English Language tests and requires the following minimum scores
Minimum Score: 80
Institution Code: 4834
No department code.
Minimum Score: 7.0 on a 9-point scale
Duolingo English Test
Minimum Score: 115*
Please note that the scores listed above are the minimum necessary for submitting an application. Students admitted to the Integrative Pathobiology Graduate Group often have a higher score, and meet the TA/AI Language Proficiency Requirement. To meet the TA/AI requirement, students must earn a minimum score of 26 on the speaking subset of the TOEFL iBT and a minimum score of 8 on the speaking subset of the IELTS.
- Expected Level of Study for International Students can be found here.
- Prerequisite Coursework
- 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.