Molecular, Cellular and Systemic Physiology graduate program application

The application deadline for admission for the Fall semester is February 29, 2024. For full consideration for a departmental assistantship, we must have your complete application by this date. Your application consists of two parts: an application to the graduate school and a supplemental application specific to the department. You must complete both parts of the application online.

Application to the Graduate School

Information can be found on the Graduate Admissions website. To initiate the online application process, click here. The graduate school requires a completed application form and payment of a $65.00 non-refundable application fee that can be paid by credit card. You may also pay the fee by check or money order made out to SIU and payable to a U.S. Bank. As part of the application, you will provide the names and email addresses of three individuals willing to write letters of recommendation on your behalf. You should request letters from individuals who can comment on your academic abilities and potential for graduate study. They will receive a link to a secure site where they can submit their letters online. The graduate school also requires a minimum TOEFL score of 550/213/80 for international students.

Additional information and forms required from international students are available on the Graduate School website.

Supplemental application for the Molecular, Cellular and Systemic Physiology program

You will need to complete the supplemental questions online specific to the Molecular, Cellular and Systemic Physiology program.  

We require:

Personal Statement (two-page personal statement indicating why you are seeking an advanced degree in our program. 

This could include such things as: 

  1. Past laboratory/research experience (including your role in research presentations, publications, and other relevant achievements), 
  2. Future research interests and how it fits our program
  3. Relevant professional or personal experience
  4. Past education and future educational goals

Documents to be sent directly to the department

  • Official transcripts from each college or university that you have attended.
  • Official GRE scores are NOT required but can be voluntarily submitted by applicants to the Department for admission consideration.

The Department of Physiology Graduate Program Committee makes decisions on admissions and will only evaluate applications that are complete and include the complete online application, goal statement, financial support form, official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.