Applicants for the civilian Ph.D. program are accepted only as full-time students and must devote full-time effort to the Graduate Program in EID. All applicants must satisfy the University requirements for admission. Each applicant must be a U.S. citizen and complete a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution within the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and/or Guam before matriculation at USU. A strong undergraduate training in science is required, and undergraduate studies must have focused on an appropriate scientific discipline, e.g., biology, biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology, or physiology. Required courses include college level introductory and organic chemistry, biochemistry, physics, and mathematics. An introduction to molecular biology, molecular techniques, and genetics is highly recommended.
Applicants must submit a USU graduate application form online, official transcripts of all prior college level courses, and results of the Graduate Record Examination (taken within the last two years). Applications should be sent to the Office of Graduate Education, USU. Applicants must also arrange for three letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with the applicants academic credentials to be sent to USU.
Students may be able to transfer into the EID program from other institutions. The maximum number of quarter credit hours is 24.