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Applications are now being accepted!


Application deadline is December 15, 2021

Requirements for Admission

Admission to the GPBC is selective, and to be considered for the program you must submit the following:

  1. Personal Statement  (1 page)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Three Letters of Recommendation
  4. University Transcript(s)  (official copies)

 (Please note that the GPBC no longer considers GRE scores; if submitted, they will not be considered by the Admissions Committee)

  • Your personal statement must describe your motivation for pursuing doctoral research studies, why you wish to join the GPBC, and your prior research experience. This shall be no more than 1 page (Arial font, size 11, single spaced, 0.5 inch borders).
  • Your curriculum vitae should include the following:
    • Contact information
    • Academic history
    • Professional experience
    • Qualifications and skills
    • Awards and honors
    • Publications and presentations
    • Professional & educational associations
    • Licenses and certifications
  • Your letters of recommendation should be from faculty mentors or other senior scientists. Letters from experienced, senior scientists with whom you have worked on research projects are particularly valuable, especially if they can comment on your abilities, enthusiasm for research, maturity, professionalism, and respect for others.
  • Transcripts from all college and university attended (undergraduate and graduate) are required and must be uploaded to the application. Applicants are expected to have taken the following courses: biology, biochemistry, cell biology, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, and calculus.
    • If you have attended more than one institution, transcripts from each institution must be received for your application to be considered complete. 
    • International transcripts must be officially translated into English.
    • If you have not yet completed your Bachelor's degree, upload a copy of your current transcript, showing in-progress courses.  Official transcripts for in-progress courses can be uploaded later
    • Applicants should also upload a list of any current courses, and courses that will be taken before beginning graduate study that do not appear on their transcripts.
  • Admittance is contingent upon receipt of bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.  

Financial Aid

Each student is provided with a yearly stipend to cover their living expenses at our Baltimore, MD campus (currently $34,910), as well as health insurance, and tuition throughout their years in the program.

Application Fee & Waiver Requests

Students may apply to four PhD programs and only pay one application fee.  Application fee waivers are also available to prospective students who are US Citizens or Permanent Residents of the US and meet additional eligibility criteria.  For more information on PhD programs and fee waivers, click here.

Criminal Background Check

All offers of admission to The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine are conditioned on a satisfactory outcome of criminal background investigations.

For more information about the program, please contact:

Stephen Gould, Ph.D.                                                                                     Tamara O'Connor, Ph.D.
Program Director                                                                                              Admissions Director
(410) 955-3424   Email:                                         (410) 955-7134  Email:

Ryuya Fukunaga, Ph.D.                                                                                  Daniel Raben, Ph.D.
Associate Program Director                                                                        Associate Admissions Director
(410) 955-3790   Email:                                    (410) 955-1289  Email:

Inquiries regarding admissions, please contact:

Darlene Sutton
Program Coordinator
(410) 955-3086  Email: dsutton5@​


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