Admissions

Dear Prospective Applicant:

Thank you for your interest in the Endocrinology & Reproductive Physiology graduate program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison!

The Endocrinology & Reproductive Physiology program is a member of the Biomedical Graduate Program Consortium.  Our admissions process is outlined on the Consortium’s admissions website.

The Graduate School offers application fee waivers in limited circumstances (see Fee Waivers in the FAQ section on their application page).  These fee waivers must be requested and processed before an application can be submitted.  The ERP program is pleased to offer application fee waivers as well, for applicants in need.  Please contact the program coordinator to request a fee waiver.

Application Requirements:

A complete application includes a personal statement, a curriculum vitae or resume, three letters of recommendation, unofficial transcripts, an an application fee.

Our program focus is in the areas of endocrinology and reproductive physiology, and as such a background in the biological sciences is a priority.

We do not place specific prior course requirements on entering students due to the breadth of our program faculty (endocrine studies from whole animal physiology through molecular and cellular signaling).  However, applicants should be aware that our core course requirements include intermediate and advance biochemistry and cell biology in addition to endocrine and reproductive physiology.  A copy of our first year PhD course requirements is available as a pdf file.  Applicants with strengths in these areas will be more likely to both be admitted and match to an advisor.  We also urge you to look at our current students biosketches and view our annual Symposium Booklet to get a feel for the kind of studies you are likely to undertake.

The submission of GRE scores for MS and PhD applications is optional.  This is not a universal policy across University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate programs, so please check with other programs to which you are applying to confirm their GRE policies.  English assessment exams are required of almost all international applicants.

The Graduate School requires a minimum undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 on the equivalent of the last 60 semester hours (approximately two years of work) or a master’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.  We can, and will, petition the Graduate School to admit otherwise-strong applicants with a GPA below 3.00.

A prior Master’s degree is not required for admission to our PhD program.

We generally only admit for Fall semesters.  We do, on occasion, grant exceptions to this policy and an application is available for Spring semesters.  Please contact us in advance of preparing a Spring application, to be sure we will be able to review your application.  Please note, our application deadline for Fall 2021 is December 1, 2020.

How to Apply:

Complete the online application available through the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School.

NIH Required Data:

As a National Institutes of Health training grant funded PhD program, we are required to provide all applicants with information on our acceptance rates and time to degree completion. This information is available here.

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