Join us for a virtual open house to learn about Weill Cornell Graduate School (WCGS) Ph.D. programs and hear from current students, faculty and admissions representatives.
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 5:00 PM
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Join us to review commonly asked questions about applying to our Ph.D. programs, including admissions requirements, best practices for drafting an effective personal statement, soliciting letters of recommendation, and more.
Monday, October 25, 2021 at 5:00 PM
Monday, November 1, 2021 at 5:00 PM
Applications to the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences (WCGS) are accepted in seven programs of study for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD):
*We are pleased to announce that the inaugural cohort of PhD candidates in Physiology, Biophysics, and Structural biology (PBSB) began their studies at Houston Methodist Academic Institute Fall 2021. For more information, please see our WCGS web page on applying to the PBSB program at Houston Methodist. Please note, international applicants are not eligible for admission at this time, but may be able to apply for Fall 2022 admissions at a later time.
The Fall 2022 admissions cycle for all other WCGS PhD programs is now open!
To be considered for PhD program admission, you must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and must show evidence of your potential for advanced research as indicated by your scholastic records, training, and experience.
Applications for any of the WCGS PhD programs can be submitted online and must include:
All application and supporting materials, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted by the admissions deadline listed above to guarantee review.
After a completed application is received, the application and all supporting information are initially screened by an admissions committee within the intended program of study. The strongest candidates are invited to attend WCGS Recruitment Days held at the end of January and beginning of February. These multi-day interview and recruitment events include program overviews, personal interviews, and opportunities to interact with fellow applicants, current graduate students, and faculty.
Following interviews, each program forwards recommendations on candidates for acceptance to the Graduate School Dean for final decision. Candidates are then notified of their admissions decision. Applicants offered admission to a program of study must notify WCGS that they accept their seat in the program by April 15.
The English language proficiency requirement may be waived if an applicant meets at least one of these criteria: