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BIOC Graduate Program Application Process

Submit application materials below to UNL Graduate Studies:

  • Graduate Studies Application Form - Complete online.
  • Application Fee - Submit application fee (check or money order for $50 payable to "UNL Graduate Studies" or include credit card information on the online Graduate Studies Application Form above).
  • General GRE report - required;  Subject GRE report - optional.  Additional reports can be ordered from ETS online.
  • Transcripts - One set of transcripts, uploaded to MyRED (see upload requirements)

Additional Requirements for International Applicants living outside USA:

  • TOEFL Scores - Submit official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score. Minimum score is: 550 (paper), 213 (computer-based), 79-80 (internet-based) or minimum of 6.0 (IELTS).  Test scores can be no more than two years old.  Send one official TOEFL report to UNL Graduate Studies.  Request ETS online to send an official report.
  • Financial Resource Certification Form - Complete and submit the Financial Resource Certification Form.

Once you have completed the Graduate Studies Application online you will receive an email welcoming you to our new GAMES system (usually within 24 hours). When you have received this email please go to your GAMES site and complete the following pages:

  • Personal Information – Regardless of where you live you must choose a STATE and COUNTRY option when completing your address or GAMES will show this information incomplete.
  • Personal Statement – Submit a statement describing long-term goals, how graduate studies in Biochemistry at Nebraska will help you achieve your goals, and any additional information you think will help in evaluating your application.
  • Area of Interest – choose a 1st area of interest. A 2nd and 3rd area of interest is optional.
  • Supporting Files – Upload your personal statement, CV, abstracts or other supporting information in pdf format. DO NOT upload your transcripts.
  • References – Fill in name, address and email address for 3 recommenders. An email address must be given so that your recommenders receive an email telling them how to upload their letters of recommendation* directly to your application site.
  • Letters of Recommendation – If a recommender does not have email access letters and recommendation form may be submitted in the following manner: 1) sent in sealed envelopes, 2) sent directly by the person writing the letter to the Biochemistry Department address listed below, or 3) as an attachment in an email along with the recommendation form to biochemistrygrad@unl.edu.

Office of Graduate Studies
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
1100 Seaton Hall
Lincoln NE 68588-0619
Grad Admissions: 402.472.2878
Grad Studies: 402.472.2875
Toll-Free (US & Canada only): 800.742.8800
Fax: 402.472.0589
Email: graduate@unl.edu

Department of Biochemistry
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
N200 Beadle Center
Lincoln, NE 68588-0664
Telephone: 402-472-2932
Fax: 402-472-7842
E-mail: biochemistrygrad@unl.edu


Admission decisions are made by the Graduate Admissions Committee (5-faculty members), which reviews all of the complete applications. We receive approximately 80 graduate applications per year. Students are not admitted unless we can provide them with a research assistantship ($23,000 per yr). Thus, enrollment is limited to the number of openings in the laboratories of the faculty.

*Candidates unable to register online may request application materials via the address, phone or email listed above.