Graduate Program in Biology, The University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

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Graduate Program in Biology, The University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

To apply for admission, submit all materials DIRECTLY to Dr. J. Albert Uy, Director of Graduate Studies in Biology, NOT to the Graduate School or to International Admissions.

To be considered, the application must be complete and must include:

  1. A completed application form including a letter that outlines your background and goals (#15 on the application form). Online applications are at

  2. Official scores from recent Graduate Record Examinations (within five years), including the aptitude potion; the Biology subject matter test is not required (photocopies of scores are not accepted).

  3. International applicants whose native language is not English additionally must submit the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and the TSE (Test of Spoken English) official scores (photocopies of scores are not accepted).

  4. Official transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate courses.

  5. Letters of recommendation from science instructors/supervisors. Although letters are preferred, it is acceptable to submit the form provided with the application, with extended comments on the back of the sheet. These letters should address:

    1. The nature and duration of relationship with the applicant

    2. Evidence of the applicant's motivation

    3. The applicant's ability to conceptualize and deal quantitatively with biological problems

    4. Evidence of the applicant's research potential

    5. The strength of the recommendation

  6. Written agreement to sponsor the application from one or more University of Miami, Department of Biology faculty members. On a separate page, included with your application, please clearly indicate those faculty members with whom you will communicate regarding sponsorship. All prospective graduate students must communicate with members of our faculty whose research interests are most similar to their own, and arrange for such sponsorship. This is one of the most important considerations in making final decisions on admission, and contact between the student and potential sponsor should involve substantive communication.

  7. Copies of published research papers or manuscripts, senior theses or reports, etc., if any. These are also very important components of your application.

  8. A check or money order for $65.00, made payable to the University of Miami.

I look forward to your application. If I may be of additional assistance please write or call.

You may contact the graduate program assistant, Marilyn Morejon, or me at (305) 284-5116.

J. Albert Uy

Professor and Director

Graduate Studies in Biology

P.O. Box 249118

Coral Gables, FL 33124-0421

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