Admission Requirements
Students should have completed coursework in mathematics and the sciences.

All applicants are required to submit:

  1. A college transcript
  2. Three letters of recommendation
  3. A personal statement
    • Describe your background, your past work in your intended field of study, and your plans for graduate study and a professional career.
    • Describe why you are interested in Physiology
    • If you are currently in a graduate program at another university, please explain why you wish to leave.
    • If you are not currently enrolled in an academic program, please describe your activities since leaving school.

    International Applicants
    Applicants from non-English- speaking countries are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
    • All official test scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to Columbia University: code 2619. No department code is needed.
    • If your academic transcripts are not originally in English and the college/university you attended does not provide a translation of your transcript into English, you must upload a separate file with an electronic or scanned-in version of a translation to English for each of your non-English transcripts.
    Additional information for international students can be found here.

    Application Information
    The application cycle for admissions for enrollment in Fall 2023 is now closed.