CTEGD is not an academic unit and as such, graduate students cannot apply directly to the Center for training. If you are interested in pursuing your graduate research in a Center lab you can apply through the Integrated Life Sciences Program.
Integrated Life Sciences Program (ILS) is an umbrella program through which students can apply to graduate school at UGA in several CTEGD-related areas. Integrated Life Sciences (ILS) allows first-year graduate students to explore the research areas of nearly 250 faculty and 14 participating PhD graduate programs. Entering students perform three laboratory rotations and take a streamlined and innovative curriculum in the Fall semester that is designed to facilitate the transition to graduate education and research. Students then choose a thesis advisor, graduate program, and begin thesis research. A hallmark of this competitive graduate program is its emphasis on existing and emerging interdisciplinary research areas.This program is specifically designed for top notch students with interdisciplinary interests. Applying through this program could provide a student with the broadest choice of potential CTEGD members in the Departments of Cellular Biology, Infectious Diseases, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Ecology, Entomology, and Genetics.
There is a two-step application process:
- First, apply to the UGA Graduate School
- Apply the ILS program
For the UGA Graduate School application, you will need to
- Complete the application form
- Pay the application fee
- Provide official transcripts
- Provide Official GRE scores (UGA, GRE code=5813)
- If English is NOT your primary language, provide TOEFL/IELTS score
For students who have received acceptance to UGA, Information for New Students at the Graduate School will be useful in getting started.
International Graduate Students will want to visit UGA’s Office of Global Engagement for more information about obtaining a VISA and studying at UGA.