The Integrated Life Sciences program at the University of Georgia strongly agrees with and proudly supports the tenets recently expressed by Graduate School Dean Dr. Ron Walcott, Vice-Provost Dr. Michelle Cook, and University of Georgia President Dr. Jere Morehead regarding race, justice, and equality. Our statements are available on our Program Statements page.

Integrated Life Sciences (ILS) at the University of Georgia provides:

  • PhD training in emerging and interdisciplinary areas
  • Customized research specializations
  • Competitive financial support
  • Strong mentoring and outcomes

At UGA, you choose. Integrated Life Sciences (ILS) allows first-year graduate students to explore the research areas of nearly 250 faculty and 15 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.

Apply now!

The application deadline is December 1st (see How-To-Apply ).
The GRE is not a required component of the application.

ILS has a strong record of recruiting extremely well-qualified students in terms of research experience, letters of recommendation, academic credentials, and potential for success at graduate study. ILS especially welcomes applications from students with diverse backgrounds as we wish to complement the UGA Graduate School’s overall strategic plan to increase campus diversity at the graduate level.

News & Announcements

  • GRE is not required but accepted as supplemental application material
  • ILS will be attending these conferences:
    • ABRCMS 2022
      (Anaheim, CA, Nov. 9-12)
    • SACNAS 2022
      (San Juan, P.R., Oct. 26-29)
  • ILS plans to interview over 170 applicants for next Fall’s admission cycle. All interviews will tentatively be held online for the Fall 2023 recruitment cycle
  • New Department added:

ILS Informative Video

Interested in Summer Research?

UGA hosts many summer research programs for rising juniors and seniors having interest in future graduate study. ILS often prioritizes applications from students that have participated in these programs.

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