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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 270 faculty and 16 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.

The application deadline is December 1st (see How-To-Apply ).
Admission is for fall semesters only. The GRE is not a required component of the application.
Please note: ILS is NOT able to provide application fee waivers.

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.

News & Announcements

  • GRE is not required but accepted as supplemental application material
  • ILS will be attending these conferences:
    • ABRCMS 2024
      (Pittsburgh, PA, Nov. 2024)
  • ILS plans to interview over 170 applicants for next Fall’s admission cycle. All interviews will be held at UGA’s Athens campus for the Fall 2025 recruitment cycle.

ILS Informative Video

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