At UGA, you choose. 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.
The application deadline is December 3rd (see How-To-Apply ). 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.
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.