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.

The Fall 2023 Application Cycle has Closed

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 2023
      (Phoenix, AZ, Nov. 2023)
    • SACNAS 2023
      (Portland, OR, Oct. 2023)
  • 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 2023 recruitment cycle.
  • New Department added:

ILS Informative Video

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