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Ph.D. Program

Application Timeline

Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences students look at research on a computer.

Completed applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and due by Dec. 1.

Admissions process month-by-month:


  • Review of completed applications
  • Selected applicants invited to an interview weekend


  • Final decisions on invitations to interview
  • Phone interviews conducted for students outside North America
  • First interview weekend


  • Final telephone interviews conducted
  • Second interview weekend
  • Appointment offers begin to go out

March through April

  • Appointment offers finalized


  • New student welcome packet sent to students with forms required to start


  • New student orientation
  • Required courses begin in July
  • Students encouraged to start their first lab rotation by early July, after orientation