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PhD Admissions: How to Apply

Application Process

Those interested in applying to the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell PhD program in the Molecular Basis of Medicine should create an application in our online application system. To apply, visit https://apply.phd.hofstra.edu.

Applicants may apply starting in September

Deadline to submit all required documents: March 1

Application Requirements

All applicants must complete a bachelor’s degree prior to matriculation into the PhD program. While there are no requirements for completion of specific courses, competitive applicants generally have research experience.

Recommended, but not required, course work includes:

  • One year of college biology with lab
  • Chemistry and organic chemistry
  • One year of college physics
  • English literature or equivalent, including writing

Application materials to be uploaded to the online application system include:

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended
  • MCAT or GRE scores, not older than three years at the time of application
  • TOEFL score, if appropriate, not older than three years at the time of application
  • Two letters of reference; at least one from a science professor or supervisor of a research project
  • An essay outlining research experience

Transcripts and letters of recommendation should be certified as not seen by the applicant, and can be sent directly to:

Office of Admissions
ATTN: PhD Program
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
500 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


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