The Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences now accepts the online applications for 2017-2018 school year!

To apply for the program - create an account,  login into your account and follow the instructions provided to you by an online application system. We are looking forward to getting to know you!

How do I apply to City of Hope’s Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences?

You must fulfill certain prerequisites in undergraduate coursework. You also need to have taken the GRE and have three letters of recommendation. Once you have all these requirements, simply complete our online application, submit the required documentation, and we will contact you about your admission status.

What is the GRE requirement?
The graduation record examination (GRE) general test is required, and an appropriate subject test, e.g., chemistry or biology, is recommended. GRE scores must be sent by the Educational Testing Service to the Office of Graduate Education.

What is your GRE code?
The School Code for City of Hope is 4076. A department code is not necessary.

Why should I consider getting my Ph.D. at City of Hope?

City of Hope’s Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences is an accredited graduate school which provides students a thorough academic curriculum as well as excellent research training. This combination develops students into professional researchers. The school places heavy emphasis on practical application of research findings to clinical settings. Our state-of-the-art facilities and the tranquil setting of our campus offer an ideal environment for students seeking their doctorate.

How can I afford to go to graduate school, and where am I going to live?

Each student receives a full tuition waiver and a stipend of $33,000 per year.  Students pay $150 per year in fees.  Free medical, dental and vision are provided.
Campus housing is available to first-year students for $620-$875 per month.  Off-campus housing costs from $900 - $1,200 per month.

City of Hope seems like a big place. How can I be assured of receiving the individualized attention I need as a graduate student?
Despite City of Hope’s world-renowned status, the graduate school is actually a fairly small and intimate institution, with a select few students (under 100) admitted per year. This enables students to receive the individualized attention and mentoring necessary to developing a professional skill set at graduation.

Can City of Hope help me find a career?

Yes. We have career counselors on staff that will help you with assembling your CV and conducting a job search. The excellent reputation of City of Hope’s graduate school has led to our students obtaining prestigious academic appointments and positions in major pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.