Computational Biology PhD Application

Admission for the Computational Biology PhD program will be direct to the laboratory of Computational Biology faculty. Please contact the faculty member you are most interested in working with for your PhD.

We do not recommend applying without the consent of a faculty member of our program.

Applicants must have a Bachelor's or Master’s degree in natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, or another relevant field. You can apply by following the instructions on the University of Kansas Graduate Studies web site.

The application process will require a CV, copies of transcripts, a personal statement, 3 letters of recommendation, and (for international applicants) scores from the TOEFL or IELTS exam.

Please contact Dr. Ilya Vakser at if additional information is needed.

The code for TOEFL scores is 6871 (no department code is needed).

The initial application deadline will be December 5, 2022 for admission in Fall 2023.  However, applications will be considered on the continuing basis until the positions are filled.