Applying to QSB
QSB seeks applications from motivated, high-performing students with all relevant degrees in science or engineering. Students are encouraged to cross over fields and expand the interdisciplinarity of their training through QSB.
Admissions Process: Rotation and Declaration Tracks
Applicants to the Master's degree can skip directly to the Preparing your application section below.
- this is a dominant recruitment model in certain QSB member fields
- this can increase recruitment of more advanced and experienced scholars to QSB, and
- this can incentivize and reward faculty to recruit students to their labs through QSB.
Preparing your application
Interested students should review how to apply for graduate study at the Graduate Division website, introduce themselves by email to at least one QSB faculty member with Curriculum Vitae and cover letter, and apply to QSB. Late or incomplete applications are not guaranteed consideration. All applicants should take the GRE general test (subject test optional). QSB strongly recommends applicants adequately prepare for their GRE examination.
QSB admits students on the total package of their application, with the understanding that an applicant's GPA and GRE scores can impact decision dates and financial guarantees. Most admitted students meet or exceed the following qualifications, though exceptions may apply:
GRE Quantitative 149 / GRE Analytical Writing 4.0 (for domestic students)
All doctoral students in good standing are eligible for year-round financial support, including payment of fees and tuition. Teaching and research assistantships normally provide initial funding, which can be supplemented by fellowships, awards, and other forms of financial assistance. A typical 'package' for salary includes a mix of research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and summer fellowships, and is often more than $24,000 per year. All applicants should review Fellowship Opportunities and initiate applications for them when applying to QSB.
Application Fee Waivers
Eligible U.S. citizens or permanent residents may be eligible for an application fee waiver based on demonstrated financial need or if they belong to any of the following research programs: AMGEN Scholar, CAMP, Gates Millennium Scholars, GEM, LSAMP, MARC, MBRS, McNair Scholars Program, MESA, RISE, UC DIGGS, UC- HBCU Initiative, or UC LEADs. More information about fee waivers is available during the application process.
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