How to apply to the Free Radical and Radiation Biology Program at the University of Iowa

Thank you for your interest in the Free Radical and Radiation Biology Program!  For admission into the Free Radical and Radiation Biology Program, students must apply to the Biomedical Science Program (BSP).  The BSP acts as a common portal by which students are admitted directly to one of eight subprograms, including the Free Radical and Radiation Biology, at the University of Iowa.  Although students track directly into courses and research rotations during their first year based upon the subprogram selected on their admissions application, students have the opportunity to perform research rotations in other subprograms should they choose.  Although rare, students have the option of changing subprograms, if their interests turn out to match better with a different subprogram.  Students are fully supported during their graduate PhD training, which normally takes about 5 years.

Successful completion of our program culminates with a PhD, Biomedical Science (Free Radical and Radiation Biology).

If you are interested in applying to Free Radical and Radiation Biology, please click “Apply Now” for detailed PhD Admissions information.

Applicants to the BSP's eight subprograms will have their application fee reimbursed by the CCOM Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies if they receive an interview invitation and complete the interview.  In addition, applicants may be eligible for a Graduate Application Fee Waiver based upon program participation or financial hardship.

Addressing unusual circumstances

We extend our deepest sympathy to students and educators who are struggling in the aftermath of the natural disasters that have struck Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, the southern United States, and northern California in the Fall of 2017. We understand that these circumstances may present challenges to meeting application requirements and deadlines. We will make every effort to help students apply to our program, despite difficult circumstances.

If you need assistance or accommodations throughout the application and admissions process, please reach out to us by emailing or calling us at 319-335-8019.

We are committed to doing what we can to be of assistance throughout your application process as you and your family focus on recovering.

Preliminary questionnaire 

Please complete the BSP application to apply to our program. The questionnaire below is sent to the FRRBP to better assess where students particular interests lie.

Present Address
Permanent Address
Contact Information
Degree Objective
Specific areas of interest
Free Radical Biology
Cancer Biology
Biological Effects of Radiation
Radiological Physics
Physiological Imaging
Health Physics
Isotope Methodology
Experimental Radiotherapy
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
Grade Point Average
Employment history
Motivation for joining the program

Carefully consider your response to the following three questions. We suggest that you compose them offline before posting your answer.

TOEFL-Test of English as a foreign language

If you were required to take the TOEFL, please state either your score, OR if not taken the date you plan to take it: