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*Effective September 24, 2018, CMB no longer requires the GRE as an application/admission requirement for the program.

Applications for graduate admission to any UVM program must be submitted online to the UVM Graduate College The deadline to submit an application to the Graduate College for admission to the CMB Program is December 1st. The application form requires:

  • General application and associated fee
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official or unofficial transcript of all colleges attended
  • Statement of purpose (personal summary of interest)
  • English Proficiency Examination Scores (TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo) for non-US residents
Test Minimum Required Score

All applicants must have the equivalent of a US bachelor’s degree, which consists of 16 years of formal education.

If you have any questions about your qualifications as an applicant, please email us.


All applications submitted by December 1st will be reviewed by the CMB Recruitment and Admissions Committee for appropriate qualifications, skills, knowledge, motivation and competitiveness. Decisions will be based on a variety of criteria, including: undergraduate GPA, letters of reference, statement of purpose, educational background as demonstrated on all transcripts, and an interview.

Interview Proccess

The CMB Program will host in-person interviews January 19-20 and 26-27, 2024, during which interviewees will meet with the Director, students, faculty, and staff, learn about the program and the resources available, and get a sense of what life is like as a student in the CMB program. It is expected that visiting interviewees will arrive on the Thursday preceding the Friday interview and stay until Sunday morning. Events will take place from 8am-8pm on Friday and 10am-8pm on Saturday. Costs for in-person interviews will be covered by the CMB program.

For those we are unable to host in-person (including international interviewees), online interviews will be held in early February. This will include a program overview, graduate student presentations, faculty interviews and discussions with current CMB students. We understand that this cannot replicate a visit to our campus in beautiful Burlington, VT or demonstrate the true collaborative nature of our community, however we hope to provide you with as much evidence of this as possible.

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