Applicants Living in the USA
If your application is being considered for acceptance by the PIBBS Admissions Committee you will receive an email no later than the 1st week of March and will be given the opportunity to visit during one of our three recruitment sessions (Dates to be determined)*.
During these visits, prospective students will have ample opportunities to learn about the PIBBS Program and explore the Los Angeles area. These visits will include:
- interviews with faculty
- a chance to see the University Park and Health Sciences campuses as well as selected research laboratories
- personal interactions with current students and faculty, and participation in engaging social activities.
Prospective students typically arrive on Wednesday and have a chance to relax before the recruitment activities begin on Thursday morning.
On Thursday, they meet for a Program Introduction, Health Sciences campus tour, lunch with current students, individual interviews with faculty, followed by a meet and greet, and end the day with a relaxing dinner with faculty. On Friday, students will visit the University Park Campus for a student poster session, followed by a Ph.D. programs informational presentation including lunch, and a campus tour. The day will end with a fun activity such as bowling at a trendy night-life spot in LA. Departure is on Saturday.
Dress code for Thursday is business attire, and dinner is business causal. On Friday during the day casual attire is recommended with comfortable shoes for the campus tour. Friday night’s attire depends on the event and students will be notified of any requirements upon arrival.
*Under unusual circumstances additional interview sessions may be added.
The most highly qualified applicants living outside the United State may be invited to participate in a phone interview with a representative of our PIBBS Admissions Committee. The dates vary, and if your application is being considered for acceptance you will receive and email no later than the 1st week of March to request additional information and to schedule an interview date.