IQ Biology is a Graduate Certificate program through CU Boulder's BioFrontiers Institute. The certificate is earned in concordance with a CU Boulder degree-granting PhD program of study with a partner academic department.

When you apply to an academic department through the CU Boulder Graduate School, you will be given the option to complete a supplemental application for IQ Biology.

Applications are open to incoming graduate students only. 

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Fall Application Deadline

The IQ Biology deadline is 10 PM (MST) on either December 1st or December 15th, dependent on your CU Boulder Department/Program of choice. At that time, your Department/Program application, including the IQ Biology supplemental questionnaire, must be submitted. See below for a complete list of deadlines for each Department/Program.  

Departments/Programs Due November 15th

  • Biochemistry
  • Psychology and Neuroscience

Departments/Programs Due December 1st

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical and Biological Engineering (International Students Only)
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Geological Sciences (International Students Only)
  • Integrative Physiology
  • Mechanical Engineering (International Students Only)
  • Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Departments/Programs Due December 15th

  • Chemical and Biological Engineering (Domestic Students Only)
  • Computer Science
  • Geological Sciences (Domestic Students Only)
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering (Domestic Students Only)
  • Physics

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