Admission is on a competitive basis for a limited number of positions. As a result, applicants may meet minimum admission requirements, but may not be selected for a personal interview or admission. You will be screened for admission to the program based on the following criteria:
- Applicants must have (at minimum) a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized college or university with a record of satisfactory academic work at the baccalaureate and/or graduate level.
- All applicants for the master’s degree should have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. Certificate program applicants should have an undergraduate GPA of 2.70 or better on a 4.0 scale.
- Applicants must have grades of “C” or better in the following undergraduate courses: 8 semester hours each of study in – general biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics; 6 semester hours of study in English; 8 semester hours of Anatomy and Physiology are strongly recommended.
- All applicants for the master’s degree are required to submit an official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score 153 in the verbal section which is the 62nd percentile and 144 in the quantitative section which is the 26th percentile. Other standardized test scores at or above the 50th percentile (MCAT, DAT, VAT and PCAT) may be substituted for the GRE.
- All applicants for the master’s degree are required to submit three letters of recommendation (at least two letters from science professors). For certificate programs, two letters are required (one must be from a science professor).
- A personal statement describing future goals.
- A copy of your resume.
If your first language is not English you must submit a minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
A maximum of 6 graduate semester hours with a minimum grade of "B" may be accepted for courses not older than 5 years. Students have seven (7) years maximum limit to complete their Master’s degree.