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Admissions Requirements

Admission into the Biomedical Sciences MS program is competitive given our limited number of positions each semester. As a result, applicants may meet minimum admission requirements, but may not be selected for admission. Your application will be reviewed for admission into 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. Any graduate level work will also be calculated into the cumulative GPA and the resulting GPA should also be 3.0 or higher.
  • Applicants must have grades of “C” or better in the following undergraduate courses and corresponding labs: 8 semester hours of study in each Biology (I and II), Chemistry (I and II), Organic Chemistry (I and II), and Physics (I and II).
  • All applicants for the master’s degree are required to submit an official standardized test score. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is preferred for students applying to our program who are not simultaneously applying to medical or dental school. We prefer a score of 150 or higher in both the verbal and quantitative sections. Other standardized test scores (MCAT, DAT, OAT, VAT and PCAT) may be substituted for the GRE.
  • All applicants for the master’s degree are required to submit two (2) letters of recommendation from science professors.
  • 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 paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a 79 on the Internet-based version (iBT).

International Students must meet additional criteria as detailed here.

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