Thank you for your interest in applying for one of our graduate programs. Before you apply, please read this page outlining the application process and important details.
|PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences||December 15|
|Biomedical Informatics, PhD||Rolling|
|Computational Cell Biology, Anatomy and Pathology, PhD||Rolling|
|Medical Physics, PhD||March 15, Rolling|
|Anatomical Sciences, MA||Rolling|
|Biochemistry, MA||March 15 |
|Biomedical Informatics, MS||Rolling |
|Biophysics, MS||Rolling |
|Biotechnology, MS||March 15 |
|Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics, MS||March 1 |
|Medical Physics, MS||March 15, Rolling |
|Microbiology and Immunology, MS||Rolling |
|Natural Sciences Interdisciplinary, MS||April 1 |
|Neuroscience, MS||April 1 |
|Pathology, MA||Rolling |
|Pharmacology, MS||February 14 |
|Physiology, MA||Rolling |
You must submit transcripts for every college or university you have attended. At the point of application, please only submit unofficial transcripts. If admitted, official transcripts will be required in order to matriculate.
Three letters of recommendation are required. You will enter contact information for letter writers when you fill out the application, and they will be notified automatically and will be sent a link to submit their letter. In your portal, you can check the status of your letters, send reminders, or edit recommenders.
You will submit both of these items in your status portal after you have submitted your application. Your personal statement should state your career objectives and research experience. There isn’t a word or page requirement, but most statements are 1 to 2 pages in length.
Once you submit your application, you will have access to your status portal, which will include a link to pay your $85 application fee.
Participants in the following programs only will be approved for a fee waiver once there is confirmation of your participation. Participants in the following programs must submit verification of program participation, such as a letter bearing the original signature of the program director or adviser, or a copy of the current contract.
You can submit verification to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We cannot grant fee waivers for any other reasons, including for international applicants.
The following programs require the GRE:
If you are applying from outside the United States, apply as early as possible to ensure time for application and visa processing.
Regardless of your program’s deadline, it is recommended that you apply at least 6-9 months prior to the term start date (depending on your country of origin). Check with your program’s application coordinator for specific guidelines.
International applicants must present a valid English Language Proficiency test score. It is university policy that test dates be no older than two years when students enter a program.
Priority will be given to students who submit their supplemental application by October 1.
AMCAS charges $170 for an application that includes one medical school designation and $41 for each additional school you designate.
We charge a nonrefundable fee of $100 to process your supplemental application. We will not process it until we receive the fee.
If you’re experiencing financial hardship, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) may waive your AMCAS application fee through its Fee Assistance Program.
If you receive a fee waiver from the AAMC, we will waive our secondary application fee as well.
We accept letters of recommendation only through the AMCAS Letter Service. Do not send letters to our school.
We require a minimum of three letters, but you may send more.
We highly recommended that you request some letters from faculty or professional evaluators who are very familiar with your research experience and potential.
Based on our curriculum, we strongly encourage you to take a statistics course as well as courses in biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology.
We encourage you to augment your prerequisite courses with advanced science or engineering courses that meet your interests.
Research experience gives you a level of expertise and understanding above that achieved in standard laboratory courses.
Outstanding applicants to our program have significant research experience either within a structured program or as a volunteer or staff member. They have also published their research and presented it at professional conference presentations.
|Applications accepted||June - November|
|Priority deadline||October 1|
|Interviews||November - January|
|Decision notifications||November - May|
|Commit to enroll||May 15|
The format for the 2021-2022 interview season will be hybrid. Invited applicants will have the choice to interview virtually or in person.
If invited, both the Regular MD Admissions Committee and MD-PhD Admissions Committee will interview you.
You are eligible to interview by the Medical Admissions Committee if you are not invited to interview for the MD-PhD Program.
The MD-PhD Admissions Committee admits students on a rolling basis from November-May.
MD-PhD Only Candidates:
Regular MD and MD-PhD Candidates:
If accepted to the MD-PhD, you must respond within two weeks from the date of your acceptance and submit a $100 acceptance deposit, refundable until May 15.
You must submit transcripts for every college or university you have attended. At the point of application, please only submit unofficial transcripts. If admitted, official transcripts will be required to begin the program.
Two letters of recommendation are required. You will enter contact information for letter writers when you fill out the application, and they will be notified automatically and sent a link to submit their letter. Please follow up with them to ensure that they submit their letters. We will not accept letters submitted by you directly.
Your personal statement should be in three parts, detailing your interests in science and basic research, your career goals, and what you hope to gain from participation in a summer research experience.