Ph.D. Admissions

Any person who has completed all requirements for a baccalaureate degree from a recognized college or university, or with equivalent education, may apply for admission to the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences.  Candidates to the basic science departments must have a strong background in the biological and physical sciences (a minimum of 28 credits or the equivalent). Candidates may apply to individuals programs or to the Program in Biomedical Sciences (PiBS).

The candidate must also have completed the special prerequisites of the department or program in which the student is matriculating. Prerequisite courses not completed before registration may be completed while the candidate is in residence as a graduate student, but may not be presented for graduate credit.

Applicants to every degree program offered by the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences must  submit

  • An official transcript of each college or university attended.
  • A minimum of three letters of recommendation from faculty members in your proposed field
  • A Personal Statement that describe your qualifications your intended educational objectives
  • Official results of the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). (Other tests may be substituted for the GRE with special permission from the specific program.).

International Applicants:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for applicants whose native language is not English
  • International Student Data Form for international applicants

Requirements for the Ph.D. degrees may vary.  Please refer to individual departments / programs websites (below) or Program Coordinators for specific Ph.D. admissions requirements.

Additional programs  of study: