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  • Thank you for your interest in the MS in Clinical Research Program at Morehouse School of Medicine. Prospective students must apply to the program online. For instructions and to begin the process, complete the online application here.

    To obtain additional information about application materials and the admissions process, contact either Brandon Hunter, director of Admissions, in the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs at 404-752-1650, or, the MSCR Program at 404-752-1780.

    There is currently no application fee. International students are welcome to apply and must do so far in advance in order to avoid delays in receiving required documentation for visa status.

     

    Application Deadline

    The deadline for all application materials for the entering class is April 6.  All material must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs to the attention of the Brandon Hunter, director of Admissions.

     

    Entrance Requirements

    There are different requirements for each category noted below. We reserve the right to change the requirements if deemed a necessity. To confirm that you have submitted all required documents, please call the Office of Admissions, (404) 752-1650.

    MSM faculty/senior residents or NIH, CRECD funded applicants

    • Clinical faculty appointment at MSM (7 years or less)
    • Must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident Visa status
    • Letter from the chair of your department
    • Must have a terminal degree
    • Three individual letters from persons who are capable of speaking to your professional skills and goals
    • Two- to three-page research abstract or narrative
    • Applicant and Lead mentor NIH style biosketch
    • Fully completed online application

    Doctorate Level - Non-MSM Faculty

    • Terminal degree
    • Three individual letters from persons who are capable of speaking to your professional skills and goals
    • Two- to three-page research abstract or narrative
    • Applicant and Lead mentor NIH style biosketch
    • Fully completed online application

    Undergraduate/Master's Level

    • GRE
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Narrative on research interest or experience (can be substituted for narrative on application)
    • Two letters of professional reference
    • Lead mentor NIH style biosketch (if applicable)
    • Official transcript
    • Fully completed online application

    Dual Degree Applicants

    • Current PhD or MD student
    • Good academic standing
    • One letter from mentor stating their commitment to be your lead mentor while in the program
    • One additional letter of reference
    • Lead mentor NIH style biosketch
    • Two- to three-page research abstract or narrative
    • Fully completed online application

    NOTE: The Master of Science in Clinical Research program offers dual degrees in M.D. — M.S.C.R. and Ph.D. — M.S.C.R.

     

    Interviews

    After reviewing the complete application, qualified applicants are invited to Morehouse School of Medicine for a personal interview with the M.S.C.R. Admissions Committee.

     

    Decision Notifications

    After the interview, three decision options are possible: (1) Admit, (2) Alternate List, or (3) Reject. All applicants will receive a decision notification by early June for admission. Applicants who are accepted must respond, in writing, within two weeks of the acceptance notification. Those applicants retained on the “Alternate List” are considered for vacancies as accepted applicants withdraw.

     

    Communication with the Office of Admissions

    After submitting all your materials, if you do not receive notification that your application is complete within a reasonable amount of time, you should call the Admissions Office at (404) 752-1650 to check on the status of your application. Do not wait until the deadline to check on the status of your application. After receiving notification of your completed application, if you do not hear from us for a considerable period of time, your application is still under review and your status is unchanged. We will notify you promptly of any definitive action taken by the M.S.C.R. Admissions Committee.

     

    Confidentiality and Release of Information

    To ensure that the confidentiality of materials in your application file is protected, and to permit the most efficient processing of your application, all members of the Admissions staff have been instructed not to divulge any information regarding decisions on any application.

    The Office of Admissions cannot accept responsibility for any misunderstanding of the instructions or regulations, misdirected documents, or other delays. It is the applicant's responsibility to make sure that all documentation reaches the Office of Admissions by the appropriate deadline. Morehouse School of Medicine only recognizes certified mail receipts or overnight package air bills with a school mailroom personnel or Office of Admissions staff signature as proof of delivery.