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  • Selection Criteria

    Applications to the M.S. and Ph.D. programs must:

    1. Hold a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent from an accredited undergraduate institution.
    2. Have a record of superior academic achievement in undergraduate studies majoring in the natural sciences (e.g., biology, chemistry, or physics).
    3. Provide official scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). The GRE General exam is required. Scores cannot be older than 5 years. Applicants are also encouraged to take one of the science subject exams in Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology; Biology; or Chemistry.
    4. Provide 3 letters of recommendation, preferably from science course professors or research supervisors.

    Applications are evaluated based on undergraduate performance in general, and performance in the sciences in particular. Performance on the Graduate Record Examination and letters of reference from former or current professors weigh heavily in judging preparedness for graduate study. Prior research experience is a factor in the selection process but is not a requirement. Interest in the Program's mission is also considered. When possible, applicants are invited for interviews.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Graduate Education in Biomedical Sciences Admissions

    Applying to the Program

    Prospective students must apply over the internet. Application instructions can be viewed here.

    Applicants can apply online here.

    Application Deadline*

    PhD in Biomedical Science, February 1

    MS in Biomedical Research/Biomedical Technology, May 1

    *Completed applications for the Fall admissions cycle, including a $35 non-refundable application processing fee, are due by February 1 at the latest. applications completed by January 15, will receive priority consideration for Fall admission, with applicant notification by no later than March 15. In exceptional cases involving outstanding Ph.D. applicants with substantial graduate and research experience, applications for entry in January will be accepted if they are completed by October 1. M.S. applicants are only reviewed for the Fall admissions cycle.

    Additional information about application materials and the admissions process may be obtained by calling the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs at (404) 752-1650, by sending an email to phdadmissions@msm.edu.

    Office of Admissions and Student Affairs
    Graduate Education in Biomedical Sciences Program

    Morehouse School of Medicine
    720 Westview Drive SW
    Atlanta, GA 30310-1495