NOTE: All application material should be submitted to the Graduate School and not the BMS PhD Program.
Please follow the steps listed below.
As of August 1, 2013, all Graduate School applicants must apply online. Paper applications are no longer be accepted.
A $40 fee for degree seeking applicants will be assessed to all applications.
Please refer to the Graduate School's website for complete application instructions.
Follow the instructions on the form, using
the following notes and additions to guide you.
- Admission to the BMS PhD Program is for the following Fall semester only.
- Personal Information
- Include your e-mail
address in addition to other information.
- Residency Information
- International students:
Forms and information are provided through the University
Center for International Education.
- Academic Information
Your selected program (line 3) is Biomedical Sciences / 481.
On line 4 (major/concentration), put the BMS Area
of Concentration that most interests you. If you have a
more specific interest - a research area, professor, department,
etc. - indicate that also.
If you are applying as a part time or an MD/PhD degree seeking
seeking student, use the Personal Comments section of the form
to elaborate. To be considered for the MD/PhD program you must
apply to, and be accepted by both the Boonshoft School of Medicine
and the BMS PhD Program. You must submit your applications through both the Graduate School and Boonshoft School of Medicine.
- Three persons acquainted with your work must submit a BMS Program Recommendation Form and a letter on your behalf. The letter should explain how the person knows you and evaluate your readiness for graduate school (quality of work, maturity and motivation). The person making the recommendation should mail the form and their letter to the Graduate School, not the Program Office. Download the BMS PhD Program Recommendation forms.
Complete the applicant information at the top of EACH form.
Give a form, already signed by you, to each person writing a letter.
- Statement of Objectives.
- Write a one-page
letter to the Director of the BMS PhD Program.
In it, give DETAILS about your:
Interest(s) in science
Accomplishments in science
Other interests, aptitudes or accomplishments that indicate
you are prepared for graduate study
in this program
aid. No application for financial support is required. All successful
applicants are considered for BMS assistantships and fellowships.
Complete applications are considered by the Admissions Committee beginning in January of each calendar year. Either telephone or on-site interviews are scheduled at the discretion of the committee.
All materials are due by March 1 for consideration for the following
academic fall semester.
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