All applicants must have completed their undergraduate studies and must hold an undergraduate or equivalency or graduate degree from an accredited college or university in order to be admitted to the Graduate Biomedicine programs.
The Biomedicine programs seek individuals who have educational prerequisites, interest and motivation for undertaking advancing in biomedicine and research careers, consistent with the program’s stated mission, goals and objectives.
To be considered, an applicant must submit:
Submit an online application, along with a non-refundable application fee of $100.00 (USD), to the Office of Admissions. The application can be started and saved. You will be provided a key number to allow you to retrieve the application and your responses will be saved until you are ready to submit. Please save this key. It is the only way you can access your saved application. Please provide an email address so key number can be forwarded to you if needed. It is recommended that you also print a copy of the completed application for your records.
Submit official transcripts from all colleges (undergraduate, graduate, professional) attended. Partial transcripts should be submitted if courses are still in progress. Official transcripts must be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions from each institution, not to the student. A transcript marked "issued to student" is not acceptable, even when delivered in a sealed envelope.
Educational Resume/Curriculum Vitae – the document should list, in chronological order, an applicant's education and work experiences, publications, honors and achievements to date.
Complete the Life Experience Essay – describe those life experiences that have contributed to your perspectives on biomedical issues, values and needs, both domestically and internationally, as appropriate. This essay is submitted through the online application.
Complete the Statement of Interest (5-page single-space limit) – the application process serves as an entry point into the program. It is important that the applicant has previously thought through which of the general areas and disciplines he/she wishes to embrace. From the point of registration forward, the student begins the process of becoming a scholar in his specific chosen area(s) and will thereby devote the greater time of his professional academic life to the pursuit of stewardship of this discipline(s). Please follow the guidelines below when crafting your statement.
Arrange for two letters of evaluation to be submitted on your behalf. When completing the online application, applicants must supply the name and email address of two people who are not related to the applicant and who will provide the University with a reference. References will be contacted by the Office of Admissions and provided with an evaluation form. The references should be from persons familiar with the applicant's academic work, employment record, and/or personal characteristics.
- All credentials submitted on behalf of an applicant become a part of that applicant’s file with the University and cannot be returned.
STATEMENT OF INTEREST GUIDELINES:
The Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedicine (PhD) and Master of Science in Biomedicine (MSc) degrees teaches the student to investigate and apply facts and concepts in a unique manner that are taught within individual professional goals and areas of interest. In addition, it is equally important that the student utilize their training and experience to begin to establish a network of colleagues and facilities in their home country that embraces interests similar to their own. The goal of the educational experience is to facilitate continuing further research activities immediately upon graduation.
What is your purpose in earning a Master of Science or a PhD degree?
It is essential, therefore, in the selection of both students and their mentors, for each applicant to reflect upon and answer the following questions/statements:
Which of the biomedical disciplines would you apply to the above questions?
- Please provide examples of the research questions you are interested in pursuing. Include sufficient background information to explain why you view such questions as important to pursue. Lastly, you should identify what society will gain in your pursuit of this type of research.
How would you classify your area of research interest?
- (e.g. clinical sciences, laboratory sciences, rehabilitation sciences and population sciences )
- You may indicate more than one choice. Please describe any sub-specialization within the areas below:
- clinical including clinical trials
- basic research
- military application
- industrial (pharmaceutical, development of devices or equipment or other)
Please provide a brief synopsis of your professional experience so far, including any research.
FOR NON-DEGREE STUDENT STATUS
Please complete the form found at the link below and submit. This form is appropriate for the applicant who may desire to take one or more of the courses offered in this program, but is not enrolling in the full Biomedicine degree programs.
Application Form for Non-Degree Student Status