Office of Graduate Programs in Biomedicine
Graduate Programs in Biomedicine
Applications are accepted on a continuous basis throughout the year. During the review process, the academic background of the applicant is assessed to determine academic eligibility and his/her entry point into the Master of Science in Biomedicine (MSc) or the Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedicine (PhD). Each candidate is evaluated by the Biomedicine Admissions Committee and the evaluation includes a formal interview. Since courses are offered once a year, the decision will be made in consultation with the primary mentor and the applicant as to when he/she should begin courses. Once a program of studies is determined, students can then begin the registration process.
Submitting Your Application
The University uses a secured online form to collect application information that assures the protected transfer of all information and cannot be viewed on the internet.
Applicants may want to download the application to their computer to become familiar with the complete application before submitting it on-line, as the electronic application process must be submitted as a single entry and cannot be saved.
All applications must include the three required items listed below. They should be sent as a Word document attachment(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org within five (5) days of submitting your application. Please include the number of the item, its title (e.g., Personal Data), your name, and your email address on each document. You may elect to submit a single Word document with all three answers or separate attachments.
- Personal Data - Educational Resume/ Curriculum Vitae - The document should list, in chronological order, an applicant's education and work/research experiences, publications, honors and achievements to date.
- Life Experiences Essay - Describe those life experiences that have contributed to your perspectives on biomedical issues, values and needs, both domestically and internationally, as appropriate.
- 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).
While it is true that the Master of Science in Biomedicine (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedicine (PhD) degrees teach how to investigate and apply as yet unknown facts and concepts, those experiences are taught within individual professional goals and areas of interest. It is equally important that the student utilizes the training experience to begin establishing a network of colleagues and facilities in the home country that embrace interests similar to his own. This will facilitate continuing further research activities immediately upon graduation.
It is very important therefore, in the selection of both students and their mentors, for each applicant to reflect upon and answer the following questions/statements:
- What is your purpose in earning a Master of Science or a PhD degree?
- 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.
- Which of the biomedical disciplines would you apply to the above questions? (e.g. clinical sciences, laboratory sciences, rehabilitation sciences and population sciences )
- How would you classify your area of research interest? You may indicate more than one choice. Please describe any sub-specialization within the areas below:
- clinical including clinical trials
- 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.
If you have questions about the above requirements or the processing of applications, please contact an Admissions Counselor at email@example.com before completing the on-line application. Download the application in PDF format* for review.
Depending on the speed of your internet connection it may take a few minutes to load the various sections of the application. Please read the directions below before beginning.
If you encounter a problem, contact an Admissions Counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also call us at 800.824.6262 (toll free from the US and Canada) or at 215.780.1301.
Application Fee Payment: $100
- Pay Online
If you are unable to pay on-line, please contact us at the above numbers to discuss other payment options. (The application fee is non-refundable.)
Please note: You must enter your name and date of birth on each form.
Non - Degree Student Status
(students not enrolled in a degree or certificate program)
Please complete the form found at the link below and submit.
Matriculated Students Status
This application has two parts (one part required; one part optional). Have the necessary information available to assist in completing the entire application. After completing a section:
- Print a copy for your records
- Click on the "submit" button
- Move on to the next section
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