Admissions

Unt Health Science Center. June 7, 2019.

How to Apply

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Application Requirements

The applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (students that are completing their final semester at the time of application are eligible to apply). The admissions committee holistically reviews each applicant by considering all components of the application when making an admissions decision. Application files are not complete and will not be processed until all supporting documentation, including the application fee, have been received.

To be considered for admission, the applicant must submit the following official credentials to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Admissions Office:

Required official credentials

  • Online application (opens November 15th for the 2020 application cycle)
  • $50 application fee (waived for McNair scholars with documentation of participation)
  • Official transcripts from each and every college/University attended
    • A course-by-course evaluation from IACE, WES or ECE is also required for transcripts from institutions outside the U.S.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume/CV
  • Official test scores (depending on the program of interest): MCAT, DAT, or GRE
    • A TOEFL or IELTS score is also required for international applicants
    • The reporting code for the GRE or TOEFL is 6909.
  • Supplemental materials may be submitted (i.e. personal statement, certificates, etc.) but are not required unless designated by application requirements per program

Pre-Requisite Courses Required

    MS Medical Science Program Pre-Requisite Requirements:
  • General or Inorganic Chemistry: at least six credits of course work and two credits of laboratory work
  • Biology: at least 12 semester credits of course work and two credits of laboratory work
  • Physics: at least six semester credits of course work and two credits of laboratory work
  • Organic Chemistry: at least six semester credits of course work and two credits of laboratory work
  • English: two 3-credit semester courses
  • Statistics: one 3-credit semester course
*MS Clinical Research Management, MS Biotechnology, MS Forensic Genetics- Professional Track do not have specific pre-requisite courses required, however a strong science background with lab experience is highly recommended.
**Traditional (Research-Based) MS and PhD programs do not have specific pre-requisite courses required, however a strong science background with lab experience is highly recommended.

Mailing address

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
UNT Health Science Center
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Program Specific Application Processes

Please review the appropriate application guide (linked below) for submission instructions and details on the application process specific to each program.

Deadlines

All application materials must be received by the deadline. All application materials submitted become the property of UNT Health Science Center and cannot be returned. Applications are not accepted for Spring semesters.
Programs
Program Start
Deadline
Specialized MS Programs Biotechnology, Clinical Research Management, Medical Sciences
Summer 2020
March 1, 2020 (All supporting documents must be received no later than March 15, 2020.)
Forensic Genetics Professional Track
Fall 2020
February 1, 2020
All other MS and PhD Programs Traditional (Research-Based) MS/PhD
Fall 2020
February 1, 2020
It is highly recommended that non-U.S. citizens apply well in advance of these deadlines to allow preparation of immigration documents. Important: All GSBS admissions committees review files on a rolling basis. The earlier your application file is complete, the sooner your file will be reviewed. Applications must include transcripts with Fall 2019 grades (if enrolled in classes for Fall 2019) and a copy of spring registration (if enrolled for Spring 2020).

Dual Degree:
  • Applicants who are currently enrolled in the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine or School of Health Professions and are applying for the graduate portion of a dual degree program should complete the online application as directed above. Once the application has been submitted, these applicants should then notify the admissions office by emailing our office at gotogradschool@unthsc.edu of the specific dual degree program to which they are applying.
  • Students at University of North Texas (UNT) requesting enrollment for classes to transfer to UNT for their degree programs should e-mail their request to gotogradschool@unthsc.edu rather than completing an application.

Please view the catalog for official admissions policies.

Questions?

Questions may be directed to gotogradschool@unthsc.edu or call our office at (817) 735-2789. Applicants for the MS Medical Science program should review the FAQ’s first.

If you wish to schedule a phone or in-person meeting with our office, please do so at https://calendly.com/unthsc_gsbs.

If you need assistance regarding Financial Aid, please find more information on their website at unthsc.edu/students/financial-aid  or e-mail the Financial Aid Office at finaid@unthsc.edu.

This page was last modified on October 8, 2019