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PLEASE READ: The one-year, non-thesis, Medical Science application is open.  The Medical Science program is offered in the SUMMER term only.  If you have questions about the program you are interested in, please contact the GSBS Office of Admissions & Recruitment.


Application Requirements

The applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree (students that are completing their final semester at the time of application are eligible to apply). The admissions committee considers all components of the application when making an admissions decision. Application files are not complete and will not be reviewed until all supporting documentation, including the application fee, are received.

To be considered for admission, the applicant must file the following official credentials with the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences:

Required official credentials

  • Online application (opens November 15th for the 2019 application cycle)
  • $40 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 recommendation letters
  • Resume/CV
  • Official test scores (depending on the program of interest: GRE, MCAT or DAT)
    • A TOEFL or IELTS score is also required for international applicants
    • The reporting code for the GRE or TOEFL is 6909.
  • Supplemental materials will be considered but are not required
Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT): The MCAT is a requirement for applying to our one-year master's program in Medical Sciences. There is not a minimum cut-off to apply and it takes at least a 495 to be considered competitive in the review process.

Pre-Requisite Courses Required for Medical Sciences Program

  • 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

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.


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.
Program Start
Specialized MS Programs (Biotechnology, Clinical Research Management, Medical Sciences)
Summer 2019
March 1, 2019 (All supporting documents must be received no later than March 15, 2019.)
Forensic Genetics Professional Track
Fall 2019
February 1, 2019
All other MS and PhD Programs (Traditional MS/PhD, Forensic Genetics - Professional Track)
Fall 2019
February 1, 2019
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 2018 grades (if enrolled in classes for Fall 2018) and a copy of spring registration (if enrolled for Spring 2019).
  • 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 application and select "General" for the academic plan. Once the application has been submitted, these applicants should then notify the admissions office by email 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 rather than completing an application.
Student Success: Approximately 75%26#37%3B of students who matriculated in 2016 have been accepted into medical/dental programs and approximately 90%26#37%3B of students who matriculated in 2015 have been accepted.

Please view the catalog for official admissions policies.


Questions may be directed to 817.735.2789 or Applicants for the MS in Medical Sciences program should review the FAQ’s first.

This page was last modified on November 15, 2018