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HSC’s COVID-19 Response

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to transition our classes to online delivery, effective March 16th; however, our campus is still open for business. As always, you may check the status of your application through your student portal. Our staff members are working from home to limit their risk of exposure. Therefore, to expedite our response to inquiries, we ask that you send an e-mail with any questions and concerns you may have regarding your application.

Please visit the HSC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response website for more information.


New Application Services Opening Soon!

As we transition to a new application system, we have experienced some delays. Our application will open soon. Please continue to check back here weekly for updates. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions regarding the process, please email

GSBS Virtual Open House

Learn more about UNT Health Science Center and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Meet with faculty, staff, and students from GSBS. The session will include an Admissions Presentation, Student Panel, Discussion with Directors of Program Disciplines, and Q&A.

  • December 12, 2020
  • Session 1 (9:00-10:30 AM)
  • Session 2 (1:00-2:30 PM)

RSVP Required at

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.

Required official credentials

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

  • Online application (Spring 2021 application currently open for Clinical Research Management; opens November 15th for the 2021 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 entrance examination scores are required for the Medical Science Cohort (on campus) depending on the program of interest: MCAT, DAT, PCAT or GRE. The Medical Science Online, Clinical Research Management, Biotechnology, and traditional MS and PhD disciplines do not require an entrance examination score. Applicants may choose to provide a GRE score to supplement the application. The GRE reporting code is 6909.
  • A TOEFL or IELTS score is required for international applicants. The reporting code for the TOEFL is 6909.
  • Supplemental materials may be submitted (i.e. personal statement, GRE score, certificates, etc.) but are not required unless designated by application requirements per program Program Specific Application Processes.

Pre-Requisite Courses Required

Medical Science Cohort and Online Prerequisite 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 semestr course
Clinical Research Management, Biotechnology do not have specific pre-requisite courses required; however, a strong science background with lab experience is highly recommended.

Tradition (Research-Based) MS and PhD programs do not have specific prerequisite 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.


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.

Program Specific App Processes
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. If you are currently enrolled, your application must include transcripts with the previous semester’s grades and a copy of current semester registration.

Dual Degree:

  • Applicants who are currently enrolled in the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, UNT System College of Pharmacy, 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 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.

Please view the catalog for official admissions policies.


Questions may be directed to 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

If you need assistance regarding Financial Aid, please find more information on their website at  or e-mail the Financial Aid Office at

This page was last modified on November 18, 2020