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GSBS Application 2017-18


How to Apply

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:

  • Online application
  • $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 IACEWES 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

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 credit 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

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.

 Programs  Program Start  Deadline
Specialized MS Programs
(Biotechnology, Clinical Research Management, Medical Sciences)
 Summer 2018  March 1, 2018 (All supporting documents must be received no later than March 15, 2018.)
Forensic Genetics
Professional Track
 Fall 2018


February 1, 2018

All other MS and PhD Programs
(Traditional MS/PhD, Forensic Genetics – Professional Track)
 Fall 2018 February 1, 2018

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 2017 grades (if enrolled in classes for Fall 2017) and a copy of spring registration (if enrolled for Spring 2018).

  • 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% of students who matriculated in 2016 have been accepted into medical/dental programs and approximately 90% 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 December 11, 2017