Admissions

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Contact SBS

Admissions Office at:

Admissions@unthsc.edu


The Admissions team is ready to help you learn more about the School of Biomedical Sciences application process and answer your questions. Attend an upcoming admissions event, sign-up for a campus tour, or schedule a virtual advising session. After reviewing the information below, if you have additional questions, please reach out to our admissions office at admissions@unthsc.edu.

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

Graduate 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, has been received.

Please note:

Application materials including official transcripts and evaluations, letters of recommendation, fee payments, official test scores, and any other required items must be received no later than 2 weeks or 15 days after the posted deadline. For example, if an application closes on the 1st, all items will be due by the 15th; if an application closes on the 15th, all items will be due on the 1st.

Application Links

Applications for SBS programs are supported on a variety of online platforms. Please follow the link below based on your program of interest.

  • MS in Medical Science application is located on PostbacCAS. Open Now.
  • PhD/MS (traditional bench research) application is located on BioMedCAS. Open Now.
  • MS in Clinical Research Management (spring start) application is located on GradCAS. Open Now.
  • MS in Biotechnology (fall start) application is located on GradCas. Open Now.
  • Biomedical Entrepreneurship (fall start) certificate application located on the HSC Certificate Application. Open Now

Admission Requirements & Official Credentials

To be considered for admission, the applicant must submit the following official credentials to the appropriate CAS portal (see links above) :

  • Application Processing Fees:
    • MS in Medical Science     $185 via PostbacCAS (Includes $50 application processing fee to UNTHSC)
    • Traditional Ph.D./MS      $130 via BioMedCAS (Includes $50 application processing fee to UNTHSC)
    • MS in CRM                         $74 via GradCAS (Includes $50 application processing fee)
    • MS in Biotechnology        $74 via GradCAS (Includes $50 application processing fee)
    • A portion of the application fee may be waived for McNair scholars with documentation of participation.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
    • A course-by-course WES ICAP is also required for transcripts from institutions outside the U.S. 
      • If applying through PostbacCAS, BioMedCAS, or GradCAS, WES will need your CAS ID in order to properly route your evaluation.  If you ordered your WES evaluation without a PostbacCAS, BioMedCAS, or GradCAS ID, click here to learn how to proceed (select the appropriate platform from the drop-down and scroll down to "Additional Information").
      • If applying through the HSC Certificate Application, choose "University of North Texas - Fort Worth TX" when selecting the recipient(s).
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume/CV
  • Official entrance examination scores are required for the MS in Medical Science Cohort (on-campus) depending on the program of interest: MCAT, DAT, or PCAT. The Medical Science Online, Clinical Research Management, and traditional MS and Ph.D. disciplines do not require an entrance examination score. Applicants may choose to provide a GRE score to supplement the application.  Use code 3410 to have your scores sent to GradCAS; use code 3411 to have your scores sent to BioMedCAS. 
  • A TOEFL score is required for international applicants. 
    • BioMedCAS use code #B765
    • GradCAS use code #B886
    • PostbacCAS use code #B841
  • Supplemental materials may be submitted (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 semester course

Clinical Research Management, Biotechnology do not have specific pre-requisite courses required; however, a strong science background with lab experience is highly recommended.

Traditional (Research-Based) MS and Ph.D. programs do not have specific prerequisite courses required; however, a strong science background with lab experience is highly recommended.

Program Deadlines

ProgramSpring 2022Summer 2022Fall 2022
MS in Medical Science Cohort (on campus)n/aExtended to 4/15/2022n/a
MS in Medical Science Onlinen/an/a7/29/2022
MS in Clinical Research Management11/15/20213/1/20227/1/2022
MS in Biotechnologyn/an/a7/1/2022
Traditional (Bench Research) MS and PhDn/an/a4/1/2022

Applications that close on the 1st, require all documents to be received by the 15th. Applications that close on the 15th, require all documents by the following 1st.

It is highly recommended that non-U.S. citizens apply well in advance of these deadlines to allow the preparation of immigration documents.

All application materials submitted become the property of UNT Health Science Center and cannot be returned.

Important: All SBS 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 the current semester registration.

Dual Degree:

  • Applicants who are currently enrolled in the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, 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 Admissions@unthsc.edu of the specific dual degree program to which they are applying.
  • Non-degree seeking & course transfer students:
    • Students at the University of North Texas (UNT) requesting enrollment for classes to transfer to UNT for their degree programs should e-mail their request to Admissions@unthsc.edu rather than completing an application.

Please view the catalog for official admissions policies.

Mailing Address

The  Certificate in Biomedical Entrepreneurship is the only application that requires document submission directly to the school at the time of application. 

UNT Health Science Center
Attn: Office of Admissions
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Contact Us

Questions may be directed to Admissions@unthsc.edu or call our office at (817) 735-2003. 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.