MS Medical Science (1-year) Application Guide

Checklist

Application Requirements

Applicants 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.

Online Application

Online Application hosted on PostbacCAS platform.

  • Summer Start, In-Person Cohort Track         Opens: November 15         Priority Deadline: February 1           Final Deadline: April 1
  • Fall Start, Online Track                                   Opens: April 1                   Priority Deadline: June 1                Final Deadline: July 1 (all docs due by July 15)

Program seats may fill before the final deadline. Applicants are encouraged to apply early by the Priority Deadline for the best opportunity to join the program.

Application Fee

$189 total application cost to PostbacCAS, includes an application processing fee for UNTHSC. 

Official transcript(s) from every college/university attended

  • Please note, all transcripts are required. If you took one course at a community college or participated in a study abroad opportunity, we will need a transcript from the college where you completed the class.
  • If you are still enrolled in classes, please request a transcript from your current institution after grades for the fall semester post to your record. We will also need to see your Spring registration (if you are enrolled for Spring)
  • If you attended a college/university outside the U.S. you must submit an official WES course-by-course evaluation as well as the official transcript. WES has an option where they will send us your transcript along with their evaluation, in that case you don’t have to send us an additional transcript on your own.

NOTE: Please submit official transcripts and WES evaluations directly to PostbacCAS.

2 Letters of recommendation

  • Applicants will share the name and email of recommenders in the PostbacCAS portal. Recommenders will complete an online process and return a letter directly to the PostbacCAS system.
  • Letters must be on letterhead and signed.
  • A letter of recommendation from a Health Professions Advisory Committee will meet the requirement for two letters of recommendation.

Test scores

  • No SBS program requires a standardized exam for entrance.
    • Optional test submissions include:
      • MS in Medical Science – MCAT, DAT or PCAT via PostbacCAS optional documents area

 

  • An official TOEFL score is required for applicants who are not U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents unless you’ve completed a degree program within the U.S. Submit your official TOEFL scores to PostbacCAS, go to http://www.ets.org/toefl and request your scores be sent to PostbacCAS using code #B841.

Personal Résumé or Curriculum Vitae

Please submit your document as a PDF file within the PostbacCAS portal.


Admissions Process

Application Submission:

  1. Submit Online Application
  2. Pay the application fee
  3. After the application fee has been posted, you will receive an email with a PIN that will allow you to activate your MyHSC student portal, where you can check the status of your application.
    • If you’ve applied to any UNT program in the past, you should already have access to MyHSC and will not receive this email. You can click the forgot EUID/password links on the login page to access your record.
    • If you have activated your MyHSC student portal and cannot access your account, please contact Admissions@unthsc.edu.
  4. The School of Biomedical Sciences will begin to process your application and create check-list items to be completed in order to proceed through the application process.  The check-list items can be viewed on your MyHSC student portal.
  5. Submit remaining documents required for the application.

Application Review:

All completed applications are reviewed by the admissions committee. The admissions committee reviews applications completed by the deadline from January through April for on-campus enrollment and May through July for online enrollment. When your application goes to review, the committee decides one of the following four options:

  1. Offer admission
    • Decision will be updated on the applicant’s MyHSC student portal and a decision letter is emailed.
  2. Deny admission
    • Decision will be updated on the applicant’s MyHSC student portal and a decision letter is emailed.
  3. Deferred decision
    • Applicant is initially reviewed but not given a final decision.  Admissions committee will revisit the applicant’s file once the full cycle has been completed for a final decision.
  4. Waitlist
    • We will offer seats to those on the waitlist as seats become available up until New Student Orientation.

Questions?

Any Questions should be directed to Admissions@unthsc.edu, please use the subject “Medical Sciences Applicant”.