Specialized MS Application Guide

This application guide applies to the following disciplines:

  • Clinical Research Management (both online and on-campus cohort)


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.

Online Application

Online Application hosted on GradCAS platform.

  • MS in Clinical Research Management
    • Spring Start            Opens September 15                        Closes November 15
    • Summer Start        Opens November 15                         Closes April 1
    • Fall Start                 Opens April 1                                     Closes July 15

Application Fee

$88 Application fee payment is completed online via the GradCAS application portal.

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.

2 Letters of recommendation

  • Applicants will share the name and email of recommenders in the GradCAS portal. Recommenders will complete an online process and return a letter directly to the GradCAS 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

  • GRE scores are NOT required; however, you may provide your scores to supplement your application. Institution code: 3410
  • 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. Institution code: B886.

Language Requirements

UNTHSC’s English Language Requirements: Applicants may meet language requirements by one of the following:

  1. TOEFL language exam taken in the last 2 years. See each program admission requirements for score minimums.
  2. Completing or expected to complete a US-accredited Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral degree before matriculation at UNTHSC.
  3. College/University Degree or Citizenship from specific English-speaking countries. Official transcripts and degrees will need to be provided. Schools of attendance must be recognized by UNTHSC.

                  Language Locations

  1. Complete Level 6 at UNT system Intensive English Language Institute (IELI): The Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) at the University of North Texas helps international students develop academic skills in English. **We do not accept intensive English language completion from other institutions.

Admissions Process

Application Submission:

  1. Submit Online Application (GradCAS)
  2. Pay the $88 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. When your application goes to review, the committee decides one of the following three 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.


Any questions should be directed to Admissions@unthsc.edu, please use the subject “MS Applicant”.