- Featured Research Communities
The requirements below apply to the following programs in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
When you apply to the Umbrella Admissions program, you will ultimately select one of these graduate programs as your home. However, our faculty's research programs are highly collaborative comprising many interdisciplinary research communities. We highlight several of these research communities here.
Each candidate for admission is expected to have a bachelor’s degree in one of the physical or biological sciences. Senior undergraduates may be admitted pending successful completion of their baccalaureate programs. While no minimum grade point average is required, students applying for admission should have demonstrated strong performance in their undergraduate studies, particularly in their scientific coursework. Additionally, applicants are expected to have had significant lab research experience.
Successful applicants are admitted to the Basic & Biomedical Sciences (BBS) division of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS), rather than to a specific PhD program. The BBS Graduate Admissions Committee, comprising GSBS faculty and students, is responsible for the initial selection of applicants for interview. The wider GSBS faculty will evaluate applicants who are invited to visit for interviews. International applicants are not required to visit UMMS but may be interviewed using tele- or video-conferencing. Accepted applicants will receive official notification from the Dean. No other statements, verbal or in writing, will constitute acceptance into the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
A complete application for admission must include all of the following:
*Applicants are required to upload transcripts (official or unofficial) within the application process. GRE and TOEFL (or IELTS) scores should be entered on the application. Official transcripts and score reports are required only if and when applicants matriculate as students.