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Applying to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Medical School comprises several programs of study.

Umbrella Admissions Programs

Students wishing to undertake basic biomedical or translational research typically apply for admission to the GSBS through our umbrella admissions process. The programs available through this pathway include:

Clinical & Population Health Research PhD

Applicants interested in the Clinical & Population Health Research (CPHR) program typically hold a master's in public health and should apply specifically for admission to the CPHR program .


Students who are interested in the MD/PhD program should submit an application to the School of Medicine through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). After receipt of the AMCAS application, candidates will receive a supplementary MD/PhD application. Only the MCAT is required for application.

Millennium PhD

Physicians who are interested in obtaining a PhD in basic biomedical, translational or clinical science should submit an application to the Millennium PhD program.

MS in Clinical Investigation

Medical students or physicians who are interested in obtaining a master's degree in translational or clinical sciences should submit an application to the MSCI program.

Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program

Students who have achieved sound pre-doctoral academic performance in the biological and physical sciences, or who have received a masters degree in public health or related social science, but who seek to enhance their academic preparedness and research experience prior to embarking on a PhD should apply for admission to the PREP.

With the exception of the Health Sciences Preparatory and Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program, all admissions take place through an admission process in which successful applicants are admitted to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, rather than a specific program.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, national origin, covered veteran status, disability, ancestry or any other characteristic protected by law in employment, admissions, participation in its programs, services and activities, and selection of vendors who provide services or products to UMMS. Further, UMMS is firmly committed to ensuring that all who work, study, visit or seek treatment here may do so in an environment free of harassment and/or discrimination.

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University of Massachusetts Medical School 
55 Lake Avenue North (S1-710) 
Worcester, MA 01655 
Office Phone: 508 856-2179 
Fax: 508 856-1810

Application Deadlines

Basic & Biomedical Sciences
12/01/2020 at 11:59pm

Clinical & Population Health Research
03/01/2021 at 11:59pm

Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program
02/28/2021 at 11:59pm

MS in Clinical Investigation
06/1/2021 at 11:59pm

Millennial PhD Program
07/20/2021 at 11:59pm