New York Medical College

Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences

Special Situations

 

Non-matriculated students who wish to enter a Master’s or Ph.D. program.

Non-matriculants seeking entry into a degree program must complete all the requirements for admission, as outlined above, including a new application and two personal statements. Official transcripts and official test scores previously submitted to the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences may be used to support the application for matriculation, if they have been retained by the Graduate School. New letters of recommendation are required, however. Letters from faculty members of the program being applied to can be added to the application, but cannot replace the requirement for two additional letters from professors or professionals outside that program.

Non-matriculants should seek entry into a degree program before completing 12 academic credits at the College.

Matriculated Master’s students who wish to enter a Ph.D. program.

Master’s students seeking entry into a Ph.D. program must complete all the requirements for admission outlined above, including a new application and two personal statements. Official transcripts and test scores previously submitted to the Graduate School may be used in support of the new application, but must be supplemented by official transcripts for any academic course work taken since entering the Graduate School, including the student’s academic record at New York Medical College. Two letters of recommendation must be submitted, in addition to any letters submitted by faculty in the Ph.D. program to which admission is sought. One recommendation may be from an NYMC faculty member; the second recommendation must be from outside New York Medical College.

If the student wishes to concurrently complete and receive the Master’s degree as well as the Ph.D. degree, this request must be made in writing at the time of the application to enter the Ph.D. degree. This request will be granted only if the student has substantially completed the requirements for the Master’s degree. In practical terms, this means that the student should need only to complete fewer than six additional credits, including the Master’s Thesis or Literature Review, which is required for the Master’s degree. The student must be able to complete the program within the next semester, and would be liable for the payment of tuition for the required credits.

Master’s student seeking transfer to another Master’s program, or a Ph.D. student seeking transfer to another Ph.D. program.

The student must complete a special transfer application and provide a letter explaining the reason for the requested transfer. Letters in support of the transfer must also be provided by the program directors of both the student’s current program and the program to which admission is sought

Ph.D. student wishing to transfer to a Master’s program.

The student must provide a letter requesting the transfer and explaining the student’s reason for the transfer. Letters in support of the transfer must also be provided by the program directors of both the student’s current Ph.D. program and the Master’s program to which admission is sought. If the transfer is within the same department or program, a single letter from the department’s program director or jointly signed by the doctoral and Master’s program directors will suffice.

Visiting/Exchange students

The student must complete an Application for Visiting or Exchange Students and include a statement that explains the purpose of the desired activity at NYMC. The required supporting documentation would include an official academic transcript from the home university, a letter from the student’s dean at the home university certifying that the student is in good standing and that the proposed activity can be applied towards fulfillment of the student’s degree requirements, and a letter from the NYMC faculty sponsor that outlines the proposed activity and provides an estimate of the duration of the student’s proposed stay at the College. If needed, the appropriate paperwork and documentation for obtaining a student visa (F-1) or visiting scholar or student visa (J-1) must also be submitted.