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CLS Admission Criteria

Applicants must have obtained a baccalaureate or higher degree in the sciences, prior to the start of the program, from an accredited U.S. college or university or from a recognized foreign institution. Critical courses which the applicant should have taken, and done well, include:

  • two (2) semesters of General Biology with laboratory component
  • two (2) semesters of General Chemistry with laboratory component
  • one (1) semester of Anatomy and Physiology with laboratory component
  • one (1) semester of General Microbiology with laboratory component
  • one (1) semester of Organic Chemistry with laboratory component
  • one (1) semester of Biochemistry with laboratory component
  • one (1) semester of Statistics or Calculus 

The entire application, including two letters of recommendation as well as a CV/resume, will be considered in order to identify the strongest applicants. An interview is a required part of the admission process.

The position requires considerable walking, standing, and sitting. Good visual acuity and manual dexterity are essential to performing and interpreting laboratory tests; good listening and communication skills are necessary in the clinical setting to interact with various hospital staff. In the classroom setting, students will participate in classroom discussions and presentations. 

Applications for admission and all supporting documents must be received by the Graduate School by the May application deadline. Offers of admission are made on a rolling basis. Early application submission is highly recommended.

Please contact the GSBMS Office of Admissions with any questions.