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Admissions

Deadlines

  • Applications for the Ph.D. program are due January 15
  • Applications for the master's program are due May 31. Applications for the master's program will be review and accepted beginning March 1. Limited spots are available. 

Admission Requirements for all Programs

  • Completed baccalaureate degree
  • Completed coursework in:
    • General biology
    • General chemistry
    • Organic chemistry
    • Physics
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • GRE test scores
    • Verbal and quantitative sections: 150 minimum
    • Writing section: 4.0 minimum

Requirements Specific to the D.O./M.S. Program

  • MCAT test scores: 492 minimum
  • Taking the GRE is not required, but it is desirable
  • Non-U.S. citizens must have a permanent resident visa

Requirements Specific to the D.O./Ph.D. Program

  • Applicants to the D.O./Ph.D. program are not required to submit a GRE score if they have earned a score of 500 or greater on the MCAT.
  • Applicants with a GRE score greater than 150 on both the verbal and quantitative sections and a writing score of at least 4.0, and an MCAT score of less than 500 will also be considered.
  • Non-U.S. citizens must have a permanent resident visa

International Applicants

  • International students for whom English is a second language are required to have earned a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 550 (213 computer based or 79 Internet based).

How to Apply

  • Initial inquiries and correspondence may be sent directly to the Coordinator of Graduate Admissions: Randall L. Davis, Ph.D., 918-561-8408 or randall.davis@okstate.edu

  • Applicants submit their application online through the OSU Graduate College.

Application Review Process

The application review process described below is used to evaluate all applications to the graduate program. 

  • For applicants to the D.O./M.S. and D.O./Ph.D. program, the D.O. portion of the application is evaluated by the Student Selection Committee of OSU-College of Osteopathic Medicine, which has an application review process as well (not described below).       
  • The Coordinator of Graduate Admissions forwards all applications to the Director of the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, who then forwards the applications to the Chairman of the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Committee (BSGC). 
  • The Chairman distributes copies of each application to the members of the BSGC, who represent the Departments of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry and Microbiology and Pharmacology and Physiology.
  • The departmental representative, who acts on the behalf of the discipline that the applicant has expressed an interest in, will inform faculty within that discipline of the application.  Discipline faculty will then have an opportunity to review the application and will inform the departmental representative of any concerns.  These concerns are then relayed to the BSGC by the departmental representative.
  • The BSGC will formally review the application in a regular or special meeting and vote to accept or reject the application for admission into the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program.  The Director will inform the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies of the status of applications to the Biomedical Sciences Graduate program.
  • Applicants accepted into the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program will receive an acceptance letter from the Coordinator of Graduate Admissions signed by the Dean of the Graduate College and the President of OSU-CHS.