Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Graduate School Admission

  1. A minimum of Bachelor's degree or equivalent, with satisfactory completion of coursework in both the biological and chemical sciences
  2. A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 is required.
  3. Applicants are required to submit results from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) prior to admission. GRE scores in the 50th percentile or above in the verbal and quantitative portions of the examination are preferred. A minimum score of 3.5 is required for the analytical writing component.
  4. The scores of the MCAT, DAT, USMLE or other health Professional Entrance Examination may be considered in lieu of GRE.
  5. The GRE will not be required of applicants who hold a professional degree, such as MD, Pharm D, DDS, or Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or equivalent.
  6. The Graduate School requires all students from countries in which English is not the native language to demonstrate competency in English by a minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) examination, or a minimum of 80 on the Internet-based Test (iBT) at the graduate level.

Each applicant's Personal Statement, combined with prior academic preparation and letters of reference, will be carefully reviewed by an internal committee chaired by the Program Director, Devendra K. Agrawal. Highly motivated scholars will be selected and the final recommendation to the Dean of Graduate School will be made for their enrollment in the Graduate Certificate in CTS or Master of Science in CTS. Selection will be based upon:

  • the quality of the applicant's academic and/or clinical record,
  • the quality of applicant's letters of recommendation,
  • the potential for development into an independent clinical and translational researcher focused on patient-oriented clinical research,
  • the commitment to a career in patient-oriented clinical research, whether in academia or in a pharmaceutical industry; and
  • the interest in disseminating clinical trial outcomes to health-related fields that serve the general community.

The application for the Graduate School can be found here (requires registration).