Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program: Preliminary Application
Below you will find the Preliminary Application Form which begins the application process to the graduate program in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Once you have submitted this Preliminary Application Form, our Graduate Program Assistant and our Director of Graduate Education will review your information. You will receive notification of their decision within two weeks of submitting this form (usually within 2-3 business days).
Please DO NOT go through the formal application process with Iowa State University until you have heard our decision on your application. Our decision will be either "We are interested in your application, please apply with the University" or "We are not interested in your application at this time." If you receive approval on your preliminary application, you will be given information on how to proceed with the formal admissions process.
We have implemented this process for your benefit. This way you will only be required to pay the university application fee ($60 for domestic applicants, $100 for international applicants) when/if you formally apply after hearing if we are interested in having you as a graduate student. All the information submitted in this form is completely confidential and will be used exclusively for our department's review process. We will not sell or otherwise distribute your personal information.
Before filling out the application, please note that our department has set requirements for graduate students. All applicants must have a GRE score (MCAT can be substituted), but there is no minimum score requirement. GRE Subject Exams are not required. All international applicants must have a TOEFL or IELTS score, and the minimum score requirements are as follows: iBT 79, CBT 240, PBT 590, and IELTS 6.5. Also, Iowa State University requires that all graduate students have a minimum GPA equivalant to a 3.0/4.0.
The deadline for Fall 2014 applications for the MS/PhD program is March 1, 2014. The deadline for Fall 2014 admission to the Non-Thesis Master of Science program is April 1, 2014. It can take up to several weeks for your formal application to be processed by the university, so it is best that you have completed this preliminary application form by the end of January.
If you have questions or encounter problems, please contact: