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Biomedical Sciences Graduate Programs

Thank you for your interest in Iowa State University and

the Department of Biomedical Sciences.

We'd like to find out about your accomplishments, your research interests, and your goals in order to better match students who are a good fit with departmental accomplishments, research interests, and goals.  By providing us with some basic information, we can help guide you through the formal application process.

For full consideration to a BMS graduate program, the minimum criteria are:

  • GPA 3.0 / 4.0
  • GRE Verbal - 150; Quantitative - 150; Analytical Writing - 3.0 (3.5 for PhD candidates)
  • MCAT/DAT scores may replace GRE (one-year MS candidates only)
  • TOEFL scores for non-native speakers of English - iBT of 79 or higher*

* ISU Graduate College has additional criteria for English testing http://apling.public.iastate.edu/eptfaq.html 


Deadlines for formal applications for Fall 2016:

February 1, 2016 (January 15th for Preliminary Application) for MS/PhD students who will be seeking assistantships. Please note that funding for MS candidates is extremely limited.

May 1, 2016 for one-year MS candidates.

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.

If you have questions or encounter problems, please contact: 

Director of Graduate Education
Department of Biomedical Sciences,
Dr. Richard Martin



Prelimimary Application Form

(Family Name)

(We will only use this information to contact you with our decision on your application.)

(Home Country)

(If you have not yet graduated, please list your expected graduation date.)

(If you have not yet graduated, please list your expected graduation date.)

(You may select more than one.)

(We will accept professional school exam scores instead, please write your scores in the "Other" box.)

(subject test scores, MCAT scores, etc)

(click here to see the Faculty Research Interests List)

It is in the best interest of the university to accept qualified candidates who honestly intend to complete a graduate program. To achieve this goal, we would like your formal expression of intent to complete an advanced degree in this department, should we admit you as a graduate student. Please indicate your intent by marking the appropriate option below.