Admissions

Complete the free online Preliminary Application Form to see if you'd be a good candidate for our program.

 

Admissions Criteria

  1. Must hold a BS degree or a BA with a science major
  2. Common undergraduate coursework includes biological sciences, chemistry, engineering-related courses, physics
  3. GPA of 3.0/4.0
  4. GPA in science coursework 3.0/4.0 cumulatively 
  5. GRE Verbal-150; Quantitative-150; Analytical Writing-3.0
  6. MCAT/DAT/OAT/PCAT scores may replace GRE scores (MCAT-494; DAT-17; OAT-280; PCAT-381)

Average Admissions Metrics for Class of 2019 Students 

  • Undergraduate GPA: 3.4
  • Undergraduate science GPA: 3.3
  • GRE Verbal (scale of 130-170): 152
  • GRE Quantitative (scale of 130-170):152
  • GRE Analytical Writing (scale of 1-6): 4.0
  • MCAT: 500
  • DAT: 19

Application Process

Applications include:

  • Graduate College application
  • College transcripts
  • GRE scores (Code-6306) or MCAT/DAT/OAT/PCAT
  • Proof of fluency in English for some international students
    1.  Official test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 79 (internet-based) (Code-6306, Dept.-45) OR
    2. Official International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5
    3. Tests waived for native English speakers and students graduating from countries where English is the official language
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • For international students, a financial statement must be included
Send all official materials to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Iowa State University
100 Enrollment Services Center
Ames, IA 50011