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Applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis. Successful applicants to the Clinical Anatomy and Physiology MS program at Indiana University School of Medicine must have completed a bachelor’s degree with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher and a minimum science GPA of 3.0. Applications for the MS Clinical Anatomy track are accepted September 3 through April 15 for international applicants, and July 1 for domestic applicants. Students begin in the fall semester only. 

Required Materials

Complete applications should contain an online admissions application, application fee (non-refundable fee), personal statement, three letters of recommendation and official transcripts. GRE, MCAT or DAT exam scores are recommended but not required. International applicants who have not completed upper secondary school with at least three years of study in an English speaking country will be required to submit proof of English proficiency as part of their application. Visit the IUPUI Office of International Affairs to learn more.

Official transcripts from all previous colleges and universities attended are required, including transfer credits. Transcripts should indicate that a bachelor’s degree has been awarded and the date awarded unless students are currently enrolled in the degree-granting program. In this case, a current transcript is acceptable. Electronic or hard copy transcripts are acceptable. To be considered an official transcript, the document must be transmitted directly from the college or university to IU. Transcripts sent by the applicant are not considered an official document.

A personal statement must be uploaded as part of the online application. Applicants should explain why they want to enter the MS program in context of future goals are and how this program can help advance training needs. A description of undergraduate and graduate (if appropriate) background is helpful. This could include field of study, courses most liked, any gaps that need filling (such as a missed course needed for future goals). Any problems or inconsistencies that resulted in poor grades or semesters should be addressed. Any personal information that contributes to academic performance is helpful.

A minimum of three recommendation letters are required as part of the application. Recommendation letters should comment on how long and in what capacity the referee has known the applicant, the candidate’s intellectual potential, creativity and originality, knowledge in chosen field, ability to work independently and with a team, maturity, motivation for graduate study, writing ability, oral expression, integrity, and overall academic readiness for graduate studies in the program. Referees may either utilize the electronic submission option found on the online application or email recommendations to so that the letters can be included in the applicant’s final application.

Sources for recommendations include current or recent academic instructors and/or professors with direct knowledge of the applicant’s academic performance. Letters from employers, friends, dorm RAs, lab mates, coworkers, religious clergy and other personal relations are not acceptable. Combined letters from a recommendation committee or distribution service is acceptable if they are directed toward graduate school admission.

Official MCAT, GRE or DAT scores are optional and are not required as part of the application. Applicants from non-English speaking countries must demonstrate English proficiency and are required to submit (TOEFL) or (IELTS) Test of English as a Foreign Language exam scores. International applicants may learn more by visiting the Office of International Affairs website.

A valid credit or debit card and its security code from the back of the card (CCV) is required. The application fee is $70. 

All required application materials must be received by the application deadline, including transcripts from all institutions attended and letters of recommendation, for the application to be considered complete. Please contact the Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology at if application materials are expected to be delayed, for late application permission, or for questions regarding application.

Application materials can be sent to the Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology by email at (preferred) or by mail C/O Kate McMillan, Indiana University School of Medicine, 635 Barnhill Drive, MS 5035, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202.