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Admission Requirements

Successful applicants to the MS Pre-Professional 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. Students may also submit the results of a standardized test score. This test can be the MCAT, GRE or DAT.

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Begin your application for the Pre-Professional Master of Science degree using the Indiana University Graduate Centralized Application System (CAS).

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Admissions Process

Applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis. For fall semester admission, the online application must be submitted by July 1. Applications in progress as of July 1 are allowed a maximum of two weeks for completion of required materials, including receipt of transcripts, national exam scores, and letters of recommendation. Completed applications are reviewed on a monthly basis or more frequently as needed.

Applicants interested in the Pre-Professional MS degree program should make the following selections:

Type of Degree Masters
Academic Program Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiology
Academic Plan Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiology MS – Pre-Professional Program
Are you applying to a dual degree program? No
Term Select the appropriate term.

After submitting the online admissions application, program applicants should email Jason Collett, PhD, to notify of submission.

Required Materials

For domestic applicants (U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have obtained a U.S. bachelor’s degree), a complete application contains an online admissions application, application fee (non-refundable fee), personal statement, three letters of recommendation. All letters must evaluate capabilities for success in graduate school, not medical school. IU School of Medicine sends decision notifications by email and USPS. Electronic or hard copies of application documents (transcripts, GRE or MCAT scores, letters of recommendation) or other correspondence should be sent to Jason Collett, PhD.

  • Transcripts

    Official transcripts from all previous colleges and universities 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 will NOT be accepted.

  • Exam Scores

    Official MCAT, GRE or DAT scores are recommended but not required. Applicants should send verifiable copies of scores as a PDF file or hard copy to the MS Program director and include all score categories (e.g. for GRE, include verbal, quantitative and analytical). 

  • Letters of Recommendation

    Recommendation letters should comment on how long and in what capacity the referee has known the applicant; how many students the referee has known at the applicant’s level; and 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 potential for graduate studies in biomedical sciences. All letters must focus on admission to a graduate program and evaluate the applicant’s capabilities for success in graduate school. Referees may either utilize the electronic submission option found on the online application or email recommendations to Jason Collett, PhD.

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

  • Personal Statement

    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.

  • Application Fee

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

  • Submission

    MS Application materials can be sent to Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiology, MS program director, Indiana University School of Medicine, Medical Science Building, Room 2061, 635 Barnhill Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202 (