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Admission Requirements

To qualify for admission in the Education Track in Anatomy PhD Program, applicants must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution of higher education, preferably in biology or a related scientific field, with a GPA of at least a 3.4 out of 4.0. The GRE is strongly recommended (not required, and scores should be above the 50th percentile overall).

Students with prior graduate or professional school training (e.g., a Master’s degree) are given special consideration.

Admission Materials

  • A completed University Graduate School Application.
  • Personal statement questions that describes the applicant’s background and interests, and explains why this program meets his or her career goals
  • Three letters of recommendation that address the applicant’s suitability for a career in teaching and the potential of independent educational scholarship
  • Official transcripts from all universities attended should be mailed to:
    Domestic Applicants:
    Jen Barron
    Medical Sciences
    Jordan Hall 104
    1001 East Third Street
    Bloomington, IN 47405
    International Applicants:
    Office of International Services
    Poplars 221
    400 East Seventh Street
    Bloomington, IN 47405
    Copies from the Registrar may be accepted for the review process, but an official transcript must be on file for matriculates.
  • Applicants should arrange for GRE general test scores to be sent to Indiana University–Bloomington from the testing service company. (The institution code for Indiana University-Bloomington is 1324).
  • TOEFL scores for non-native English speakers

When completing the online application, make the following selections in the Intended Program and Plan section:

What type of degree do you intend to pursue? Doctoral/PhD
Academic Program IU Medical Sciences
Academic Plan Anatomy
Are you applying to a dual degree program? No

International applicants can also seek assistance from the Office of International Services. Request a paper copy of the application for international students by emailing