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.
Official MCAT, GRE or DAT scores are 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). If MCAT, GRE OR DAT scores are not available at the time of application, email a copy to Adam Goodwill, PhD, when they become available.
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.
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 Adam Goodwill, 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.
A valid credit or debit card and its security code from the back of the card (CCV) is required.