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 GPA of 3.4 .
  • GRE score above the 50th percentile overall, with strong scores on the writing portion of the test.

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.
  • A personal statement 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 (Official 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
  • 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 ProgramIU Medical Sciences
Academic PlanAnatomy
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