Master's of Biomedical Sciences

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Application Cycle and Deadline

The program has rolling admissions and the application cycle begins in January for admission the following August.  Early application is recommended, as the admissions committee begins awarding seats in the program during the spring semester.  However, students who were wait-listed for professional programs and did not obtain final admittance are still encouraged to apply during the summer months.  We encourage those students to indicate the program to which they were wait-listed on their application.

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Admission Requirements

  1. A Bachelor's degree (minimum GPA 3.0) -- It is expected that the student will have a strong science background.
  2. At least one standardized test with a minimum score of the following:
    • MCAT 22
    • GRE total 300
    • DAT 17
    • OAT 300
    • PCAT 50th percentile

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How to Apply

A complete application to the MBS probram will have two parts: the first part will be submitted to the UNC Graduate School and the second part will be submitted to the School of Biological Sciences. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ginger Fisher, the MBS Program Coordinator.

Part one – to be submitted to the UNC Graduate School

  1. Official undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  2. Scores from the entrance exam (MCAT, GRE, etc)
  3. A completed application form (obtained from the Graduate School)

Part two – to be submitted to the School of Biological Sciences

  1. Three letters of recommendation (see below).
  2. A letter of intent describing why you are interested in this program (see below)
  3. Both of these items should be sent to the following address:
    MBS Review Committee
    c/o Cynthia Budde
    School of Biological Sciences
    University of Northern Colorado
    501 20th Street
    Greeley, CO 80639

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Letters of recommendation

Individual Letters

Three letters of recommendation are required as part of your application to the MBS program. The letters should be from professionals/academics who can comment on your qualifications for graduate study in the biomedical sciences from a standpoint of personal experience with your professional/academic activities. Letters of a non-professional nature (from friends, family, etc.) will not be accepted. Each letter of recommendation with its accompanying recommendation form should be placed into a sealed envelope by the author who then signs across the seal. The sealed envelope should then be sent directly to the School of Biological Sciences at the address listed above.

Committee Letters

Applicants who have an electronic committee letter packet from their prehealth office may submit this packet in lieu of the letters from individuals. The committee letter packet must include at least three letters of recommendation and have a cover letter from the prehealth office verifying that the recommendations are authentic. This packet should be sent by e-mail to cynthia.budde@unco.edu with the subject line "committee letter packet".

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The letter of intent

The letter of intent should be used to explain who you are, your career goals, the path that you chose to reach your current educational standing, your accomplishments along the way, and how you have prepared yourself for graduate/professional school. It is critcal that you also highlight your clinical, research, and community service experiences.  Your letter can explain why the School should consider you over other persons for a position in the program -- in other words, why are you likely to succeed. Tangible examples of past successes are useful to support your argument.  The letter of intent is also your opportunity to present compelling information that you do not feel is adequately communicated in the other application materials. The letter of intent should be sent to the address above or emailed directly to cynthia.budde@unco.edu

Contact information

Graduate School Admissions

Carter Hall 2007
University of Northern Colorado
501 20th Street, Greeley, CO 80639
Telephone: (970) 351-2831
Fax: (970) 351-2371
E-mail: grad.school@unco.edu

School of Biological Sciences

Ross Hall, Room 2480, Campus Box 92
College of Natural and Health Sciences
University of Northern Colorado
501 20th Street, Greeley, CO 80639
Telephone: (970) 351-2921
Fax: (970) 351-2335
E-mail: biology@unco.edu

MBS Program Coordinator

Dr. Ginger R. Fisher
School of Biological Sciences
Ross Hall, Room 1530, Campus Box 92
College of Natural and Health Sciences
University of Northern Colorado
501 20th Street, Greeley, CO 80639
Telephone: (970) 351-2210
Fax: (970) 351-2335
E-mail: Ginger.Fisher@unco.edu

 
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