You will need to pay a $50 non-refundable application fee when you submit your application.
The application will not be considered complete until the fee is paid. If the fee is not paid by the application deadline, your application will not be reviewed. This fee is payable by credit card.
Application Fee Waivers
You may qualify for an application fee waiver based on your participation in certain programs. To receive an application fee waiver, you will need to provide proof of eligibility through the online application portal.
Eligible programs include:
- Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) attendance
- Bridges to the Doctorate
- Completion of GSU's Center for the Advancement of Students and Alumni's 25 to Thrive Program
- Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program
- Honorably Discharged U.S. Veterans, Active Duty Military, Guard or Reserves
- Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD)
- Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
- Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) U-STAR
- Ph.D. Project: Business Doctoral Programs for Minorities
- Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)
- Research Initiative for Scientific Advancement (RISE)
- Ronald E. McNair Scholars
- Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Conference attendance
You will need to submit academic transcripts from each college and/or university attended regardless of whether or not a degree was conferred.
- Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for an admission decision. If you are extended an offer of admission, you will need to submit official transcripts before the start of courses.
- Documents such as self-printed academic histories, web-based academic evaluations, or anything handwritten are not acceptable for an admission decision.
You will need to submit a Resume/CV and a personal statement.
- The personal statement should summarize your relevant skills and experiences, describe your research and career objectives, address the fit between your goals and the graduate training offered by IBMS and address your view of the goals and benefits of interdisciplinary education in the Biomedical Sciences arena.
You will need to submit a writing sample. This document should be a substantive body of work that exhibits your ability to synthesize ideas, concepts or theories, logically draw conclusions and defend them.
- Please do not submit a document that contains more than 20 pages. One to two pages is preferred.
- Examples of acceptable writing samples include an abstract, a general research paper, a capstone project, a master's thesis, a research proposal, an article review, a lab report, a case study or a term paper.
- An abstract is the preferred document.
You will need to submit at least 3 letters of recommendation with your application. These letters should speak to your ability to be successful in a graduate program. Professional and/or academic letters are required.
- On the "Recommendations" tab, click "Add Recommender."
- Complete the form, and click "Send to Recommender."
- Your recommender will receive an emailed link to complete the electronic recommendation.
Note: Use your recommender's institutional or corporate email address. Submissions from anonymous email addresses (Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo) may be subject to additional review.
GRE scores are not required for admission.
In addition to meeting all other applicable requirements for admission, non-native speakers of English must demonstrate sufficient English-language proficiency. Proof of English proficiency can be demonstrated through one of the following:
- Proof of baccalaureate or graduate degree completion inside (from an accredited institution) or outside the U.S., where English is the official language of academic instruction – see list of countries below
- TOEFL scores (paper or Internet-based)
- IELTS scores
- Completion of a University System of Georgia approved ESL program
The English Proficiency Exemption list can be found here.
Graduate admissions application opens: August 1
Priority application deadline: December 1
Graduate admissions application closes: March 1
Does not admit.
A conferred bachelor's degree is the only requirement for applicants interested in applying for the doctoral program.
Our admissions committee reviews each candidate’s entire application and weighs each piece equally, which we call a holistic review. We don’t eliminate applicants based solely on test scores or GPA. Students with lower GPAs can bolster their application by using their personal statement to explain why they earned the grades they did, including a resume that describes their research experience, submitting a strong writing sample and having stellar recommendation letters.
Since each application undergoes a holistic review, we do not have required minimums.
The average scores for previously accepted doctoral students are as follows:
|Cumulative Undergraduate GPA||3.47|
|Cumulative Graduate GPA||3.69|
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