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M.S. in Biomedical Sciences Admissions

Admissions to the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences is competitive and limited spots are available. 


  • Priority Deadline: March 1
  • Application Deadline: May 31


How to Apply

Application materials must be submitted through the OSU Graduate College.


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Admission Requirements

  • Completed baccalaureate degree
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Completed coursework in the physical and life sciences (e.g., biology and chemistry)
  • Submit three letters of recommendation (LOR) preferably from professors and/or supervisors familiar with your academic ability, work ethic, and skills. One LOR should be from a current faculty who indicates their support. (Applicants only need to provide their recommenders’ email addresses. Recommenders will then be emailed a link from which to upload their letter.)
  • Submit statement of purpose describing your personal career goals and how the master’s degree will support those goals, a brief description of experience or qualifications, and your desired faculty mentor (see requirement details below).
  • Applicants are to identify and contact a potential faculty mentor prior to application submission. This individual should be mentioned in the applicant’s cover letter, which can accompany the statement of purpose. Please attach a letter of support/recommendation from the potential mentor along with your statement of purpose and cover letter (see faculty mentor selection considerations below).

International students for whom English is a second language are required to have earned a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 550 (213 computer based or 79 Internet based).


Transfer Hours 

Please review policy 5.0 in the Graduate College Catalog.


Statement of Qualifications, Goals & Objectives

Upload to your application a one- to two-page, typed, double-spaced essay that addresses the following questions:

  •  What are your career goals?
  • How will the program help you in achieving your goals?
  • Why are you applying to this program?
  • What personal strengths will help you attain your goals?
  • What personal challenges do you face in achieving your goals?


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