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Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences Admissions

Learn more about admission requirements, application deadline and transfer hours for the biomedical sciences doctoral program. Application materials must be submitted online through the OSU Graduate College.

Application Deadline

  • January 15


How to Apply

Application materials must be submitted online through the OSU Graduate College.

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  • Completed baccalaureate degree
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • GRE test scores
    • Verbal and quantitative sections: 150 minimum
    • Writing section: 4.0 minimum
  • Completed coursework in:
    • General Biology
    • General Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Physics

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).


Students are encouraged to review our Faculty Research profiles to identify a faculty mentor and laboratory prior to submission of their application.  When selecting a mentor, students should consider the following: What are my needs as a student and researcher? Confirm that your prospective mentor has current interests that complement your own. Ask about your prospective mentor’s ability to provide resources (time, funding, etc.) to support your research.  Consider your prospective mentor’s academic rank, tenure status, current mentoring load, and connections with individuals in the types of jobs you’d like after graduation. What relationship does this faculty member seem to have with the intellectual community of the department, and with graduate students in particular? 


Transfer Hours

Please review policy 5.0 in the Graduate College Catalog.


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