To be considered for admission to the Ph.D. in biomedical sciences program, you must have a B.A. or B.S. or expect to complete the requirements for a degree before enrolling. Your undergraduate degree should be in the biological or physical sciences or a related discipline. The degree must be conferred from a regionally accredited institution.


A science GPA and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher are recommended to be considered for admission. All prerequisite courses must be taken at regionally accredited institutions (or foreign equivalents). No grade lower than a C will be accepted for prerequisite coursework. CLEP credits, AP credits, IB credits and P/F credits will not be considered for prerequisites.


Applicants must supply results of the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Dental Admissions Test (DAT) with their application.


Applicants who are legal permanent residents of the U.S. will be required to provide a copy of their permanent resident card ("green card") prior to admission.
Note: Permanent residency status "pending," is not eligible for admission.


Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents are not eligible for admission to the Ph.D. in Biomedical Science program.  Please review the information for international students.


Please see the technical standards section of the catalog for more information. Further information about accommodations can be found in the Accommodations in Education Policy.


Accepted students are required to complete a criminal background check, which may include a drug screen, through the DMU preferred vendor. Results must be released to DMU prior to matriculation, and the cost of this process will be paid by the student. Students are required to disclose all past or present charges, convictions, dismissals, deferred judgments and expunged records as related to a misdemeanor or felony. They are also obligated to disclose any additional charges and convictions which occur following completion of the initial criminal background check. Admission to the program may be revoked if misrepresentations or omissions from the application are noted in the background check. DMU students are required to complete annual criminal background checks, which may include drug screening, while enrolled at DMU.

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