Application Requirements

Deadlines Fall
Priority May 15
Standard August 1

Now accepting applications for Fall 2021 

  • Application for admission with a $45 graduate application fee
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, or the evaluated equivalency, with a minimum 3.0 GPA for unconditional admission and a minimum 2.75 GPA for conditional admission.
  • Official transcripts from a college or university reflecting completion of a baccalaureate degree sent to the attention of Graduate Admissions. Additional transcripts may be required for prerequisite or GPA verification.
  • Two recommendations from sources who can address your potential for scholarly and professional success. At least one recommendation should be from a professor or instructor. Family and friends may not complete recommendations.
  • Comprehensive essay of at least 500 words that includes:
    • Purpose for entering the program
    • Experiences that have directed your interest toward biomedical sciences
    • Long-term professional goals
    • Reasons for choosing to study at CBU
  • Current résumé documenting all related professional and extracurricular experiences
  • Prerequisites, completed with a C or better:
    • General Chemistry I & II
    • General Biology I & II or Anatomy and Physiology I & II
    • Organic Chemistry I & II
    • Physics I & II
  • Successful interview with the director of the graduate program in biomedical sciences
  • An applicant whose first language is not English and/or does not have a degree from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction is required to demonstrate language proficiency by submitting a recent test score from Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS).