Fall 2024 entry term

Early Application Deadline: December 1, 2023 - Application fee waiver extended to Dec 15, 2023
Standard Application Deadline: December 15, 2023  
Application Fee (non-refundable): $55.00 

Early submission of all application materials is strongly advised.

  • All required application materials and documents must be received in order for an application to be considered complete and before an admission decision can be made.
  • The program does not accept applications after the published application deadline, however the program will continue to accept application materials up to 2 weeks after the application deadline.

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Application & Admission Contact

Patricia L. Cameron, PhD
Vice Dean, The Graduate School

Julie Cook
Assistant Director for Graduate School Admissions

(706) 721- 9516


Admission Criteria


Recommended minimum overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and, if applicable, a minimum overall graduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on all course work attempted.

Degree Requirement

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university. To be used to satisfy degree requirement, evaluation of foreign educational transcripts must show degree(s) earned that are the U.S. equivalency of degree(s) required by the program.

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended. In the case of transcripts from international colleges/universities, an official course-by-course transcript evaluation will be accepted in lieu of an official transcript. Official electronic transcripts should be emailed from the issuing institution to Augusta University's Office of Graduate Admissions Operations at graduateadmissions@augusta.edu

Alternatively, Augusta University will accept official transcripts in the original, unopened, sealed and stamped/signed envelope mailed from the issuing institution directly to:

Augusta University
Office of Graduate Admissions Operations
Summerville Campus, Benet House
1120 15th Street
Augusta GA 30912

Transcript/Credential Evaluation of Foreign Transcripts

An official, professional course-by-course evaluation based on official transcripts and documents is required for all foreign educational transcripts and documents from one of the following three credentials evaluation services: Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE), Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., or World Education Services (WES). Course-by-course transcript evaluations may also be accepted from a current National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, or NACES, member on a case-by-case basis. Official transcript evaluations based on unofficial transcripts, documents or copies will not fulfill this requirement. 

Specific Ordering Instructions for ECE, Silny and WES:

  • Joseph Silny & Associates: If ordering from Silny, please complete the required PDF ordering form per their webpage. In the Method of Delivery section, please write the following, "Augusta University - Office of Academic Admissions email to graduateadmissions@augusta.edu"

  • World Evaluation Services (WES): If ordering from WES, please select the following, "Augusta University" as the recipient, "Office of Academic Admissions" as the school/division, "Standard Delivery" as the delivery method.

Letters of Recommendation (3)

Recommendations (which include a reference form and letter of recommendation) from three individuals are required. Referees should be individuals qualified to critically assess the applicant's prior academic (college professors), research (research mentor/principal investigators), and/or relevant employment experiences and qualifications (as applicable) as well as the applicant's potential as a graduate student in the biomedical sciences.  One or more letters of recommendation from a research supervisor, or research mentor, documenting laboratory research experience is strongly recommended.  Recommendations must be submitted online.

Within the application, you will provide the names and current email addresses for three individuals you have asked to serve as your recommenders. Once you have completed the recommendation section within the application, each recommender will receive an email notification directing them to the online site where they can complete their recommendation.

Standardized Test Requirements

None are required for this program.

English Proficiency Exam (if applicable)

English proficiency exam scores are required for applicants whose first language is not English and who do not qualify for an English proficiency exam waiver per the criteria listed below. Augusta University will accept official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Test (IELTS) exam scores. Official exam scores must be taken within 2 years of the date of application. The Augusta University institution code for submission of TOEFL or IELTS scores is 5406. Please do not select a department code.

  • TOEFL Minimum Overall Score: 79 internet based or 213 computer-based

  • IELTS Minimum Overall Band Score: 6.5

Please visit the International Applicants webpage for information regarding waiver criteria for the English Proficiency Exam.

Research experience

Research experience is required for admission.  Within the application, you will be asked to provide a personal statement which includes the request for a summary and description of your research experience(s).  Please consult the application for the full personal statement prompt.

Prerequisite coursework

Although no specific science courses are pre-requisites, a strong science course load is recommended.

CV / Resume

Submit a CV or resume listing your educational qualifications, credentials, work experience, research experience and accomplishments. Resumes/CVs must be uploaded to the application portal after application submission.

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