Admission Requirements for PhD Programs in Biomedical Sciences
BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE MAJORS (PhD)
Application Deadlines (Fall 2020 entry):
Applicants who apply on or before DECEMBER 1, 2019 can receive an application fee waiver. Get your waiver code by emailing email@example.com before applying.
December 15, 2019 Standard Deadline
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.
- Applications and supporting materials received after the program deadline will only be considered on a space-available basis.
Biomedical Science Admission Requirements
(Fall 2020 Entry Term)
A 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. Cumulative
GPA’s are calculated by the Office of Academic Admissions based on the Georgia Board
of Regent’s standards.
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
Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended. Only in the case of transcripts from international
colleges/universities will an official course-by-course transcript evaluation be accepted
in lieu of an official transcript. Official transcripts should be sent to Augusta
University's Office of Academic Admissions.
The Office of Academic Admissions
1120 15th Street, Benet House
Augusta, GA 30912 To remain official, all transcripts must remain in the original, unopened, sealed and stamped/signed envelope from the Registrar's office of the issuing institution. Alternatively, Augusta University will accept official electronic transcripts from the registrar's office at your prior institution. Electronic transcripts should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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: Josef Silny & Associates,
Inc., World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE).
Silny and WES are recommended. Official transcript evaluations based on unofficial
transcripts, documents or copies will not fulfill this requirement.
Transcript/Credential Evaluation of Foreign Transcripts
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 field/program selected.
Letters of Recommendation (3)
Recommendations can be submitted online only. Within the application, you will provide the names and current email addresses for three individuals you have asked to serve as your recommenders. Once your application is submitted, each recommender will receive an email notification directing them to the online site where they can complete their recommendation.
To change a recommender after the application has been submitted, log into your ApplyWeb (collegeNet) account and make updates. Status updates of your recommenders' submissions will be provided to you directly from ApplyWeb (CollegeNet).
A minimum GRE score of 300 total (combined Verbal and Quantitative scores) is required.
All GRE scores must be official and submitted to Augusta University's Office of Academic
Admissions directly from the Education Testing Service (ETS) and must be less than
five years old. The institution code for submission of GRE scores to Augusta University
is 5406. Please do not select a department code.
Test scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within 5 years of the
date of application.
The official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test scores are required
for applicants whose first language is not English. The TOEFL exam must be taken
within 2 years of the date of application. The Augusta University institution code
for submission of TOEFL scores is 5406. Please do not select a department code. The
minimum scores are:
TOEFL Requirements (if applicable)
- 213 computer-based
- 79 internet-based
- 550 paper-based (PBT; prior to October 2017) - No minimum for the revised paper-delivered test (PDT; October 2017 and later)
Research Experience is required for admission. One or more letters of recommendation from a research supervisor or research mentor
documenting laboratory research experience is strongly recommended.
Although no specific science courses are pre-requisites, a strong science course load
Pre-requisite Course Work
Proof of Lawful Presence
In accordance with Board of Regents Policy 4.1.6, all applicants for admission to Augusta University are required to provide validation of lawful presence in the United States. Acceptance to Augusta University is conditional until lawful presence is verified. ALL applicants who are US Citizens must submit documentation that verifies his/her lawful presence in the United States at time of application to the Office of Admissions.
Testing and Disability Services
The Office of Disability Services provides a variety of services and accommodations to meet the needs of disability related concerns in accordance with the Americans with Disability Act – Amended Act (2008), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Board of Regents' policies. Accommodations for students with disabilities are made on an Individual basis. For more information, please email or visit the Testing & Disability Services website.
The program/academic college for which you are applying will review your application and supporting documents. Interviews will be scheduled and considered, as applicable to individual programs. Taken together, the whole of your application should demonstrate substantial preparation for graduate study in the field for which you are seeking admittance.
Upon recommendation of the program/academic college, The Graduate School will review your credentials and applicant profile and make a formal, official decision for your admittance. Official notice of your admission can only come from the Dean of The Graduate School via notification from Augusta University's Office of Academic Admissions.