Admissions (Biomed Sciences)

Biomedical Sciences: Admissions
Application Deadlines
Field Degree Program Fall Spring
Cell & Molecular Biology MS/PhD January 15 No Spring admission
Clinical Research MS May 30 No Spring admission
PhD June 1
Epidemiology PhD January 15 No Spring admission
Developmental & Reproductive Biology MS/PhD March 1 September 1
Tropical Medicine MS/PhD January 15 September 1

Admission Requirements
Click here for link to online application or to download paper application. Applicants need to meet:
1) Graduate Division admissions standard and documentation requirements, and
2) Program specific admissions criteria and documentation requirements (see below). See individual programs for coursework requirements and additional program-specific forms and requirements.

Requirement Cell & Molecular Biology Clinical Research Epidemiology Developmental & Reproductive Biology Tropical Medicine
Statement of Objectives (download form) X X X X X
Letters of Recommendation 3   3 3 2
GRE General Test X   X   X
GRE General Test or MCAT       X  
GRE Subject Test         Biology or Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology
TOEFL Scores 500/173/61 500/173/61 600/250/100 560/220/83 580/237/92
Program-specific application forms CMB Express Form (graduate program, spreadsheet download) Personal Information Update Form,

MSCR/PhDCR Application Form
Graduate Program Application Form (Public Health Sciences)    
Entering Degree BS, BA in biological or physical sciences MD, DDS, PharmD or related professional degree MS in Biostatistics, Epidemiology or equivalent BS, BA BS, BA in Biology or other related field

Additional information pertaining to international applicants is located in the section International Students on the Graduate Division website.

Application Fee
Application fee is $100 for all applicants. No application fee waivers or deferments are granted.
Applicants may pay by credit card, check or money order. Do NOT send cash. Payment by check or money order must be in U.S. dollars, drawn on a U.S. bank, and made payable to the University of Hawai’i. Applicants should include their full name and date of birth on the payment.

Submission of Program Specific Documentation Requirements
Official transcripts and TOEFL and GRE scores should be sent directly to Graduate Division Student Services. All program specific documentation requirements should be sent directly to the graduate program.

Please note that GRE scores may be required by the graduate program (see above) or by the Graduate Division (more info).

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