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College of Health Professions

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Cytopathology

College of College of Health Professions

Master of Cytopathology Practice [MCP]

Location: Memphis, TN


Program Overview

Application Deadline:

Fall entry - January 30 [Early deadline]
April 1 (Regular deadline)
July 1 (Late deadline)

Standardized test scores:

Graduate Record Exam [GRE], if GPA is less than 3.0

Recommendations required:

Pre-professional evaluation or two (2) recommendation forms

Prior academic records:

Transcripts are required from all previously attended colleges/universities, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.

Final official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

Degree required:

No

Minimum GPA required:

GPA = 3.00 in prerequisite course work or
GPA = 2.50 overall with satisfactory score on GRE

Prerequisite courses:

 
 

Biology (General) (8 hours*)

 

General Chemistry (8 hours*)

 

Mathematics or Statistics (3 hours)

 

English or Communication (9 hours)

 

Social Science (12 hours): Includes History, Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, and Philosophy

 

Upper-division Biology (15 hours*): Includes Anatomy, Physiology, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, and Histology

 

Electives (30 hours): Recommended courses are Art, Art History, Music Appreciation, Computer Science, and Ethics

Total semester hours

85

Essay:

Please provide a statement describing your career goals and interests in this profession. (Minimum 2-3 pages)

International applicants only:

If Native Tongue is not English, minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the written test, 213/80 on the computer based/Internet based test, is required (TOEFL test code is 1850). Official course-by-course evaluations of all foreign transcripts via World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluation services.

*Science courses must include laboratory.

For additional information, please see the College of Health Professions web site.

For more information on the application/admissions process, please contact the Office of Admissions at: 901-448-5560, toll free 877-843-4461, or uthscadmit@uthsc.edu.

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Health Informatics & Information Management-Certificate

College of Health Professions

Certificate of Health Informatics & Information Management

Location: Memphis, TN


Program Overview

Application Deadline:

Fall Entry – April 1
Spring Entry - October 1

Standardized test scores:

None

Recommendations required:

Completion of the Professional Evaluation Form

Prior academic records:

Transcripts are required from all previously attended colleges/universities, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.

Final official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

Degree required:

Bachelor's degree in a health related discipline

Minimum GPA required:

GPA = 2.00

Essay:

Please provide a statement describing your career goals and interests in this profession. (Minimum 2-3 pages)

International applicants only:

If Native Tongue is not English, minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the written test, 213/80 on the computer based/Internet based test, is required (TOEFL test code is 1850). Official course-by-course evaluations of all foreign transcripts via World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluation services.

For additional information, please see the College of Health Professions web site.

For more information on the application/admissions process, please contact the Office of Admissions at: 901-448-5560, toll free 877-843-4461, or uthscadmit@uthsc.edu.

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Health Informatics & Information Management-Entry Level

College of Health Professions

Master of Health Informatics & Information Management [MHIIM]

Location: Memphis, TN


Program Overview

Application Deadline:

Fall entry - March 1 (Regular deadline)
July 1 (Late deadline)

Standardized test scores:

None

Recommendations required:

Completion of three (3) Pre-professional Evaluation Form

Prior academic records:

Transcripts are required from all previously attended colleges/universities, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.

Final official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

Degree required:

No

Minimum GPA required:

GPA = 2.00

Prerequisite courses:

 
 

Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II (8 hours)*

 

Principles of Management (3 hours)

 

Personnel Administration/Human Resources (3 hours)

 

English Composition and Literature (12 hours)

 

Social Science (6 hours)

 

Statistics (3 hours)

 

Medical Terminology ( 3 hours)

 

Management Information Systems (3 hours)

 

Systems Analysis and Design (3 hours)

 

Database Management (3 hours)

 

Electives (45 hours)

Total semester hours

92

Essay:

Please provide a statement describing your career goals and interests in this profession. (Minimum 2-3 pages)

International applicants only:

If Native Tongue not English minimum TOEFL score required (TOEFL test code is 1850). Official course-by-course evaluations of all foreign transcripts via World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluation services.

*Science courses must include laboratory.

Proof of one year of American history at the high school or college level is a requirement for graduation from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

For additional information, please see the College of Health Professions web site.

For more information on the application/admissions process, please contact the Office of Admissions at: 901-448-5560, toll free 877-843-4461, or uthscadmit@uthsc.edu.

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Health Informatics & Information Management-Post Graduate

College of Health Professions

Master of Health Informatics & Information Management [MHIIM]

Location: Memphis, TN


Program Overview

Application Deadline:

Fall entry - April 1
Spring entry - October 1

Standardized test scores:

None

Recommendations required:

Three (3) recommendation forms

Prior academic records:

Transcripts are required from all previously attended colleges/universities, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.

Final official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

Degree required:

Bachelor's degree in a health related discipline

Minimum GPA required:

GPA = 3.00

Essay:

Please provide a statement describing your career goals and interests in this profession. (Minimum 2-3 pages)

International applicants only:

If Native Tongue not English minimum TOEFL score required (TOEFL test code is 1850). Official course-by-course evaluations of all foreign transcripts via World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluation services.

For additional information, please see the College of Health Professions web site.

For more information on the application/admissions process, please contact the Office of Admissions at: 901-448-5560, toll free 877-843-4461, or uthscadmit@uthsc.edu.

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Clinical Laboratory Science

College of Health Professions

Master of Science in Clinical Laboratory Sciences [MSCLS]

Location: Memphis, TN


Program Overview

Application Deadline:

Fall entry - December 1 [Early deadline]
April 1 (Regular deadline)
July 1 (Late deadline)

Standardized test scores:

Graduate Record Exam [GRE]

Prior academic records:

Transcripts are required from all previously attended colleges/universities, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.

Final official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

Degree required:

Bachelor of Science

Minimum GPA required:

3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Essay:

Please provide a statement describing your career goals and interests in this profession. (Minimum 2-3 pages)

International applicants only:

If Native Tongue is not English, minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the written test, 213/80 on the computer based/Internet based test, is required (TOEFL test code is 1850). Official course-by-course evaluations of all foreign transcripts via World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluation services.

*Science courses must include laboratory.

Proof of one year of American history at the high school or college level is a requirement for graduation from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

For additional information, please see the College of Health Professions web site.

For more information on the application/admissions process, please contact the Office of Admissions at: 901-448-5560, toll free 877-843-4461, or uthscadmit@uthsc.edu.

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Medical Laboratory Science

College of Health Professions

Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science [BSMLS]

Location: Memphis, TN


Program Overview

Application Deadline:

Fall entry - December 1 [Early deadline]
April 1 (Regular deadline)
June 15 (Late deadline)

Standardized test scores:

None

Recommendations required:

Three (3) recommendation forms

Prior academic records:

Transcripts are required from all previously attended colleges/universities, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.

Final official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

Degree required:

No

Minimum GPA required:

Contact College of Health Professions

Prerequisite courses:

 
 

English Composition (3 hours)

 

Humanities (3 hours)

 

General Chemistry (8 hours)*

 

Organic Chemistry (8 hours)*

 

Biology (General or Zoology) (8 hours)*

 

Human Physiology or combination of Anatomy and Physiology (4 hours)

 

Basic Microbiology (4 hours)

 

Social Science (3 hours)

 

College Algebra or Statistics (3 hours)

 

Electives (17 hours)

Total semester hours

61

Essay:

Please provide a statement describing your career goals and interests in this profession. (Minimum 2-3 pages)

International applicants only:

If Native Tongue not English minimum TOEFL score required (TOEFL test code is 1850). Official course-by-course evaluations of all foreign transcripts via World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluation services.

*Science courses must include laboratory.

Proof of one year of American history at the high school or college level is a requirement for graduation from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

For additional information, please see the College of Health Professions web site.

For more information on the application/admissions process, please contact the Office of Admissions at: 901-448-5560, toll free 877-843-4461, or uthscadmit@uthsc.edu.

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Medical Laboratory Science
Online Program (MLT to BSMLS)

College of Health Professions

Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science [BSMLS]

Location: Memphis, TN


Program Overview

Application Deadline:

Fall entry - April 1 [Regular deadline]

Standardized test scores:

None

Recommendations required:

Three (3) recommendation forms

Prior academic records:

Transcripts are required from all previously attended colleges/universities, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.

Final official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

Degree required:

Graduation from a NAACLS accredited MLT program with an Associate of Science Degree or an Associate of Applied Science Degree.

Minimum GPA required:

GPA = 2.50

Sufficient college level course work to total a minimum of 84 semester hours with a "C" or higher in MLT and prerequisite courses.

Among the 84 semester hours, coursework must include:

 
 

College Algebra or Statistics (3 hours)

 

English Composition (3 hours)

 

General Biology (8 hours)

 

General Chemistry (8 hours)*

 

Human Physiology or combination of Anatomy and Physiology (4 hours)*

 

Humanities (3 hours)

 

Microbiology (4 hours)*

 

Organic Chemistry I (4 hours)*

 

Organic Chemistry II (4 hours)*

 

Social Sciences (3 hours)

 

Electives and MLT course work (40 hours)

Total semester hours

84

Essay:

Please provide a statement describing your career goals and interests in this profession. (Minimum 2-3 pages)

International applicants only:

If Native Tongue not English minimum TOEFL score required (TOEFL test code is 1850). Official course-by- course evaluations of all foreign transcripts via World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluation services.

*Science courses must include laboratory.

Proof of one year of American history at the high school or college level is a requirement for graduation from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

The University of Tennessee requires successful completion of 120 semester hours to receive a B.S. degree. This requirement will be met by completing an additional 36 hours of Medical Laboratory Science courses through the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Students will graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Science.

Graduates will be eligible to take the ASCP Board of Certification Examination and apply for a license in the state of Tennessee as a Medical Technologist. If you plan to work in any of Tennessee's licensed clinical laboratories, medical technologists must hold a state license in order to be employed.

The above courses are REQUIRED by the Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board* to be licensed as a Medical Technologist. These courses also meet the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science, and the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification requirements.

For additional information, please see the College of Health Professions web site.

For more information on the application/admissions process, please contact the Office of Admissions at: 901-448-5560, toll free 877-843-4461, or uthscadmit@uthsc.edu.

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Occupational Therapy

College of Health Professions

Master of Occupational Therapy [MOT]

Location: Memphis, TN


Program Overview

Application Deadline:

Spring entry - March 1

Standardized test scores:

Graduate Record Exam [GRE] with a 3.5 on the analytical writing score.

Recommendations required:

Three (3) letters of recommendation are a part of the OTCAS application

Prior academic records:

All transcripts submitted to OTCAS

If admitted, final official transcripts are required to be submitted to the Office of Admissions

Degree required:

No

Minimum GPA required:

GPA = 3.00

Essay:

The essay is a part of the OTCAS application

Prerequisite courses:

 
 

General Biology (or Zoology) ( 8 hours)

 

Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II (8 hours)*

 

General Chemistry I  (4 hours)*

 

 Kinesiology (3 hours)*

 

English Composition (6 hours)

 

Oral Communication (3 hours)

 

Psychology, which includes Genera, Lifespan**, and Abnormal (9 hours)

 

Social Science***, which includes General Sociology and Anthropology (6 hours)

 

Humanities (9 hours)****

 

Statistics (3 hours)

 

Medical Terminology (1 hour)

 

Electives (30 hours)*****

Total semester hours

90 hours

International applicants only:

If Native Tongue not English minimum TOEFL score required (TOEFL test code is 1850). Official course-by-course evaluations of all foreign transcripts via World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluation services.

* Human Anatomy and Physiology must include laboratory experiences.

** Course content MUST cover conception to death. Two courses may be required if taken in the psychology department. If one lifespan course is offered in another department, submit a copy of the course syllabus with admission application to request substitution.

***Recommended courses to complete the required semester hours include political
science, government, and economics.

****Recommended courses to complete the nine semester hours include logic or reasoning
(preferred), foreign language, philosophy, ethics, literature, and/or fine arts.

*****Recommended courses include: computer/technology skills, kinesiology, education,
technical or critical writing, fine and performing arts, language and communication
systems, philosophy, and industrial arts or activity-based courses (e.g., woodworking,
ceramics, photography).

For additional information, please see the College of Health Professions web site.

To apply to the College of Health Professions, Occupational Therapy program, please visit https://portal.otcas.org/ to begin your application process.

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Physical Therapy*

College of Health Professions

Master of Science in Physical Therapy [MSPT]

Location: Memphis, TN


Program Overview

Application Deadline:

Fall entry – Contact the College of Health Professions
Spring entry –
Contact the College of Health Professions

Recommendations required:

Two (2) recommendation forms from clinical colleagues (one of whom is a supervisor)

Prior academic records:

Transcripts are required from all previously attended colleges/universities, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.

Final official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

Degree required:

Bachelor's degree in physical therapy

Minimum GPA required:

GPA = 3.00

License:

Current PT License

Essay:

In an essay of no more than 500 words [minimum 2-3 pages]

Work experience:

Proof of a minimum of three months in clinical practice as physical therapist

International applicants only:

If Native Tongue not English minimum TOEFL score required (TOEFL test code is 1850). Official course-by-course evaluations of all foreign transcripts via World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluation services.

*NOTE: Applications not currently being accepted for this program

For additional information, including questions pertaining to a portfolio submission, please see the College of Health Professions website.

For more information on the application/admissions process, please contact the Office of Admissions at: 901-448-5560, toll free 877-843-4461, or uthscadmit@uthsc.edu.

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Physical Therapy

College of Health Professions

Doctor of Physical Therapy [DPT]

Location: Memphis, TN


Program Overview

Application Deadline:

Fall entry - October 1 [Early deadline]
January 15 [Regular deadline]

Standardized test scores:

Graduate Record Exam [GRE]

Recommendations required:

One (1) completed pre-professional evaluation on the PTCAS site from either an applicant's basic science professor OR the applicant's academic advisor

Prior academic records:

All transcripts submitted to PTCAS

If admitted, final official transcripts are required to be submitted to the Office of Admissions

Degree required:

Bachelor's degree

Minimum GPA required:

GPA = 3.00

Prerequisite courses:

 
 

Biological Sciences (8 hours)*: must include laboratory experiences

 

Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II (8 hours)*

 

General Chemistry (8 hours)*

 

General Physics (8 hours)*

 

Mathematics (3 hours)

 

Statistics (3 hours)**

 

General Psychology (6 hours): must include Psychology I & II, or combination of General Psychology I, Human Growth and Development or Abnormal Psychology

Total semester hours

44

Essay:

The essay is a part of the PTCAS application

International applicants only:

If Native Tongue is not English, minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the written test, 213/80 on the computer based/Internet based test, is required (TOEFL test code is 1850). Official course-by-course evaluations of all foreign transcripts via World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluation services.

*Science courses must include laboratory

**Could include Biomedical statistics, education statistics, psychology statistics

For additional information, please see the College of Health Professions web site.

To apply to the College of Health Professions, Physical Therapy program, please visit http://www.ptcas.org to begin your application process.

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Physical Therapy*

College of Health Professions

Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy [ScDPT]

Location: Memphis, TN


Program Overview

Application Deadline:

Early: - Contact the College of Health Professions
Regular: - Contact the College of Health Professions

Recommendations required:

Two (2) recommendation forms from clinical colleagues (one of whom is a supervisor)

Prior academic records:

Transcripts are required from all previously attended colleges/universities, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.

Final official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

Degree required:

Bachelor's degree in physical therapy

Minimum GPA required:

GPA = 3.00

License:

Current PT License

Essay:

In an essay of no more than 500 words [minimum 2-3 pages]

Work experience:

Proof of a minimum of three months in clinical practice as physical therapist

International applicants only:

If Native Tongue not English minimum TOEFL score required (TOEFL test code is 1850). Official course-by-course evaluations of all foreign transcripts via World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluation services.

*NOTE: Applications not currently being accepted for this program.

For additional information, including questions pertaining to a portfolio submission, please see the College of Health Professions website.

To apply to the College of Health Professions, Physical Therapy program, please visit http://www.ptcas.org to begin your application process.

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Physical Therapy- Transitional*

College of Health Professions

Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy [tDPT]

Location: Memphis, TN


Program Overview

Application Deadline:

Early: - Contact the College of Health Professions
Regular: - Contact the College of Health Professions

Recommendations required:

Two (2) recommendation forms from clinical colleagues (one of whom is a supervisor)

Prior academic records:

Transcripts are required from all previously attended colleges/universities, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.

Final official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

Degree required:

Bachelor's degree in physical therapy

Minimum GPA required:

GPA = 3.00

License:

Current PT License

Essay:

In an essay of no more than 500 words [minimum 2-3 pages]

Work experience:

Proof of a minimum of three months in clinical practice as physical therapist

International applicants only:

If Native Tongue not English minimum TOEFL score required (TOEFL test code is 1850). Official course-by-course evaluations of all foreign transcripts via World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluation services.

*NOTE: Applications not currently being accepted for this program

For additional information, including questions pertaining to a portfolio submission, please see the College of Health Professions website.

To apply to the College of Health Professions, Physical Therapy program, please visit http://www.ptcas.org to begin your application process.

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Physician Assistant

College of Health Professions

Master of Medical Science – Physician Assistant [MMS-PA]

Location: Memphis, TN


Program Overview

Application Deadline:

Spring entry – September 1 (Regular Deadline)

Standardized test scores:

Graduate Record Exam [GRE]

Recommendations required:

Three (3) letters of recommendation are a part of the CASPA application

Prior academic records:

All transcripts submitted to CASPA.

If admitted, final official transcripts are required to be submitted to the Office of Admissions.

Degree required:

Bachelor's Degree

Minimum GPA required:

GPA = 2.75 cumulative in all prerequisite science courses
GPA = 2.75 overall

Prerequisite courses:

 

 

Biology (General) (8 hours*)

 

General Chemistry (8 hours*)

 

Mathematics or Bio-Statistics (3 hours)

 

Anatomy and Physiology (8 hours*)

 

General Psychology/Sociology/Anthropology (3 hours)

 

Medical Terminology (1 hour)

 

Microbiology (3 hours)

Total semester hours:

34

Essay:

Essay is a part of the CASPA application

International applicants only:


If Native Tongue is not English, minimum TOEFL score of 20 on the written test, an minimum overall score of 87, a minimum score of 21 in reading, 26 in speaking, and 20 in listening (TOEFL test code is 1850).
Official course-by-course evaluations of all foreign transcripts via World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluation services.

*NOTE: Applications not currently being accepted for this program

For additional information, including questions pertaining to a portfolio submission, please see the College of Health Professions website.

To apply to the College of Health Professions, Physical Therapy program, please visit http://www.ptcas.org to begin your application process.

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Audiology

College of Health Professions

Master of Science in Audiology [MSAuD]*

Doctorate in Audiology [AuD]

Location: Knoxville, TN


Program Overview

Application Deadline:

Fall entry - January 1

Standardized test scores:

Graduate Record Exam [GRE]

Recommendations required:

Three (3) letters of recommendation are a part of the CSDCAS application

Prior academic records:

All transcripts submitted to CSDCAS
If admitted, final official transcripts are required to be submitted to the Office of Admissions

Degree required:

Bachelor's degree

Minimum GPA required:

3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Essay:

Essay is part of the CSDCAS application

International applicants only:

If Native Tongue is not English, minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the written test, 213/80 on the computer based/Internet based test, is required (TOEFL test code is 1850). Official course-by-course evaluations of all foreign transcripts via World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluation services.

For additional information, please see the College of Health Professions web site.

In order to apply for the Au.D. program, prospective applicants should go to https://portal.csdcas.org.

* The information above pertain to entry to the Doctorate in Audiology. Graduate study leading to the MS with a major in audiology is only available to those students accepted to and enrolled in the AuD program. This degree is awarded to students who desire a master’s degree as part of their progress toward a doctorate. A student must be in good standing within the AuD program and must have completed a minimum of 42 credits of academic coursework at the 500 or 600 levels (not including ASP 512 Clinical Practice in Audiology or 515 Practicum in Aural Rehabilitation) and must pass a qualifying examination or equivalent.

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Audiology and Speech Language Pathology

College of Health Professions

Bachelor of Science in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology [BS]

Location: Knoxville, TN


Program Overview

Application Deadline:

See Department of Au

Standardized test scores:

None

Recommendations required:

None

Prior academic records::

Submit official transcripts to Advisor within the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology

If admitted, final official transcripts are required to be submitted to the Office of Admission

Degree required:

No Degree Required

Conditional admission: At least 60 credit hours completed

Full admission: Completion of 90 hours, including ASP 300: Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders

Minimum GPA required:

3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Essay:

None

International applicants only:

If Native Tongue is not English, minimum TOEFL score required (TOEFL test code is 1850). Official course-by-course evaluations of all foreign transcripts via World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluation services.

This is a joint degree with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. For additional information, please see the College of Health Professions web site.

In order to apply for the Bachelor of Science in Audiology program, prospective applicants should go to http://uthsc.edu/health-professions/asp/undergraduate/.

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Speech-Language Pathology

College of Health Professions

Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology [MSSLP]

Location: Knoxville, TN


Program Overview

Application Deadline:

Fall entry - January 1

Standardized test scores:

Graduate Record Exam [GRE]

Recommendations required:

Three (3) letters of recommendation are a part of the CSDCAS application

Prior academic records:

All transcripts submitted to CSDCAS

If admitted, final official transcripts are required to be submitted to the Office of Admissions

Degree required:

Bachelor's degree

Minimum GPA required:

3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Essay:

Essay is part of the CSDCAS application

International applicants only:

If Native Tongue not English minimum TOEFL score required (TOEFL test code is 1850). Official course-by-course evaluations of all foreign transcripts via World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluation services.

For additional information, please see the College of Health Professions web site.

In order to apply for the master's degree program in Speech-Language Pathology, prospective applicants should go to portal.csdcas.org.

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College of Dentistry

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Dental Hygiene

College of Dentistry

Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene [BSDH]

Location: Memphis, TN


Program Overview

Application Deadline:

Fall entry - Applications and all documents must be submitted to ADEA DHCAS by February 15.

Standardized test scores:

None

Recommendations required:

Two (2) letters of recommendation are to be submitted to ADEA DHCAS.

Prior academic records:

Transcripts are required from all previously attended colleges/universities, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. (Due Feb. 15 to be submitted to ADEA DHCAS)

Final official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

Degree required:

No

Minimum GPA required:

GPA = 2.5 (at least 3.0 in prerequisite courses to be competitive)

Prerequisite courses:

 
 

Biology (General or Zoology) (4 hours*)

 

Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II (8 hours*)

 

General Chemistry (8 hours*)

 

Microbiology (4 hours*)

 

English (9 hours)… includes Composition I & II and any Literature

 

Psychology (3 hours)

 

Sociology (3 hours)

 

Additonal Social Science (6 hours)… may include any combination of Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, and Philosophy

 

Speech (3 hours)

 

Nutrition (3 hours)

 

Electives (7 hours)

Total semester hours

58

Essay:

This will be a part of the ADEA DHCAS application.

International applicants only:

If Native Tongue not English, a minimum TOEFL score of 550 is required (TOEFL test code is 1850). Official course-by-course evaluations of all foreign transcripts via World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluation services.

*Science courses must include laboratory.

Proof of one year of American history at the high school or college level is a requirement for graduation from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

For additional information, please see the College of Dentistry web site.

For more information on the application/admissions process, please contact the Office of Admissions at: 901-448-5560, toll free 877-843-4461, or uthscadmit@uthsc.edu.

The Department of Dental Hygiene at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will participate in the ADEA Dental Hygiene Centralized Application Service, known as DHCAS, beginning in August 2013. Applicants applying to the entry-level or graduate degree Dental Hygiene program for the 2013 entering class will apply online using the DHCAS application. To learn more about the DHCAS application process, visit adea.org. external link icon

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Dental Hygiene

College of Dentistry

Master of Dental Hygiene [MDH]

Location: Memphis, TN


Program Overview

Application Deadline:

Fall entry - June 15
Spring entry - November 15

Standardized test scores:

None

Recommendations required:

Three (3) letters of recommendation are to be submitted to ADEA DHCAS.

Prior academic records:

Transcripts are required from all previously attended colleges/universities, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.

Final official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

Degree required:

Bachelor's degree

Minimum GPA required:

GPA = 3.0 from AS, AAS, or BS degree CODA accredited DH educational program and if the applicant does not have a BS in DH, the applicant must hold a BS in a DH related field having earned a 3.0 GPA. The college or university must be accredited by SACS or the respective regionally accredited body recognized by the U.S. DOE.

Prerequisite courses:

 
 

Biology (General or Zoology) (4 hours*)

 

Biology (Human Anatomy and Physiology) (8 hours*)

 

General Chemistry (8 hours*)

 

Microbiology (4 hours*)

 

English (9 hours)… includes Literature

 

Social Science (6 hours)… includes Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, and Philosophy

 

Psychology (3 hours)

 

Sociology (3 hours)

 

Speech (3 hours)

 

Nutrition (3 hours)

 

Electives (10 hours)

Total semester hours

61

Essay:

Graduate Program Director will send an outline for the essay. Please email nwillia1@uthsc.edu or sconkli2@uthsc.edu

Licensure:

Copy of Current Dental Hygiene License

International applicants only:

If Native Tongue not English minimum TOEFL score required (TOEFL test code is 1850). Official course-by-course evaluations of all foreign transcripts via World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluation services.

For additional information, please see the College of Dentistry web site.

For more information on the application/admissions process, please contact the Office of Admissions at: 901-448-5560, toll free 877-843-4461, or uthscadmit@uthsc.edu.

The Department of Dental Hygiene at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will participate in the ADEA Dental Hygiene Centralized Application Service, known as DHCAS, beginning in August 2013. Applicants applying to the entry-level or graduate degree Dental Hygiene program for the 2013 entering class will apply online using the DHCAS application. To learn more about the DHCAS application process, visit adea.org. external link icon

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Dentistry

College of Dentistry

Doctor of Dental Surgery [DDS]

Location: Memphis, TN


Program Overview

Application Deadline:

Fall entry - September 30

Standardized test scores:

Dental Admissions Test [DAT]

Recommendations:

Three (3) letters of recommendation are a part of the AADSAS application, but not required

Prior academic records upon request ONLY

All transcripts submitted to AADSAS

If admitted, final official transcripts are required to be submitted to the Office of Admissions

Degree required:

Yes

Minimum GPA required:

GPA = 2.75

Prerequisite courses:

 
 

English Composition (6 hours)

 

Biology (General) (8 hours*)

 

General Chemistry (8 hours*)

 

Organic Chemistry I & II (8 hours)*

 

Physics (8 hours)

 

Biochemistry (3 hours)

Other Biology:

You must take one of the following:

 

Histology ( 4 hours)

 

Microbiology (4 hours)

 

Comparative Anatomy (4 hours)

Total number of semester hours required:

97

International applicants only:

If Native Tongue not English minimum TOEFL score required (TOEFL test code is 1850). Official course-by-course evaluations of all foreign transcripts via World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluation services.

*Science courses must include laboratory.

For additional information, please see the College of Dentistry web site.

To apply to the College of Dentistry, please visit portal.aadsasweb.org/ to begin your application process.

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College of Graduate Health Sciences

admissions

Biomedical Engineering & Imaging

College of Graduate Health Sciences

Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering [MS], Doctor of Philosophy [PhD]

Location: Memphis, TN


Program Overview

Application Deadline:

Fall entry - May 15

Standardized test scores:

Graduate Record Exam [GRE]

Recommendations required:

Three (3) letters of recommendation

Prior academic records:

As part of the review process, official transcripts are required from all previously attended colleges/universities, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.

Final official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

Degree required:

Bachelor's degree

Minimum GPA required:

GPA = 3.00

Essay:

Please provide a statement describing your career goals and interests in graduate study. (Min: 2-3 pages)

International applicants only:

If Native Tongue not English minimum TOEFL score required (a score of at least 213/79 on the computer-based/Internet-based TOEFL). Official course-by-course evaluations of all foreign transcripts via World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluation services. (Test Code: 1850)

For additional information, please see the College of Graduate Health Sciences web site.

For more information on the application/admissions process, please contact the Office of Admissions at: 901-448-5560, toll free 877-843-4461, or uthscadmit@uthsc.edu.

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Biomedical Sciences

College of Graduate Health Sciences

Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences [MS]

Doctor of Philosophy [PhD]

Location: Memphis, TN


Program Overview

Application Deadline:

Fall entry - January 15 [Early deadline]
March 1 [Regular deadline]

Standardized test scores:

Graduate Record Exam [GRE]

Recommendations required:

Three (3) letters of recommendation

Prior academic records:

As part of the review process, official transcripts are required from all previously attended colleges/universities, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.

Final official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

Degree required:

Bachelor's degree

Minimum GPA required:

GPA = 3.00

Essay:

Please provide a statement describing your career goals and interests in graduate study. (Min: 2-3 pages)

International applicants only:

If Native Tongue not English minimum TOEFL score required (a score of at least 213/79 on the computer-based/Internet-based TOEFL). Official course-by-course evaluations of all foreign transcripts via World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluation services. (Test Code: 1850)

For additional information, please see the College of Graduate Health Sciences web site.

For more information on the application/admissions process, please contact the Office of Admissions at: 901-448-5560, toll free 877-843-4461, or uthscadmit@uthsc.edu.

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Dental Science

College of Graduate Health Sciences

Master of Dental Science [MDS]

Location: Memphis, TN


Program Overview

Application Deadline:

Fall entry - April 15

Standardized test scores:

Graduate Record Exam [GRE]; A minimum combined score of 1,000 (old scale) or 300 (new scale) is required on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE.

Recommendations required:

Three (3) recommendations for BSDH; Three (3) recommendations for MDH;

Prior academic records:

As part of the review process, official transcripts are required from all previously attended colleges/universities, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.

Final official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

Degree required:

Bachelor's degree

Minimum GPA required:

GPA = 3.00 in dental hygiene course work

Essay:

Please provide a statement describing your career goals and interests in graduate study. (Min: 2-3 pages)

Licensure:

Copy of Dental Hygiene License for MDH

International applicants only:

If Native Tongue not English minimum TOEFL score required (a score of at least 213/79 on the computer-based/Internet-based TOEFL). Official course-by-course evaluations of all foreign transcripts via World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluation services. (Test Code: 1850)

For additional information, please see the College of Graduate Health Sciences web site.

For more information on the application/admissions process, please contact the Office of Admissions at: 901-448-5560, toll free 877-843-4461, or uthscadmit@uthsc.edu.

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Epidemiology

College of Graduate Health Sciences

Master of Science in Epidemiology [MS]

Location: Memphis, TN


Program Overview

Application Deadline:

Fall entry - April 15

Standardized test scores:

Graduate Record Exam [GRE]; A minimum combined score of 1,000 (old scale) or 300 (new scale) is required on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE

Recommendations required:

Three (3) letters of recommendation

Prior academic records:

As part of the review process, official transcripts are required from all previously attended colleges/universities, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.

Final official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

Degree required:

Bachelor's degree

Minimum GPA required:

GPA = 3.00

Essay:

Please provide a statement describing your career goals and interests in graduate study. (Min: 2-3 pages)

International applicants only:

If Native Tongue not English minimum TOEFL score required (a score of at least 213/79 on the computer-based/Internet-based TOEFL). Official course-by-course evaluations of all foreign transcripts via World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluation services. (Test Code: 1850)

For additional information, please see the College of Graduate Health Sciences web site.

For more information on the application/admissions process, please contact the Office of Admissions at: 901-448-5560, toll free 877-843-4461, or uthscadmit@uthsc.edu.

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Health Outcomes & Policy Research

College of Graduate Health Sciences

Master of Science in Health Outcomes & Policy Research [MS]*

Doctor of Philosophy [PhD]

Location: Memphis, TN


Program Overview

Application Deadline:

Fall entry - March 15

Standardized test scores:

Graduate Record Exam [GRE]; A minimum combined score of 1,000 (old scale) or 300 (new scale) is required on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE.

Recommendations required:

Three (3) letters of recommendation

Prior academic records:

As part of the review process, official transcripts are required from all previously attended colleges/universities, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.

Final official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

Degree required:

Bachelor's degree

Minimum GPA required:

GPA = 3.00

Essay:

Please provide a statement describing your career goals and interests in graduate study. (Min: 2-3 pages)

International applicants only:

If Native Tongue not English minimum TOEFL score required (a score of at least 213/79 on the computer-based/Internet-based TOEFL). Official course-by-course evaluations of all foreign transcripts via World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluation services. (Test Code: 1850)

* Graduate study leading to the Master of Science (MS) in Health Outcomes and Policy Research is only available to students accepted to and enrolled in the PhD in Health Outcomes and Policy Research program. A student who has satisfactorily completed a minimum of 30 credit hours may choose not to finish the additional coursework and research required for a PhD and instead choose to graduate with an MS degree. This option requires approval by the mentor, faculty committee, and track director.

Notification of the College with a request for admission to MS degree candidacy must occur no later than the second month of the term in which the student intends to graduate. Completion of the MS degree requires full-time registration and both an oral and written analysis of the work completed.

For additional information, please see the College of Graduate Health Sciences web site.

For more information on the application/admissions process, please contact the Office of Admissions at: 901-448-5560, toll free 877-843-4461, or uthscadmit@uthsc.edu.

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Nursing

College of Graduate Health Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy [PhD]

Location: Memphis, TN


Program Overview

Application Deadline:

Fall entry - February 1

Standardized test scores:

Graduate Record Exam [GRE]; A minimum combined score of 1,000 (old scale) or 300 (new scale) is required on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE.

Recommendations required:

Three (3) letters of recommendation

Prior academic records:

As part of the review process, official transcripts are required from all previously attended colleges/universities, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.

Final official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

Degree required:

Bachelor's degree

Minimum GPA required:

GPA = 3.00

Essay:

Please provide a statement describing your career goals and interests in graduate study.

Licensure:

RN License

International applicants only:

If Native Tongue not English minimum TOEFL score required (a score of at least 213/79 on the computer-based/Internet-based TOEFL). Official course-by-course evaluations of all foreign transcripts via World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluation services. (Test Code: 1850)

For additional information, please see the College of Graduate Health Sciences web site.

For more information on the application/admissions process, please contact the Office of Admissions at: 901-448-5560, toll free 877-843-4461, or uthscadmit@uthsc.edu.

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Pharmaceutical Sciences

College of Graduate Health Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy [PhD]

Location: Memphis, TN


Program Overview

Application Deadline:

Fall entry - March 15

Standardized test scores:

Graduate Record Exam [GRE]; A minimum combined score of 1,000 (old scale) or 300 (new scale) is required on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE, with a minimum analytical writing score of 3.5.

Recommendations required:

Three (3) letters of recommendation

Prior academic records:

As part of the review process, official transcripts are required from all previously attended colleges/universities, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.

Final official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

Degree required:

Bachelor's degree

Minimum GPA required:

GPA = 3.00

Essay:

Please provide a statement describing your career goals and interests in graduate study. (Min: 2-3 pages)

International applicants only:

If Native Tongue not English minimum TOEFL score required (a score of at least 213/79 on the computer-based/Internet-based TOEFL). Official course-by-course evaluations of all foreign transcripts via World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluation services. (Test Code: 1850)

*Graduate study leading to the Master of Science (MS) in Pharmaceutical Sciences is only available to students accepted to and enrolled in the PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences program. A student who has satisfactorily completed a minimum of 30 credit hours may choose not to finish the additional coursework and research required for a PhD and instead choose to graduate with an MS degree. This option requires approval by the mentor, faculty committee, and program director. Notification of the College with a request for admission to MS degree candidacy must occur no later than the second month of the term in which the student intends to graduate. Completion of the MS degree requires full-time registration and both an oral and written analysis of the work completed.

For additional information, please see the College of Graduate Health Sciences web site.

For more information on the application/admissions process, please contact the Office of Admissions at: 901-448-5560, toll free 877-843-4461, or uthscadmit@uthsc.edu.

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Pharmacology

College of Graduate Health Sciences

Master of Science in Pharmacology [MS]

Location: Memphis, TN


Program Overview

Application Deadline:

Fall entry - June 1

Standardized test scores:

Graduate Record Exam [GRE]; A minimum combined score of 1,000 (old scale) or 300 (new scale) is required on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE or Medical College Admissions Test [MCAT].

Recommendations required:

Three (3) letters of recommendation

Prior academic records:

As part of the review process, official transcripts are required from all previously attended colleges/universities, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.

Final official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

Degree required:

Bachelor's degree

Minimum GPA required:

GPA = 3.00

Essay:

Please provide a statement describing your career goals and interests in graduate study. (Min: 2-3 pages)

International applicants only:

If Native Tongue not English minimum TOEFL score required (a score of at least 213/79 on the computer-based/Internet-based TOEFL). Official course-by-course evaluations of all foreign transcripts via World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluation services. (Test Code: 1850)

For additional information, please see the College of Graduate Health Sciences web site.

For more information on the application/admissions process, please contact the Office of Admissions at: 901-448-5560, toll free 877-843-4461, or uthscadmit@uthsc.edu.

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Certificate in Clinical Research

College of Graduate Health Sciences

Certificate in Clinical Research

Location: Memphis, TN


Program Overview

Application Deadline:

May 16

Standardized test scores:

No scores required

Recommendations required:

Two (2) letters of recommendation

Prior academic records:

As part of the review process, official transcripts are required from all previously attended colleges/universities, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.
Final official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

Degree required:

Bachelor's degree

Minimum GPA required:

3.0 or above

Essay:

Please provide a statement describing your career goals and interests in graduate study. (Min: 2-3 pages)

International applicants only:

If Native Tongue not English minimum TOEFL score required (a score of at least 213/79 on the computer-based/Internet-based TOEFL). Official course-by-course evaluations of all foreign transcripts via World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluation services. (Test Code: 1850).

For additional information, please see the College of Graduate Health Sciences web site.

For more information on the application/admissions process, please contact the Office of Admissions at: 901-448-5560, toll free 877-843-4461, or uthscadmit@uthsc.edu.

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Speech & Hearing Science

College of Graduate Health Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy [PhD]

Location: Knoxville, TN


Program Overview

Application Deadline:

Fall - February 1

Standardized test scores:

Graduate Record Exam [GRE]; A minimum combined score of 1,000 (old scale) or 300 (new scale) is required on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE.

Recommendations required:

Three (3) letters of recommendation

Prior academic records:

As part of the review process, official transcripts are required from all previously attended colleges/universities, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.

Final official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

Degree required:

Bachelor's degree

Minimum GPA required:

GPA = 3.00

Essay*:

Please provide a statement describing your career goals and interests in graduate study. (Min: 2-3 pages)

International applicants only:

If Native Tongue not English minimum TOEFL score required (a score of at least 213/79 on the computer-based/Internet-based TOEFL). Official course-by-course evaluations of all foreign transcripts via World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluation services. (Test Code: 1850).

*Include with your essay, the name of the faculty member you have identified as a potential mentor. It is strongly recommended that you contact the faculty member in your area of interest prior to making application.

For additional information, please see the College of Graduate Health Sciences web site.

For more information on the application/admissions process, please contact the Office of Admissions at: 901-448-5560, toll free 877-843-4461, or uthscadmit@uthsc.edu.

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College of Medicine

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Medicine

College of Medicine

Doctor of Medicine [MD]

Location: Memphis, TN


Program Overview

Application Deadline:

Fall entry - November 15

Standardized test scores:

Medicine College Admissions Test [MCAT]

Pre-professional evaluation required:

A pre-professional committee evaluation or three letters of evaluation from faculty, two science and one non-science; non-academic letters of recommendation are optional, but are accepted. All letters should be submitted to AMCAS.

Prior academic records:

All transcripts submitted to AMCAS

If admitted, final official transcripts are required to be submitted to the Office of Admissions

Degree required:

No

Minimum GPA required:

Contact the College of Medicine

Prerequisite courses:

 
 

Organic Chemistry I & II (8 hours)*

 

Inorganic Chemistry I & II (8 hours)*

 

Physics (8 hours)

 

Mammalian Biology (8 hours)**

 

English/Literature (6 hours)

 

Electives (52 hours)***

Total semester hours

90 hours

*Chemistry: each of these courses must be a complete, standard, college-level course utilizing full laboratory facilities. In instances where students feel uncertain of their preparation in chemistry and wish to take additional work, biochemistry is recommended.

**Biology: applicants, particularly non-science majors, are strongly encouraged to pursue upper level coursework in the biological sciences beyond the minimum requirement. Such courses might include biochemistry, cell biology, comparative anatomy, embryology, general genetics, histology, immunology, mammalian physiology, microbiology or related courses.

***Electives: In as much as the medical curriculum is devoted largely to the biological and physical sciences, a student should acquire a broad cultural background in the pre-medical preparation. The behavioral sciences, including psychology, sociology, etc., are considered valuable. Additional dimensions are derived from higher mathematics, computer sciences, languages, literature, philosophy, history, political science, economics, etymology and statistics.

For additional information, please see the College of Medicine web site.

To apply to the College of Medicine, please visit amcas.org to begin your application process.

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College of Nursing

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Clinical Nurse Leader

College of Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing [MSN]-Entry 2nd Degree

Location: Memphis, TN


Program Overview

Application Deadline:

January 23

Standardized test scores:

Test of Essential Academic Skills [TEAS]

Recommendations required:

Three (3) recommendations are a part of the NursingCAS application

Prior academic records:

Transcripts are to be submitted to NursingCAS.

If admitted, final official transcripts are required to be submitted to the Office of Admissions.

Degree required:

Bachelor's degree in non-nursing field

Minimum GPA required:

Contact the College of Nursing

Prerequisite courses:

 
 

Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II (8 hours*)

 

Microbiology (3 hours*)

 

Statistics (3 hours)

Essay:

The essay is a part of the NursingCAS application

Licensure:

None

International applicants only:

If Native Tongue not English minimum TOEFL score required (a score of at least 213/80 on the computer-based/Internet-based TOEFL). Official course-by-course evaluations of all foreign transcripts via World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluation services. (Test Code: 1850)

*Science courses must include laboratory.

For additional information, please see the College of Nursing web site.

To apply to the College of Nursing, MSN-CNL program, please visit nursingcas.org to begin your application process.

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing [BSN]Non-Nurse

College of Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing [BSN]Non-Nurse (60 or more college credits)

Location: Memphis, TN

Program Overview

Application Deadline:

January 23

Recommendations required:

Three (3) recommendations are a part of the NursingCAS application

Prior academic records:

Transcripts are to be submitted to NursingCAS.
If admitted, final official transcripts are required to be submitted to the Office of Admissions.

Degree required:

No degree required

Minimum GPA required:

3.00

Prerequisite courses:

 
 

Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II (8 hours*)

 

Microbiology (3 hours*)

 

Statistics (3 hours)

 

English (6 hours)

 

History (6 hours)

Minimum total semester hours completed prior to Enrollment

60 hours

Essay:

The essay is a part of the NursingCAS application

Licensure:

None

International applicants only:

If Native Tongue not English minimum TOEFL score required (a score of at least 213/80 on the computer-based/Internet-based TOEFL). Official course-by-course evaluations of all foreign transcripts via World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluation services. (Test Code: 1850)

*Science courses must include laboratory.

For additional information, please see the College of Nursing web site.

To apply to the College of Nursing, BSN program, please visit nursingcas.org to begin your application process.

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing [BSN] Non-Nurse (Bachelor's degree)

College of Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing [BSN]Non-Nurse (Bachelor's degree)

Location: Memphis, TN

Program Overview

Application Deadline:

January 23

Recommendations required:

Three (3) recommendations are a part of the NursingCAS application

Prior academic records:

Transcripts are to be submitted to NursingCAS.
If admitted, final official transcripts are required to be submitted to the Office of Admissions.

Degree required:

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

Minimum GPA required:

3.00

Prerequisite courses:

 
 

Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II (8 hours*)

 

Microbiology (3 hours*)

 

Statistics (3 hours)

 

English (6 hours)

 

History (6 hours)

Minimum total semester hours completed prior to Enrollment

120 hours (Bachelor's degree or higher)

Essay:

The essay is a part of the NursingCAS application

Licensure:

None

International applicants only:

If Native Tongue not English minimum TOEFL score required (a score of at least 213/80 on the computer-based/Internet-based TOEFL). Official course-by-course evaluations of all foreign transcripts via World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluation services. (Test Code: 1850)

*Science courses must include laboratory.

For additional information, please see the College of Nursing web site.

To apply to the College of Nursing, BSN program, please visit nursingcas.org to begin your application process.

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing [BSN] RNs (Associate or Diploma in Nursing)

College of Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing [BSN] RNs (Associate or Diploma in Nursing)

Location: Memphis, TN

Program Overview

Application Deadline:

January 23

Recommendations required:

Three (3) recommendations are a part of the NursingCAS application

Prior academic records:

Transcripts are to be submitted to NursingCAS.
If admitted, final official transcripts are required to be submitted to the Office of Admissions.

Degree required:

Associate or Diploma in Nursing

Minimum GPA required:

2.5

Prerequisite courses:

 
 

Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II (8 hours*)

 

Microbiology (3 hours*)

 

Statistics (3 hours)

 

English (6 hours)

 

History (6 hours)

Minimum total semester hours completed prior to Enrollment

60 hours (Non-Nursing Courses)

Essay:

The essay is a part of the NursingCAS application

Licensure:

Unencumbered Nursing License

International applicants only:

If Native Tongue not English minimum TOEFL score required (a score of at least 213/80 on the computer-based/Internet-based TOEFL). Official course-by-course evaluations of all foreign transcripts via World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluation services. (Test Code: 1850)

*Science courses must include laboratory.

For additional information, please see the College of Nursing web site.

To apply to the College of Nursing, BSN program, please visit nursingcas.org to begin your application process.

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Clinical Nurse Leader

College of Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing [MSN]-Post BSN

Location: Memphis, TN


Program Overview

Application Deadline:

Summer entry - January 23

Standardized test scores:

None

Recommendations required:

Three (3) recommendations are a part of the NursingCAS application

Prior academic records:

Transcripts are to be submitted to NursingCAS.

If admitted, final official transcripts are required to be submitted to the Office of Admissions.

Degree required:

BSN

Minimum GPA required:

Contact the College of Nursing

Prerequisite courses:

 
 

Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II (8 hours*)

 

Microbiology (3 hours*)

 

Statistics (3 hours)

Essay:

The essay is a part of the NursingCAS application

Licensure:

For BSN-MSN and RN-MSN applicants

International applicants only:

If Native Tongue not English minimum TOEFL score required (a score of at least 213/80 on the computer-based/Internet-based TOEFL). Official course-by-course evaluations of all foreign transcripts via World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluation services. (Test Code: 1850)

*Science courses must include laboratory.

For additional information, please see the College of Nursing web site.

To apply to the College of Nursing, MSN-CNL program, please visit nursingcas.org to begin your application process.

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Clinical Nurse Leader

College of Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing [MSN]-ASN/Diploma

Location: Memphis, TN


Program Overview

Application Deadline:

Summer entry - January 23

Standardized test scores:

None

Recommendations required:

Three (3) recommendations are a part of the NursingCAS application

Prior academic records:

Transcripts are to be submitted to NursingCAS.

If admitted, final official transcripts are required to be submitted to the Office of Admissions.

Degree required:

Associate's degree or Diploma in Nursing

Minimum GPA required:

Contact the College of Nursing

Prerequisite courses:

 
 

Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II (8 hours*)

 

Microbiology (3 hours*)

 

Statistics (3 hours)

Essay:

The essay is a part of the NursingCAS application

Licensure:

For BSN-MSN and RN-MSN applicants

International applicants only:

If Native Tongue not English minimum TOEFL score required (a score of at least 213/80 on the computer-based/Internet-based TOEFL). Official course-by-course evaluations of all foreign transcripts via World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluation services. (Test Code: 1850)

*Science courses must include laboratory.

For additional information, please see the College of Nursing web site.

To apply to the College of Nursing, MSN-CNL program, please visit nursingcas.org to begin your application process.

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Nursing Practice - All options except CRNA

College of Nursing

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Location: Memphis, TN


Program Overview

Application Deadline:

Fall entry - January 23

Standardized test scores:

None

Recommendations required:

Three (3) recommendations are a part of the NursingCAS application

Prior academic records:

Transcripts are to be submitted to NursingCAS.

If admitted, final official transcripts are required to be submitted to the Office of Admissions.

Degree required:

BSN or MSN

Minimum GPA required:

GPA = 3.00 cumulative or 3.2 on most recently completed degree

Certifications:

Submit copy current BCLS to NursingCAS

Essay:

The essay is a part of the NursingCAS application

Licensure:

Submit copy of current RN License to NursingCAS

International applicants only:

If Native Tongue not English minimum TOEFL score required (a score of at least 213/80 on the computer-based/Internet-based TOEFL). Official course-by-course evaluations of all foreign transcripts via World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluation services. (Test Code: 1850)

For additional information, please see the College of Nursing web site.

To apply to the College of Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, except nurse anesthesia, please visit nursingcas.org to begin your application process.

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admissions

Nurse Anesthesia - CRNA

College of Nursing

Doctor of Nursing Practice [DNP] - CRNA

Location: Memphis, TN


Program Overview

Application Deadline:

Summer entry - September 1

Standardized test scores:

Graduate Record Exam [GRE]; (institutional code 1850)

Recommendations required:

Three (3) recommendations; two (2) from faculty members and one (1) from employer

Prior academic records:

Transcripts are required from all previously attended colleges/universities, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.

Final official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

Degree required:

BSN or MSN

Minimum GPA required:

GPA = 3.00 cumulative or 3.2 on most recently completed degree

Certifications:

Current PALS and ACLS

Essay:

In an essay of no more than 500 words [minimum 2-3 pages], please

Licensure:

RN License

International applicants only:

If Native Tongue not English minimum TOEFL score required (a score of at least 213/80 on the computer-based/Internet-based TOEFL). Official course-by-course evaluations of all foreign transcripts via World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluation services. (Test Code: 1850)

Work experience:

One (1) year of ICU experience at the time of interview

For additional information, please see the College of Nursing web site.

For more information on the application/admissions process, please contact the Office of Admissions at: 901-448-5560, toll free 877-843-4461, or uthscadmit@uthsc.edu.

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College of Pharmacy

admissions

Pharmacy

College of Pharmacy

Doctor of Pharmacy [PharmD]

Location: Memphis, TN


Program Overview

Application Deadline:

Fall entry - February 1

Standardized test scores:

Pharmacy College Admissions Test [PCAT]

Recommendations required:

Three (3) letters of reference are a part of the PharmCAS application

Prior academic records:

All transcripts submitted to PharmCAS

If admitted, final official transcripts are required to be submitted to the Office of Admissions

Degree required:

No

Prerequisite courses:

 
 

General Biology or Zoology I & II ( 8 hours)

 

Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II (8 hours*)

 

Microbiology (3 hours**)

 

General Chemistry I & II (8 hours)

 

Organic Chemistry I & II (8 hours)

 

Biochemistry (6 hours***)

 

Statistics (3 hours)

 

Calculus (3 hours)

 

English Composition (6 hours)

 

Communication (3 hours)… includes Speech

 

Electives:

  • Social Sciences (6 hours)… includes Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Economics
  • Humanities (6 hours)… includes Literature, History, Philosophy
  • General (22 hours)… includes any other courses and/or specific requirements

Total semester hours

90 hours

* Human Anatomy and Human Physiology may be taken as separate courses totaling 8 hours.

** Microbiology may be available only as a 3-hour course (while the 4-hour Microbiology course is preferred, the 3-hour course will be acceptable if a laboratory is included.

*** Biochemistry lab is not required, but recommended if available. If the college you attend offers only one General Biochemistry course, you may make up the hours with an additional upper level biology course, such as Cell Biology, Genetics, Proteins, etc.

Note: While an undergraduate degree is valuable, and the majority of students accepted to the UT College of Pharmacy have a degree prior to admission, if you are able to successfully complete all 90 hours of prerequisite courses within three academic years, you may apply to the College during the 3rd year of your undergraduate program.
Note: CPR Training is provided by College of Pharmacy's graduate students during the first term

For additional information, please see the College of Pharmacy web site.

To apply to the College of Pharmacy, please visit pharmcas.org to begin your application process.

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