When and How to Apply
Most students apply before December, and those applying before January 15 will be given priority status. The final application deadline is March 1. Applications are reviewed as received, and our top domestic candidates are supported for travel to campus for interviews beginning in February.
It is important that you complete the application and send all required materials as soon as possible. You can apply online, and it is free and easy. Use the link under Future Students to access the online application, and choose Option 2. Most of the options on the Application Checklist are self-explanatory, but under Planned Course of Study, choose the Integrated Biomedical Sciences-PhD option. Then, select up to three tracks of interest using the drop down menus associated with the Concentration options. We will assume that the first concentration you select is your preferred research track.
General requirements are a bachelor's degree with a grade-point average of at least 3.0 from an accredited college or university, a combined score (verbal and quantitative) of at least 1000/300 on the old/revised Graduate Record Examination, a score of at least 213/79 on the computer-based/Internet-based TOEFL or 6.5 on the IELTS or evidence of proficiency in English for students whose native language is not English, and three letters of recommendation.
For US applicants, official transcripts and official test scores should be sent directly from the contributing source and not by the student. Three recommendation letters are required and should be sent on letterhead by the recommenders. All documents should be sent to the address below.
For non-US applicants, official test scores should be sent directly from the contributing source and not by the student. Official transcripts and three recommendation letters (on institutional letterhead) are required, and should be sent by the student to the Office of Enrollment Services (address listed below). Letters and transcripts should be in separate, sealed envelopes. More information can be found on the Office of Admissions International Students page.
Transcripts from any non-US institution must be verified and certified to generate a grade point average (GPA) based on a 4.0 scale. Verification must be completed before March 1, 2015.
Service agencies include, but are not limited to, Educational Credit Evaluation (ECE) and World Education Services (WES). A document-by-document certification is not acceptable. These agencies charge a fee for their service.
Documents and any other supporting materials should be mailed to:
Office of Enrollment Services
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
910 Madison Avenue, Suite 520
Memphis, TN 38163
College of Graduate
920 Madison Ave
Memphis, TN 38163