Admissions FAQ

How do I submit an application?

What materials do I need to submit?

Is the GRE examination required?

Is there a minimum score requirement for the GRE exam?

What is the deadline for submitting an application?

For what semester of entry are applications accepted?

How do I inquire about the status of my application?

Is a formal interview required?

How do I apply for financial aid?



How do I submit an application?
Application to our program is made through the School of Graduate Studies at ETSU. Applications can be made on-line or by downloading printable application forms. Directions can be found on the
Prospective Students page. Please notify our office (e-mail biomed@etsu.edu or call 423-439-2031) when you submit your application materials to the School of Graduate Studies.

What materials do I need to submit?
In addition to the application form, you will need to submit transcripts undergraduate and any graduate studies, letters of reference and scores for the GRE exam. International students also need to submit scores for the TOEFL exam. Be sure to complete the personal essay included in the application.

Is the GRE examination required?
Yes. Our program and the School of Graduate Studies requires official scores for the GRE exam.

Is there a minimum score requirement for the GRE exam?
Our admissions committee does not set a minimum score for the GRE exam. The exam is just one of many factors that the committee considers. Studies have shown the exam is not, in itself, a strong predictor of success in graduate school.

What is the deadline for submitting an application?
Although there is no firm deadline for applications to the Biomedical Graduate Program, most of the positions for Fall admission will be filled early in the Spring semester. We advise all students who are considering applying to our program to submit materials before March 1st.

For what semester of entry are applications accepted?
Under most circumstances, students are admitted only for the Fall semester.

How do I inquire about the status of my application?
Contact the School of Graduate Studies regarding the receipt and processing of application materials. Mary Duncan, Graduate Program Specialist (423-439-4302, duncanm@etsu.edu) processes all applications for the Biomedical Science program. Feel free to
contact our office for any questions you have about the program or the status of your application.

Is a formal interview required?
Well qualified applicants who reside in the United States will usually be invited to visit us.
During the visit, applicants have an opportunity to tour the research facilities and to meet with students and faculty. Applicants will also meet with one or two members of the admissions committee.

How do I apply for financial aid?
All applicants are considered for financial support. Most students who are admitted to the program will be offered support through a research assitantship that includes payment of tuition and fees and a competitive stipend.