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Preparing for M.S. Program Admission

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Start your application here.  First, you will need to create an account for access to the online application. Instructions are included on how to complete the application and provide us with all required documentation.  If you have any questions regarding the online application, please call Admissions at tel:660-626-2237.

Application Submission

Complete the application form above and return with a nonrefundable $70 application fee (check, credit card or money order) made payable to "ATSU-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine." Only U.S. currency will be accepted. The application fee is valid for one year from the application date. The application, all supporting documents, and fee must be postmarked by the program deadline, March 1. Students generally enter the program in the week following July 4 (check with admissions for exact date). If there are questions or difficulties in complying with the stated deadlines, please call the Office of Admissions at 866.626.2878, ext. 2237. Deadlines for non-U.S. citizens and permanent residents are two months earlier than stated above for U.S. citizens

Return application and fee to:
A.T. Still University
Biomedical Sciences Application Materials
800 W. Jefferson St.
Kirksville, MO 63501

Note: Please call the ATSU Admissions at 866.626.2878, ext. 2237, to confirm receipt of the application form and application fee. Accepted applicants (or enrolled students) in the D.O. program need complete only the application form and submit it along with the application fee. Submission of transcripts, letters, or test scores is not necessary.


Applicants need to request official transcripts from each college or university attended to be sent directly to the ATSU Admissions Office. Courses recorded on one transcript as transfer credit from another institution are not considered official documentation of the coursework.

If currently enrolled in coursework, please send the most recent transcripts from that college/university. Applicants may submit transcripts directly in their application packet in sealed and endorsed envelopes. All transcripts must be in official college/university envelopes.

Applicants who have graduated from a foreign college or university must submit acceptable evidence of U.S. degree/course equivalency. Applicants must have foreign transcripts evaluated by a foreign evaluation service.

Foreign Evaluation Services:

World Education Services, Inc.
PO Box 5087
New York, NY 10274-5087

Josef Silny & Associates
7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami, FL 33171

Education Credential Evaluators, Inc.
PO Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470

International Education Research Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 66940
Los Angeles, CA 90066

American Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers
One Dupont Circle, NW
Suite 520
Washington, DC 20036-1135
202.293.9161, link to Foreign Education Credential Service

Letters of Evaluation

Submit two letters of evaluation to the ATSU Admissions Office. Letters should be submitted on official letterhead. Applicants may submit letters of evaluation with their application packet in sealed, endorsed envelopes. Letters from an educational consulting service or relative will not be considered.

Test Scores

Applicants must submit either GRE, MCAT, or DAT test scores. Other appropriate test scores will be considered on an individual basis.

Foreign Students, whose native language is not English, must demonstrate English proficiency by submitting recent scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).

GRE or TOEFL examination dates, locations, and registration inquiries should be directed to the Educational Testing Services at 609.921.9000. To direct GRE or TOEFL scores directly to the ATSU/Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, specify school code 6238 and allow six weeks for transmittal of test results.

Forward official test scores to the ATSU Admissions Office. Student copies of the test scores are not considered official.

Forward scores to:
A.T. Still University
Biomedical Sciences Application Materials
800 W. Jefferson St.
Kirksville, MO 63501

Please allow several weeks for this process.

Completion of the Initial Application Process

Applications will be reviewed by the Graduate Program Committee only upon receipt of all of the following official application items:

Application form and $70 application fee
Official transcripts
Letters of evaluation
Official test scores

Note: After submission of all of the items listed above, please call ATSU Admissions Office at 866.626.2878, ext. 2237, to confirm that the initial application process has been completed.


Eligibility for an interview will be determined by the Graduate Program Committee and will be based on academic preparation, interest in biomedical research, career goals, life and work experiences, and letters of evaluation. Qualified applicants will be interviewed on-campus by members of the Graduate Program Committee as part of the final selection process. The Graduate Program Committee will contact applicants, who have completed their applications, to schedule interviews.