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Preparing for M.S. Program Admission

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Start your application here.  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 online application along with a nonrefundable $70 application fee, which is paid within the application. The application and all supporting documents must be received 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.

Note: Please call the ATSU Admissions at 866.626.2878, ext. 2237, to confirm receipt of the application and application fee. Individuals who have already submitted required materials to ATSU through a centralized application service (i.e. AACOMAS or AADSAS) need complete only the application form and submit it along with the application fee. Submission of transcripts, letters, or test scores is not necessary. If letters have already been received by ATSU, please contact Mike Lee in Admissions at (660) 626-2158 before entering in letter writers’ information on the application.


Applicants need to request official transcripts from each college or university attended to be sent directly to the ATSU Admissions Office at the address provided below. 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 or university. All mailed transcripts must be submitted in sealed, official college or university envelopes.

ATSU Admissions
Biomedical Sciences Application Materials
800 West Jefferson Street
Kirksville, MO 63501

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 at least two professional letters of evaluation to the ATSU Admissions Office. Examples of acceptable letters include recommendations from a university professor, physician, dentist, healthcare professional, and/or direct supervisor. Letters should be submitted on official letterhead. Applicants may mail letters of evaluation to the ATSU Admissions Office, or email letters of evaluation to Letters from relatives will not be considered.

Test Scores

Applicants must submit either GRE, MCAT, or DAT test scores.

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

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 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.