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PSM Degree in Biomedical Sciences

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Natural Sciences & Mathematics

PSM Degree in Biomedical Sciences/How to Apply

How to apply

Students seeking admission to the graduate program should have an undergraduate (or graduate) degree in biological sciences or a related discipline.

Review of applications for consideration for September begins the previous January.  For favorable consideration for acceptance and scholarships, applicants must have ALL material outlined below submitted by March 1.  Applications may be submitted later, but scholarships for the following September may no longer be available.

Application for the Professional Science Masters program involves several important steps. Prospective students must submit an online application to the University of Denver, Office of Graduate Studies


Within the Graduate Studies website, look for the graduate programs within the College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics.

To submit an online application click on "Apply for Admission" and select your degree, college, major and concentration. International students, please see additional instructions on the Graduate Studies website.  Apply for Graduate Admission here.


The online application requires letters of recommendation from THREE different faculty members or other professional contacts who are familiar with your potential to complete a rigorous graduate program.

Requests for letters of recommendation are sent to your recommenders via email within one business day of the submission of your online application. You will be asked to provide names and email addresses of individuals who will be writing your recommendations. Please ensure you have accurate email addresses for your recommenders prior to submitting your application. We suggest you let your recommender know the request will be coming from the University of Denver in advance. This will allow him/her to send a letter electronically and meet the application deadline.


The online application requires a personal statement of at least 300 words. The personal statement of interest and qualifications should address your career goals as they relate to the PSM specialization in Biomedical Sciences (maximum 2 pages).

The essay/personal statement should be uploaded electronically and attached to your online application before submission.


There is a $65 nonrefundable application fee, which covers the cost of processing application materials. Applications will not be considered for admission until this fee is paid.


The general (aptitude) GRE or MCAT is required.

For the GRE: Applicants must request that Educational Testing Services (ETS) forward results to the University of Denver Office of Graduate Studies. The institution code for the University of Denver is R4842. For information concerning GRE registration please visit or contact: Graduate Record Examination Educational Testing Service P. O. Box 6000 Princeton, NJ. 08541-6000 (609) 771-7670

Applicants should take the entrance exam well in advance of their intended application date. Entrance exam scores older than five years from the date of the application may not be acceptable for admission.


All internationally-educated students (except those educated in English speaking countries) must provide proof of English proficiency.  Minimum English proficiency requires a TOEFEL score of 550, iBT of 80, or IELTS of 6.0.


Applicants are required to submit one official transcript from each post-secondary institution they have attended or are presently attending, where two quarter hours (or one semester hour) or more were completed.  This includes transcripts for credit earned as transfer work, study abroad and college credit earned in high school.

An official transcript must include the original signature of the registrar and/or the seal of the issuing institution, and must be enclosed in an envelope with the stamp or signature of the registrar across the sealed flap. Proof of a bachelor's and master's degree (if applicable) is required from a regionally-accredited college or university.  All credentials submitted become property of the University of Denver and cannot be copied or returned to the student or any person(s).

Mail transcripts and any additional items to:

University of Denver Office of Graduate Studies
Mary Reed Bldg. - Room 5
2199 S. University Blvd. Denver, CO 80208-4802