Application Process

Prospective students must apply online for admission through the University of Nebraska Medical Center Graduate Studies Office. Students should designate Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy as their Desired Major degree program on the application form (code number M778 for M.S. program and P778 for Ph.D program).

Students applying to the MS Medical Anatomy program should so indicate in their narrative or personal statement. Likewise, students applying to the Anatomy teaching track PhD program should so indicate in their narrative or personal statement.

In addition to completing the online application, applicants for admission to the M.S. or Ph.D. programs must submit official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and official results from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). For MS Medical Anatomy program applicants, MCAT or DAT scores are acceptable in place of GRE scores. Foreign applicants must have completed the GRE within three calendar years of the application date, and must also submit TOEFL scores. GRE and TOEFL scores should be sent to the University of Nebraska Medical Center (Institution Code 6896). MCAT scores must be sent to the UNMC Graduate studies office via the MCAT THx site using the “create and print” option using the following address:

University of Nebraska Medical Center
Graduate Studies Office
2004 Academic Research Services
987810 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-7810

The Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy program typically accepts new students for enrollment in the fall semester (which begins in mid-August), although admission for spring semester ( early January) is possible for research track PhD students.

Students who enroll in the Graduate College via the Biomedical Research Training Program can choose to earn their degree in Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy following laboratory rotations conducted during their first year of graduate studies.

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