Admissions

Application Process

Prospective students must apply online for admission through the University of Nebraska Medical Center Graduate Studies Office.

STUDENTS INTERESTED IN THE RESEARCH FOCUSED PHD PROGRAM:

Students interested in earning a PhD in the area of Genetics and/or Cell Biology can apply via the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences (IGPBS).  If you apply to the IGPBS, you can apply as:

1) IGPBS-Multi-program.  Then choose “Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology” as one of your programs of interest.  This gives you the flexibility to freely rotate in any lab participating in the IGPBS, but also lets us know that you have a particular interest in Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology. This option also allows us to pre-approve your admission to the Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology doctoral program so that you can quickly join this program if you choose to do so after completing three laboratory rotations in the first semester of the program.

2) IGPBS- Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology.   By applying directly to the “Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology” program you are communicating that you are primarily interested in our curriculum and in rotating in labs in this program.  As a “committed” student, you are involved in the MGCB program from the beginning of your studies. Committed students are required to complete rotations in three MGCB laboratories in the first semester of the program. 

STUDENTS INTERESTED IN THE RESEARCH FOCUSED MS PROGRAM

Choose the “Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology” MS program on your application. 

STUDENTS INTERESTED IN THE ANATOMY TEACHING TRACK PHD PROGRAM:

Students interested in the Anatomy Teaching track PhD program should apply to the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences (IGPBS and select “IGPBS- Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology Program”.  Then simply indicate at the top of your narrative or personal statement that you are applying to the Anatomy Teaching Track PhD program. 

REQUIRED MATERIALS FOR ALL MS and PhD APPLICANTS:

In addition to completing the online application, applicants for admission to the MS or PhD programs must submit official transcripts and three letters of recommendation.  Official results from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) are optional.  Applicants should decide if these scores would benefit the application and if so, they should be included. International applicants must also submit official TOEFL (preferred) or ILETS scores, and official transcripts from all international educational institutions attended by the student must be submitted to WES for processing.

Please upload unofficial transcripts in the supplemental material so we can begin to review your application even before your official transcripts are received and verified.

STUDENTS INTERESTED IN THE MS MEDICAL ANATOMY PROGRAM:

Students interested in the MS Medical program can apply via the “Medical Anatomy (MS)” program.  Students applying to the MS Medical Anatomy program should also so indicate in their narrative or personal statement. 

REQUIRED MATERIALS FOR MS MEDICAL ANATOMY PROGRAM:

In addition to completing the online application, applicants for admission to the MS Medical Anatomy program are required to provide official results from one of the following exams – MCAT, DAT, or GRE.  International applicants must have completed the GRE within three calendar years of the application date, must submit TOEFL (preferred) or ILETS scores, and all transcripts from all international educational institutions attended by the student must be submitted to WES for processing.

MCAT scores may 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

Please upload unofficial transcripts in the supplemental material so we can begin to review your application even before your official transcripts are received and verified.