Step 1: Review the Application Requirements
The first step in the admissions process is to ensure you are on track to complete the application requirements in time to apply for your preferred term of entry.
International Students: We do not require a separate application or fee, and you should be prepared to meet all of the requirements as outlined. Additionally, you will be required to pursue full-time studies. If you need assistance with immigration (I-20 forms, F-1 visa, SEVIS, etc.), our International Student Services (ISS) staff are available to help you. Visit the ISS website to learn more.
Step 2: Preparing and Submitting your Application
The apply now page will provide you with step-by-step instructions as well as an application checklist. There are a number of supporting materials that make up your completed application, and it is essential that you print and carefully follow the instruction page and checklist to ensure that you properly submit these pieces by the deadline.
Frequently Asked Questions
A Bachelors Degree – From a Regionally Accredited Institution (preferred)
- Consideration will be given on a case-by-case basis provided you have completed at least 90 semester hours at the undergraduate level from a regionally accredited college or university. Thirty (30) units must consist of upper division coursework (i.e., junior, senior level courses)
- Advanced placement, CLEP examination or credit for experiential learning is not accepted
Submit Foreign Coursework to an Approved Evaluation Service – If Applicable
- All coursework taken from non-U.S. institutions (including Canada) must be submitted to an approved service for evaluation
Minimum Required GPA
- Undergraduate: 2.7 on a 4.0 scale
- Graduate: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Proof of legal United States residency – If Required
- If you are an international applicant or any other applicant who is not U.S. citizen and are living in the U.S., you should be prepared to provide proof of legal U.S. residency
- Proof of legal U.S. residency is required prior to any offer of acceptance
Proof of Scholarly Writing Ability
- Demonstrated by a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score of 3.5 or above on the analytical writing test. The GRE may be waived by applicants with a GPA of 3.00 or higher. For questions regarding the GRE requirement, please contact the Department of Health Sciences Education at (909) 469-5397
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – If Required
- International applicants are required to take the TOEFL exam. For information, please consult the TOEFL service website at www.ets.org/toefl