There is no application fee for applying to GPiBS!

An early application will insure full consideration of financial support from participating departments and programs. Following the submission of an application, the materials will be reviewed and select candidates will be invited for an interview, the cost of which will be paid by the program. Following the interview, a final decision will be made and candidates will be notified.

Note: Use code 6902 to report your GRE and TOEFL scores to OUHSC via the ETS system.


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Undergraduate Research Experience

We highly recommend applicants have research experience which they can discuss in their purpose statement.  We also recommend at least one letter of recommendation come from the mentor of the research project.

Admissions Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant major
  • Minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of their undergraduate degree program
  • Satisfactory performance in Prerequisite and recommended course work.
  • GRE general exam is required.
  • Foreign applicants need TOEFL. 
  • Transcripts from foreign institutions must be reviewed by WES before admission. 
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A goals/purpose statement

Steps to Apply

  • Complete the OUHSC online application.
    • During this process you will be instructed on where to submit your official transcripts, GRE scores, and WES review/TOEFL scores if necessary
    • You will be asked to list contact information and email addresses for your three letters of recommendation.  The online application program will email the authors a link to submit their letters of recommendation.  It is your responsibility to request a letter of recommendation from the author and let them know they will be receiving an email with instructions from OUHSC.
    • There will be instructions on how to upload your personal statement and CV.

Deadline Information

Students are encouraged to apply by February 15th in order to secure a position in next years class.  However late applications will be considered.  Our admission committee starts reviewing applications in December and normally have their decisions made for acceptance by March.   

Financial Support

All students in the graduate program will receive full financial support.

The financial support includes:

  • A full tuition waiver for all course work
  • A stipend of $26,000.00 which will cover reasonable living expenses in Oklahoma City
  • Student Health Insurance is provided

The Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences provides tuition and stipend support for the first year of study. For subsequent years, each student's dissertation advisor is responsible for providing full financial support. In most cases, students are supported through Graduate Research Assistantships. Outside employment should not be necessary and is discouraged to enable a timely completion of each student's dissertation.