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MHS Admissions Requirements

Students enter this program from a variety of backgrounds. While work experience is encouraged, it is not required.

Applicants must demonstrate evidence of a solid academic record. No specific undergraduate major is required, but successful applicants will have a strong quantitative background.

Applications to the MHS program are considered by a faculty admissions committee which reviews a range of criteria and considers the overall balance of each applicant's qualifications. A strong undergraduate academic record is expected. For the 2021/2022 academic year, scores from either the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) that are less than five years old are not required, but highly recommended, for all applicants regardless of academic or professional background. The personal statement is a central element to the application, as it is an opportunity to explain your commitment to the field. Applicants also need to include a résumé.

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required for all applicants from countries/education programs where English is not the official language. The minimum requirements for TOEFL is 100 for the Internet-based, or 600 for the Paper-based test. The minimum requirement for IELTS is a score of 7.

Successful applicants possess a strong academic record with strong quantitative skills and oral and written communication skills, which are reflected in transcripts and standardized test scores (GRE or MCAT). For the 20-21 application season, GRE scores are highly recommended but not required.

International Applicant Transcript Evaluation

Recognizing that academic records and degree certificates from institutions outside the United States are sometimes difficult to obtain, we urge you to begin the process well in advance of our application deadline.

Complete guidelines for International students.