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Clinical Research Graduate Admission

Admission to the M.S. in clinical research degree program is competitive. Candidates should meet all general requirements for admission to graduate studies including a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution and an undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants also should have passed at least 1 semester of college calculus. One official copy of academic transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended must be submitted at the time of application. A background check is required during the admission process; it may affect the student's eligibility to enter the program.

Applicants who have not earned doctoral degrees in the U.S. must submit official scores on the Graduate Record Examination or other professional test scores (such as the Graduate Management Admission Test, Medical College Admission Test, Law School Aptitude Test) that are not more than 5 years old. Applicants whose native language is not English also must submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language that are not more than 2 years old. No applicant with a score below 23 on any section of the computer-based (CBT) or internet-based (IBT) TOEFL examination or 57 on the paper-based TOEFL or equivalent examination will be considered. See KU Medical Center Graduate Studies and the Office of International Programs for more information.

All M.S. applications must be supported by 3 letters of recommendation and/or evaluation forms from persons qualified to assess the candidate’s aptitude for the program. Applicants must include a current résumé or curriculum vitae and a signed personal statement indicating their intended emphasis area upon acceptance.

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