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 via the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences (IGPBS).  If you apply to the IGPBS, you can apply as:

1) IGPBS-uncommitted.  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 Genetics and Cell Biology and 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 your laboratory rotations.

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 rotating in labs in this program.  This means you are “committing” Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology program.  However, this commitment is not binding and you retain the flexibility to rotate in any lab participating in the IGPBS and to potentially join a different doctoral 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 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. 

STUDENTS INTERESTED IN THE MS MEDICAL ANATOMY PROGRAM:

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

REQUIRED MATERIALS FOR ALL APPLICANTS:

In addition to completing the online application, applicants for admission to the M.S. or Ph.D. programs must submit official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and official results from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). For MS Medical Anatomy program applicants, MCAT or DAT scores are acceptable in place of GRE scores.  Foreign applicants must have completed the GRE within three calendar years of the application date, and must also submit TOEFL scores.

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.