The Biomedical Sciences (BIMS) MS Non-Thesis Admissions Committee conducts a holistic review of the total application, striving to select students who are most likely to succeed in reaching their goal of admission to professional school after participation in the BIMS MS Non-Thesis program. Holistic review recognizes that an applicant possesses strengths and weaknesses that must be evaluated in relation to one another and ensures that an applicant is neither accepted nor denied admission based on a single parameter.
Competitive applications often have several of the following characteristics:
- Overall GPA >3.2
- Last 45 hours GPA >3.5
- Science GPA >3.2
- Upper-level science GPA >3.4
- Recommendation letters from science faculty showing dedication toward professional school and mitigating application blemishes
- A compelling personal statement convincing that the applicant will succeed in our program and beyond
- Earn at least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education before the start of classes
- Demonstrate a strong understanding and background in the sciences
- Have the goal of attending professional school in one of the healthcare industries
How To Apply
Prospective students must complete the following tasks by the application deadline for the expected semester of entry.
|Fall admission||Spring admission|
|June 1||November 1|
If you have any questions, please contact our admissions coordinator.
Complete the Texas A&M GraduateCAS application
Applicants must complete the Texas A&M GraduateCAS application.
The application has four quadrants: Personal information, academic history, supporting information, and program materials. Within GraduateCAS, you will be provided with all of the necessary prompts for completing the application. To help you prepare, we have provided the same information that you will see in GradauteCAS for a few categories (see the following drop downs).
There is an accompanying application fee that will be assessed through GraduateCAS prior to application submission.
Upload a personal statement
Applicants must write a personal statement (typically 1 -2 pages) that often addresses the following questions:
- Why have you chosen to pursue becoming a healthcare professional as your career?
- Why do you want to complete the BIMS MS Non-Thesis Graduate Program?
- How will this program help you be admitted into professional school?
- Is there anything about you or your academic background that the admissions committee should know or might benefit from considering?
Upload official transcripts
Applicants must upload transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate degree-granting institution they have attended. Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded; however, if you are admitted, official transcripts will need to be sent to the Office of Admissions.
Current and former students of Texas A&M: Texas A&M transcripts do not need to be submitted. Also, all courses that have been transferred to Texas A&M will be reflected on a Texas A&M transcript.
Upload letters of recommendation
Applicants must provide a minimum of three letters of recommendation from science faculty showing dedication toward research and biomedical sciences, and mitigating application blemishes. Applicants may also choose to submit non-academic recommendations that can speak to your relevant knowledge and/or experience. There is no page limit for these letters.
HOW TO SUBMIT
GraduateCAS will direct you to the Letters by Liaison portal, where you will submit the names and emails of your recommenders. After you submit the names of your recommenders, they will receive instructions for completing the electronic evaluation.
The GraduateCAS application may be submitted without submitting your recommenders’ contact information through the Letters by Liaison portal. However, these letters must be received for your application to be reviewed.
After You Apply
An application is considered complete when all documents, including official standardized testing scores and letters of recommendation, have been received. Any applications missing required materials or not meeting eligibility criteria by the admission deadline will not be considered.
Verify that your application is complete
Your application will be reviewed
Applications will be reviewed by the admissions committee after the application deadline for each corresponding term. The holistic application review process is described in Admissions Standards (in the left column of this page).
You will receive an admission decision
Take the next steps
If your application is accepted
If your application is accepted, our admissions coordinator will send an offer letter that details next steps. As an overview, newly admitted students have the ability to complete the following items:
- Pursue financial aid (if applicable)
- Meet with your staff academic advisor. All new students have a hold placed on their account, which will be removed once they meet with their staff academic advisor.
- Register for classes
- Register for the VMBS Graduate Student Orientation (mandatory)
- Register for orientation sponsored by the School of Graduate and Professional Studies (OGAPS) (optional)
- Register for a parking permit
To prepare for student life in College Station, please take a look at our student life resources.
If your application is declined
If your application is declined and you have follow-up questions, please contact our admissions coordinator.