To submit an online application please visit the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Graduate Studies website. All application materials may be uploaded there.

Applications are accepted annually, for fall semester matriculation only. This application will open September 13th with a deadline of December 15th

Application Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree in a biological or physical science or in mathematics, computer science or engineering.
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.2 (on a scale of 4) or its equivalent from an accredited institution.
  • A minimum of three letters of recommendation. Letters from faculty familiar with the applicant’s research accomplishments are of particular value to the evaluation process.
  • A personal statement.1

Applicants who are citizens of countries where English is not the official language (and the Province of Quebec in Canada) are required to submit evidence of English language proficiency by submitting the official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Duolingo. A minimum overall TOEFL score of 90 (within a minimum score of 22 in each section), 100 iBT, 7.0 on the IELTS, or 120 on Duolingo is required for admission to the program. Scores must be less than two years old. To submit TOEFL scores, use Institution Code 2927 and Department Code 45. Applicants who have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution in the United States are exempt from submitting English language proficiency test results.