Complete the free online Preliminary Application

Admissions Criteria

  1. Applicants must hold a BS degree or a BA with a science major
  2. Common undergraduate coursework includes biological sciences, chemistry, engineering-related courses, physics
  3. GPA of 3.0/4.0
  4. GPA in science coursework 3.0/4.0 cumulatively 
  5. GRE and other standardized tests are not required

Application Process

  • Complete the ISU Graduate College online application
    • US Graduate Application Instructions
    • International Graduate Application Instructions
    • Submit 3 letters of recommendation
      • References listed on your application will automatically receive a link
    • Unofficial test scores and transcripts (official scores and transcripts are requested upon acceptance to the program)
      • Application decisions and responses will be made on a rolling basis. 
    • Tuition and fees information
      • Biomedical Sciences falls under "Graduate (most majors)" on the tuition and fees webpage
      • Assistantships are not available for this program
    • For international students, a financial statement must be submitted
      • Financial statement
      • Bank statement or certificate of balance

Applications include:

  • Graduate College application
  • College transcripts
  • Proof of fluency in English for international students
    1.  Official test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 79 (internet-based) (Code-6306, Dept.-45) OR
    2. Official International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5
    3. Tests waived for native English speakers and students graduating from countries where English is the official language
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • For international students, a financial statement must be included

Send all official materials to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Iowa State University
100 Enrollment Services Center
Ames, IA 50011