College of Medicine Graduate Programs

MSBS-MS Medical Sciences: Admission Criteria

The selection process for admission into the MSBS-MS program is competitive and merely meeting minimum and/or recommended entrance requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Rather, a holistic approach is followed to evaluate each candidate, and a number of factors are weighed into the selection process, including but not limited to cumulative undergraduate GPA and undergraduate science GPA, MCAT, personal experiences and letters. 

Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Resident (possess a green card at the time of application)

Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university

  • All minimum pre-medical course requirements per UTCOM must be completed prior to admission into the MSBS-MS program. For specifics on prerequisites for admission into UT medical school click here. Applications missing any of the mandatory pre-med courses listed by UTCOM will be rejected. 


  • Official Undergraduate transcripts confirming degree and transcripts from all colleges/universities you have attended: Submitted directly to The University of Toledo, College of Graduate Studies, 2801 W Bancroft St. MS 933 Toledo, Ohio 43606. Electronic transcripts sent from the institution to the College of Graduate Studies are acceptable.
  • An undergraduate cumulative GPA above 3.0 is highly recommended. Undergraduate performance in the medical foundational sciences is an important component of the admissions evaluation (sciGPA). 
  • An MCAT exam score less than 3 (three) years old. Applications without valid MCAT scores will not be reviewed. 
  • GRE or DAT scores are not acceptable for admission to the program.


A complete résumé must be submitted. This can be uploaded with application, mailed to the College of Graduate Studies office or emailed to

letter of recommendation

  • At least one letter of recommendation must be submitted.
  • Pre-med advisory committee letters are accepted with all signatures.
  • Meaningful letters are those from individuals who can elaborate on aspects such as personality, history, and motivation of the applicant in addition to his/her academic accomplishments. Letters from family members and family friends are strongly discouraged. 
  • Recommendation letters must be on letterhead and include your full name.
  • Letters of recommendation submitted with your AMCAS application are acceptable.
  • Letters may be sent one of the following ways:
    • Recommenders send the letters directly to the College of Graduate Studies
    • Interfolio
    • Recommenders may directly upload their letters of recommendation

Statement of Purpose

  • In the Statement of Purpose you should elaborate on all the reasons why you decided to apply to the MSBS-MS program. It should include your full name. Personal statements taken from your AMCAS application are not acceptable.


  • University of Toledo College of Graduate Studies application -
  • Choose Masters of Science in Biomedical Science in the degree program drop box under College of Graduate Studies, choose Medical Sciences in the concentration or major drop box, click begin application, and fill in all requested information.


An interview is not required as part of the application process to the MSBS-MS program.


  • $45 Non-Refundable Application Fee
  • Your application will not be processed until this fee is submitted 

Please note: If you have already applied to UToledo Medical School you must submit written authorization to the College of Graduate Studies in order for them to access your records. Please do not make this request until you have submitted your application and fee. This written request can be done via email to College of Graduate Studies at

Last Updated: 10/31/22