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Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences

Graduate Education in Biomedical Sciences (GEBS)

The Graduate education in Biomedical Sciences (GEBS) program offers a Doctoral degree in Biomedical Sciences and Master of Science degrees in Biomedical Research, Biomedical Technology, Clinical Research and Medical Sciences.

Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences

Applications are evaluated based on undergraduate performance, in general, and performance in the sciences, in particular. Performance on the Graduate Record Examination and letters of reference from former or current professors weigh heavily in judging preparedness for graduate study. Prior research experience is a factor in the selection process but is not a requirement. Interest in the Program's mission is also considered. When possible, applicants are invited for interviews.

The GEBS Admissions Committee makes the final selection and notifies accepted applicants. All applications, transcripts, test scores and letters of reference are housed in the Ҵý Office of Admissions. An application will not be considered until all materials (including test scores) have been received.

Admissions Requirements

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent from an accredited undergraduate institution.
  • Have a record of superior academic achievement in undergraduate studies majoring in the natural sciences (e.g., biology, chemistry, or physics).
  • Provide 3 letters of recommendation, preferably from science course professors or research supervisors.

Important Dates / Fees

  • Application Opens - July 1
  • Application Deadline - January 15
  • Application Fee - $50
  • Applicants considered for an interview are notified approximately mid March

Additional information about application materials and the admissions process may be obtained by calling the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs at (404) 752-1650, or by sending an email to

Evaluation of Foreign Studies

Applicants who have completed coursework at, or hold a bachelor's or advanced degree from, an institution of higher learning outside the United States must have their transcript(s) certified for equivalency to U.S. degrees or coursework by a credential evaluation service that is a member of the . Applicants who have completed coursework at, or hold degrees from, a postsecondary institution in Australia, Canada (except Quebec), New Zealand, or the United Kingdom will normally not need to have their academic transcripts evaluated and certified for equivalency.

Any applicant seeking transfer of credits from an institution outside the United States into a Ҵý School of Medicine program must have a course-by-course evaluation of relevant transcripts completed by a member of . Applicants are encouraged to have a broad educational background, yet no specific major is deemed superior to another

Contact Us

Office of Admissions and Student Affairs
Graduate Education in Biomedical Sciences Program
Ҵý School of Medicine
720 Westview Drive SW
Atlanta, GA 30310-1495
Phone: (404) 752-1650
Fax: (404) 752-1512