College of Health Sciences: Admission Requirements

Admission to the College of Health Sciences (CHS) programs is on a competitive basis. Student selection is based on a number of factors including overall grade point average, prerequisite or science grade point average, consistency of academic performance, course work completed prior to application, examination scores, prior health care and life experiences, and interpersonal abilities. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score submission and a personal interview may be required by certain CHS programs. For information on how to gain admission to a specific CHS program, please consult the Web-pages for the department in which you have an interest.

Application Procedure
Application for admission into programs offered in the College of Health Sciences should be made through the Office of College Admission Services. Electronic application is required. For more information on application procedures, please consult the Web-pages for the program and department in which you have an interest.

TOEFL Policy
All applicants whose native language is not English must present evidence of proficiency in English by satisfactorily completing the Test of English as a Foreign Language examination (TOEFL).

A total TOEFL score of at least 570 or, the equivalent score of 230 on the computer version or, 88 on the Internet-based version, with no less than 55 on the paper version or, 20 on the computer version or, 18 on the Internet-based version in each of the three subtest scores (listening, structure/writing, and reading) that comprise the total score is required.

An official report of these scores must be received by the Office of College Admission Services prior to the date(s) on which admission decisions are made for the program(s) to which the applicant has applied. To obtain information or to register to take the TOEFL, write directly to:

The Education Testing Service
P.O. Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151
U.S.A.

You may also wish to visit the TOEFL Web site at http://www.toefl.org. The applicant should indicate on his/her application for the examination that results should be sent to institution code number 1676.

Applicants in the United States who have completed high school or higher education in the United States or one of its English-speaking protectorates whose native language is not English may petition for waiver of the TOEFL requirement to the College of Health Sciences' Dean's Office.