Doctor of Philosophy in Integrated Biomedical Sciences Admissions & Deadlines

Competitive applicants should have a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree. Additional training, for example, a master’s in the basic sciences, will strengthen a candidate’s application. Applicants should have a grade point average above 3.0 and a science major to apply.

How to apply

Complete the following steps to apply to the Doctor of Philosophy in Integrated Biomedical Sciences program:

    Submit the Rush application.

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    You will also need the following ready to submit through the Rush Application:

    1. Statement of purpose that describes your current research interests as they pertain to your desire to complete the PhD program at Rush University. Please include specific details about your past research experience.
    2. Resume or curriculum vitae.
    3. Three letters of recommendation from professional or academic sources. Letters of recommendation must be uploaded via the online application by your recommenders. 

    Submit transcripts from every higher education school attended.  If accepted, official transcripts must be emailed directly to the Graduate College by each school, or sealed and mailed to the following address:

    The Graduate College
    Armour Academic Center
    600 S. Paulina St., Suite 438
    Chicago, IL 60612

    Send official GRE scores (from within the past five years) to Rush using school code 1676. We encourage applicants who score above the 50th percentile in both verbal and quantitative to apply. 

    International students (those with a degree outside the U.S.) must also submit the following:

    • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores. Send scores to Rush using school code 1676. We will waive the TOEFL requirement if you completed your degree in a country where the official language is English. We do not accept International English Language Testing System scores.
    • Official course-by-course evaluation from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE). Send international transcripts to ECE for evaluation. They can then email the formal evaluation directly to Rush. We do not accept evaluations from World Education Services.

    Application dates and deadlines

    Deadline: May 15, 2019
    We will begin reviewing completed applications after the January deadline. Competitive applicants will be interviewed prior to admission. 

    Tuition, fees and aid

    Students who are admitted to the doctorate program will be offered competitive financial support, including a tuition scholarship, health insurance, monthly stipend and professional development support. Details will be communicated upon admission.

    Annual program activity fee:  $250

    **Please note that non U.S. residents are not eligible for NIH training grant support or University fellowships**

    Admissions Contact

    600 S. Paulina St., Suite 438
    Armour Academic Center
    Chicago, IL  60612

    Phone:  (312) 942-3589

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