Applying to the Biomedical Sciences Program
Applications are accepted September 1 until December 1 of each year. Early submissions are encouraged. All parts of the application (Parts I and II), 3 recommendation letters, GRE Scores, college transcripts (2 "official" from each institution attended), and your application fee must be received by the Program Office by December 1st. Early completion of applications is highly recommended, in case additional information is required by the Admissions Committee.
Please fill out our pre-application form. It gives us some information about who is interested in the program, and it gives you a first chance to present some of your achievements. Please complete the form here. Submittal of this information does not require an application fee.
Applications are now accepted exclusively through our on-line system.
Access on-line applications here, http://ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/Graduate-School/ACADEMIC-PROGRAMS/AMC-ADMISSIONS/Pages/default.aspx
Required Application Materials
- Part I and Part II of the Graduate School/BSP application
- A non-refundable application fee [credit card (on-line only), check, or money order.] No application will be processed unless this fee is paid
- Three letters of recommendation preferably submitted online
- GRE test scores
- TOEFL scores and financial support verification (International students only)
- State of Colorado residency form
- Two (2) official transcripts of all academic work complete to date. Please have your transcripts sent to the Program Office:
Biomedical Sciences Program
Heide Ford, PhD, BSP Director
University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus
Phone: 303-724-3565 • Fax: 303-724-3663
Street Address: 12800 19th St, RC1-North, P18-6101
Mailing Address: RC1 North, Mailstop 8303, 12800 19th St, RC1-North, P18-6101 , Aurora, Co 80045
Students admitted to the Biomedical Sciences Program receive support in the form of a full stipend of $27,000 a Year, health and dental insurance coverage , and a full tuition waiver. Outstanding students are eligible for a HIRS Merit Award which provides an additional stipend of $5,000 per year for up to four years. After the first year, support and funding comes from a variety of sources, including your advisor, departmental training grants. Out-of-state students are expected to become Colorado residents after one year and complete their graduate work in no more than seven years. Students are allowed and encouraged to apply for additional support in the form of pre-doctoral grants which will be added as supplements to their stipend.
Students who demonstrate a greater financial need may apply for aid through Financial Services.
To compare your current city of residence with Denver, see this page. The cost-of-living will provide a reasonable comparison between two cities, and examines such factors as tax rates, housing costs and retail costs.
The University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus is located in a residential area of Aurora Colorado. The campus is surrounded by reasonably priced homes and apartments, many rented by University staff and students. An extensive list of off-campus rental listings are made available through the Student Services Office, broken down into studios, 1-, 2-, 3+ bedroom apartments, and pet/no pets. The SSO also maintains a roommate list for those looking to share housing or additional roommates. The SSO also provides information on child care referrals, how to obtain CU sporting event tickets and a variety of other services. Visit the Student Assistance Office for more information.