All application materials for the Master of Science in Anatomical and Translational Sciences (M-ATS) must be submitted to the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences via a general online application process. More information regarding graduate FAQs can be found at

  • Application deadline: June 15, 2018 at the end of business day
  • Because of the rolling basis of the admissions process, applicants are urged to apply much earlier than the application deadline. Applications will be considered as early as January 2018.
  • Only fall applications are offered.
  • Prerequisite: A bachelor’s degree in life sciences with a 3.0 GPA or better from an accredited university.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation:
  1. Faculty reference highlighting the applicant’s academic abilities
  2. Health or research work-related or volunteer reference
  • Quantitative and qualitative skills as demonstrated by completion of courses in biology with labs, physics with labs, and chemistry with labs.
  • All the prerequisite courses for medical school or physician assistant programs must have been completed with a grade of “C” or better prior to applying to the M-ATS program. Online coursework is not accepted to fulfill prerequisite requirements.
  • MCAT (medical school) or general GRE (physician assistant program) scores are not required for admission, but recommended to demonstrate quantitative and qualitative skills. If taken, we ask that you include your scores in your Statement of Purpose.
  • Applicants with an appropriate academic background will be invited to interview—either in person or by telephone—for possible acceptance into the M-ATS program.
  • The online application process requires completion of the application form, unofficial transcripts, a resume, and a Statement of Purpose of 1000 words or less highlighting the your academic objectives in pursuing this course of study, research interests, and career plans. Feel free to discuss your related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities, and any other substantial accomplishments that will assist in evaluating your application materials.
  • $75 non-refundable application fee.
  • Applicants who previously applied to medical schools need to include their AMCAS-verified application as a PDF file after their personal essay.