MCR Admissions


Degree Requirements 

Applicants with any undergraduate degree may apply to the MCR program. If an applicant has attended more than one university, all GPAs will be combined. Official GPAs are calculated by the university's Graduate and Professional Admissions Office.


No prerequisite coursework is required.

International Students

International applicants from a non-English speaking country may be required to submit test scores demonstrating English language proficiency. Please visit the Graduate and Professional Admissions English Proficiency Requirements website for more information.


Application Process

Students must complete an online application at the Graduate and Professional Admissions Application website. The materials listed below must be uploaded to the online application.

Please note: students who have taken classes in or completed a graduate-level (degree-granting) program at Ohio State should complete the online application for previously enrolled students. Please contact with any questions.

1. Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae

You must submit a current resume or curriculum vitae. 

2. Statement of Purpose and Goals

Please compose an essay describing your purpose for undertaking study in this graduate program, including a narrative discussion of your professional experience and career trajectory. This statement should not exceed 2 single-spaced pages. The purpose and goals statement is an opportunity to address each of the questions listed below, and also to demonstrate your writing skills. Consideration will be given to both the quality of your writing sample and the congruence between your stated goals and the master's degree program.

  • What specifically are your academic and career goals?
  • What are your motivations for seeking advanced education in your designated specialty area?
  • How did you come to your decision to seek graduate education in this specialty area?
  • What are your primary personal attributes and what is the relationship of these attributes to your potential as a clinical/preclinical research professional?
3. Letters of Recommendation

Three letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with the applicant’s academic ability, work experience, contributions to clinical and preclinical research (if any), and potential to succeed in the program. Each recommendation should include a letter signed by your recommender and written on academic or business letterhead stationery. Recommendations should be requested from professors who are able to comment on your qualifications for graduate study. Recommendations from non-academic professionals are acceptable if you have extensive work experience with that individual and/or you have been away from academic institutions for some time.

4. Official Transcripts 

Please submit an official transcript or a scan of an official transcript from every college and university you attended, whether or not a degree was earned. Ohio State University transcripts need not be submitted. Please visit the Graduate and Professional Admissions Transcripts webpage for detailed instructions.

5. Test of English Proficiency - only if required

Details regarding what English Proficiency tests are acceptable, the scores required, and how to submit scores may be found on The Ohio State University Graduate and Professional Admissions office’s website.

6. $60 Non-refundable Application Fee

This must be paid at the time of application submission.


Non-degree Seeking Applicants

We welcome students who wish to enroll in individual courses. Non-Ohio State students may apply as Graduate Non-Degree students. Please email for more information.

Application Deadline

Autumn 2020

Deadline: May 1

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