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Application Process

What is the step-by-step application process for the MMS program?

  • Apply to the Graduate School
    • Complete the OSU Graduate School online application form
    • Applicants must meet the minimum standards of the graduate program:
      MD or DO degree is required; must be pursuing an approved clinical residency or clinical fellowship
      • An earned cumulative grade-point average (GPA) equivalent to at least 3.0 out of 4.0 (or B) in all previous undergraduate and graduate course work
      • English proficiency for international applicants and those who have held the status of U.S. permanent resident for less than one year
      • Applicants, whose native language is not English, must submit a recent, official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (http://www.ets.org/toefl) score or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) (http://www.cambridgemichigan.org/melab) score. Minimum English proficiency requirements are as follows:
        • At least 550 on the paper-based (79 on the internet-based) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) OR
        • At least 82 on the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) OR
        • At least a 7.0 on the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) exam
    • Applicants must submit official transcripts for every university level school attended. Include English translation of any foreign documents. Mailing addresses for transcripts are on the Transcript Request Form (https://www.applyweb.com/apply/osugrad/pdf/osugrad_transcript.pdf)
  • Send directly to Graduate Studies Committee Chair
    • Three letters of recommendation written on recommenders’ original letterhead stationery, accompanied by completed Ohio State Reference Forms admissions.osu.edu/apps/pdfs/refer.pdf
      • One letter from the residency/fellowship program director
      • One letter from the trainee’s advisor/research mentor
      • One letter from a faculty member
    • A statement of intent. This should be one page and highlight why the resident/fellow wants to pursue the degree, research interests, long-term plans, etc.
    • Official transcripts for every university level school attended. Include English translation of any foreign documents.

Send items to:
Master of Science in Medical Science
Ginny L. Bumgardner, MD, PhD
395 W 12th Avenue, Room 166
Columbus, OH 43210

What if I have questions about the application process?
Prior to applying, contact Kathy.Froilan@osumc.edu.