Apply to Rush's Graduate College


The Graduate College provides access to a research environment. It offers MS and PhD degrees in the biomedical sciences and prepares students to be next-generation leaders though rigorous coursework, research training, professional development and community outreach for students at all stages of their lives and careers.

All materials will be collected via our online application system. Below is a list of required materials that are required to complete the application process.

All components of the application must be submitted electronically by applicants. Please note that there is no need to submit official transcripts or tests scores as part of the preliminary application process. Copies of your transcript and test scores will need to be uploaded by the applicant to the online application system. Once we complete the preliminary admissions process, we will contact you directly to request official documents if needed.

  1. Application form - You must create an account to apply. Please click the following link to begin the process:
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  2. Unofficial transcripts - An unofficial copy of your transcript from each college and university attended is required. Copies should be uploaded online via the application system only.
  3. Grade point average - GPAs must be converted to a 4.0 scale.
  4. GRE General Test scores - Applicants applying to the PhD and MS Program in Integrated Biomedical Sciences are required to submit GRE scores. Please upload a copy of your ETS score report online with your application (even if you have already sent an official copy to the Graduate College via ETS).
  5. TOEFL scores - Scores must be submitted for international applicants who have received a diploma from a university at which English is not the language of instruction. TOEFL scores will be waived for non-native English speakers who have completed a Bachelor’s degree or higher from a US accredited institution and have demonstrated language proficiency supported by the interview.
  6. Applicant fee - A $40 application fee is required to submit the application.
  7. CV/Resume - A CV or resume is required and should include academic honors, awards received in college and/or graduate school, employment history, internships, summer research programs, education history, etc.
  8. Statement of purpose - Describe your current research interests as they pertain to your desire to complete the program to which you apply. Please also include specific details about your past research experience.
  9. Three letters of recommendation - Recommendation letters should come from professional or academic sources. Letters must be uploaded by the online application by your recommenders.

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