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Admissions

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Statement on Rolling Admission

Applications are accepted year-round. However, it is in the applicant’s best interest to complete their application (i.e. submit online application and all required materials) on or before the priority application deadline date of the program(s) they are applying to. Any applications or materials submitted after the priority application deadline date may a) not receive full consideration for admission and/or b) have their admission deferred to a subsequent term for enrollment.

Priority Application Deadline Dates

Doctorate Programs

Master/Graduate Certificate Programs and Non-Degree/Guest Applicants

  • July 1 (for Fall term enrollment)
  • November 1 (for Spring term enrollment)
  • April 1 (for Summer term enrollment)

Admission Instructions

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Doctorate/Master Degree Program Applications

Complete an online application

A $50 application fee is required for all applications submitted. Application fee waivers are available to those who within the last three (3) years have:

  • Participated in a MCW research-based program (i.e. SPUR, PURE, DSHREP, etc.)
  • Received, or can provide proof of eligibility for, a GRE Fee Reduction Certificate
  • Attended a MCW open house (Expo) event
  • Participated in a local, state or national program that supports underrepresented student populations (i.e. McNair Scholars, WisCAMP, etc.)
  • Attended and presented at a regional or national conference/meeting (i.e. ABRCMS, SACNAS, etc.)

Supporting documentation may be required to verify fee waiver eligibility.

Transcripts
Arrange for your official transcript to be sent to the MCW Graduate School from your current or any previously attended college/university. Official transcripts must be in an original, sealed envelope or sent electronically from a certified service provider. Electronic transcripts may be accepted from institutions that subscribe to the following services:

Test Score
All applications to a doctorate or master’s degree program require the submission of a national standardized admissions test as part of the application process. Overall, the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test is preferred over any other test, except for Medical Physiology which prefers the Medical School Admissions Test (MCAT).

An official score report must be requested by the applicant and sent to the MCW Graduate School. Any test offered through Educational Testing Services (ETS), such as the GRE, can be sent directly to MCW using institution code 1519. Applicants submitting MCAT scores can send their report via email as an attachment to gradschool@mcw.edu and must include the verification code and account number.

GRE and MCAT scores will be accepted as far back as five (5) years from the date that you took the test, IELTS/TOEFL score will be accepted as far back as two (2) years. GRE scores in the 50th percentile or higher in all sections of the test are recommended for competitive consideration. Applicants who have earned a terminal degree may request an exemption to the GRE test score requirement by submitting a written request via email to gradschool@mcw.edu.

Applicants are encouraged to explore whether they may be eligible to receive a GRE Fee Reduction Certificate.

IELTS/TOEFL
An official International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test score is required of all applicants who did not receive a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a U.S.-based, non-online degree granting program. Please arrange for your IELTS/TOEFL scores to be sent directly to the MCW Graduate School from their respective service. For TOELF, use institution code 1519. A score of 100 or higher on the internet-based version of the TOEFL or a score of 6.0 or higher on the IELTS is recommended for competitive consideration.

Letters of Recommendation
Recommendation letters can be submitted electronically through our online application system (preferred), as an attachment via email to gradschool@mcw.edu, or in the mail. Applicants should refrain from having family members and those that they receive healthcare services from submit letters, even if those individuals happen to also to be one of the types of recommenders that we will accept letters from.

There is no order in which application materials need to be submitted/received. Applicants are encouraged to ensure that all their application and required materials have been submitted prior to their program’s priority application deadline date.

Certificate Program Applications

Complete an online application
A $50 application fee is required for all applications submitted. Application fee waivers are available to those who within the last three (3) years have:

  • Participated in a MCW research-based program (i.e. SPUR, PURE, DSHREP, etc.)
  • Received, or can provide proof of eligibility for, a GRE Fee Reduction Certificate
  • Attended a MCW open house (Expo) event
  • Participated in a local, state or national program that supports underrepresented student populations (i.e. McNair Scholars, WisCAMP, etc.)
  • Attended and presented at a regional or national conference/meeting (i.e. ABRCMS, SACNAS, etc.)

Supporting documentation may be required to verify fee waiver eligibility.

Test Scores
You do not need to submit test scores.

Transcripts
Arrange for your official transcript to be sent to the MCW Graduate School from your current or any previously attended college/university. Official transcripts must be in an original, sealed envelope or sent electronically from a certified service provider. Electronic transcripts may be accepted from institutions that subscribe to the following services:

Letters of Recommendation
Recommendation letters can be submitted electronically through our online application system (preferred), as an attachment via email to gradschool@mcw.edu, or in the mail. Applicants should refrain from having family members and those that they receive healthcare services from submit letters, even if those individuals happen to also to be one of the types of recommenders that we will accept letters from.

IELTS / TOEFL
A score record from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required of all applicants who did not receive a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a U.S.-based, non-online degree granting program. TOEFL scores to be sent directly to the MCW Graduate School from Educational Testing Services (ETS) using institution code 1519. A score of 100 on the internet-based version of the TOEFL is recommended for competitive consideration, while a score of 6.0 or higher is recommended on the IELTS.

There is no order in which application materials need to be submitted/received. Applicants are encouraged to ensure that all their application and required materials have been submitted prior to their program’s priority application deadline date.

Non-Degree Applications

Complete an online application
A $50 application fee is required for all Non-Degree Applicants

Test Scores
You do not need to submit test scores.

Transcripts
Arrange for your official transcript to be sent to the MCW Graduate School from your current or any previously attended college/university. Official transcripts must be in an original, sealed envelope or sent electronically from a certified service provider. Electronic transcripts may be accepted from institutions that subscribe to the following services:

Letters of Recommendation
Recommendation letters can be submitted electronically through our online application system (preferred), as an attachment via email to gradschool@mcw.edu, or in the mail. Applicants should refrain from having family members and those that they receive healthcare services from submit letters, even if those individuals happen to also to be one of the types of recommenders that we will accept letters from.

IELTS / TOEFL
A score record from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required of all applicants who did not receive a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a U.S.-based, non-online degree granting program. TOEFL scores to be sent directly to the MCW Graduate School from Educational Testing Services (ETS) using institution code 1519. A score of 100 on the internet-based version of the TOEFL is recommended for competitive consideration, while a score of 6.0 or higher is recommended on the IELTS.

There is no order in which application materials need to be submitted/received. Applicants are encouraged to ensure that all their application and required materials have been submitted prior to their program’s priority application deadline date.

 

Guest Applicant

Application Fee
There is no application fee required for Guest applicants.

Additional Information
Applicants will need to provide documentation from their primary institution indicating approval to enroll in the course(s) they are seeking admission to. Documentation can be sent to gradschool@mcw.edu. Be mindful of the course dates that you wish to enroll in and submit your application by the priority deadline date associated with the program that offers the course. No additional documentation is needed except for your online application submission and permission from your home institution to enroll in the course you are seeking. Applications are accepted/reviewed on a rolling basis.

Joint-Degree Program Application

Applicants interested in our Biomedical Engineering doctorate program should apply to MCW. Applicants interested in our BioinformaticsHealthcare Technologies Management and Biomedical Engineering master degree programs should apply to Marquette University.

 

International Student Applicants

Anyone who is currently applying from outside of the United States, are currently studying in the United States on any visa type, are considered an international student applicant.

Transcripts
International Applicants must provide official copies of college and/or university transcripts in the native language of instruction as well as in English translation. Transcripts are also known as academic records or mark sheets. An official transcript must bear the original seal and/or stamps of the institution as well as signatures of institutional officials. If academic transcripts do not include proof of graduation (i.e. diploma and/or degree certification), official copies of these documents must be provided as well. All academic credentials are reviewed and verified at the discretion of the Graduate School.

IELTS / TOEFL
A score record from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required of all applicants who did not receive a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a U.S.-based, non-online degree granting program. TOEFL scores to be sent directly to the MCW Graduate School from Educational Testing Services (ETS) using institution code 1519. A score of 100 on the internet-based version of the TOEFL is recommended for competitive consideration, while a score of 6.0 or higher is recommended on the IELTS.

Visa Status
Verification and updates regarding visa status may be requested at the time of application submission through to and beyond any offer of admission. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure the timely submission and delivery of documents related to the transition and maintenance of visa status.

Questions/Concerns
You can reach out to the Graduate School International Student Advisor at gradschool@mcw.edu at any time during your admissions process with questions/concerns.


Contact Us

MCW Graduate School
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

(414) 955-8218
(414) 955-0084 (fax)
gradschool@mcw.edu

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