Program Admission Information

The Department of Integrative Anatomical Sciences selects highly-qualified students for admission into its Master of Science program in Human Anatomical Sciences. The prerequisite for applicants to the MS program is a bachelor’s degree with a science major or equivalent. Applicants should have a superior undergraduate record at an accredited college or university, with a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0. Generally required courses include at least one year of college-level biology, one year of college-level physics, and mathematics through calculus. College-level courses in cell biology, developmental biology, organismal biology, and physiology are recommended.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) or Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores. The department does not use a formula or have minimum test score requirements for admission into the M.S. program.

Demonstrated proficiency in the English language is required. Foreign applicants are expected to provide results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Results from Internet-based, computer-based, or paper-based tests are acceptable. However, candidates with special circumstances may be considered for conditional admission.

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Applicants will need to submit the following for consideration:

  1. Three letters of recommendation from faculty members who can evaluate the applicant’s potential for graduate work, teaching and/or independent research.
  2. Official transcripts from all institutions attended.
  3. Official copies of GRE or MCAT scores.
  4. TOEFL scores (if applicable).
  5. Statement of Purpose (should describe your reasons for seeking a MS degree in the anatomical sciences and describe your career goals).

Progressive Degree Applicants: current undergraduates at USC may apply to the IAS Masters Program as a progressive degree. This waives the need for Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) or Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores. Please note that the standard rule requiring 1/3 of the coursework be completed as an undergraduate does not apply to this particular program.

Special Admission Considerations: Special considerations may be given to students who experienced extenuating circumstances and to applicants with limited English proficiency that could be corrected by language courses offered by the University’s American Language Institute.

Application Deadlines

MS Program in Human Anatomical Sciences – February 1st.
Late applications will be accepted until May 15, and considered on a case-by-case basis.