Application Information

Admission Information

Students who wish to enroll in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program must apply for admission through the Graduate Admission Office and meet the admission requirements of the Graduate College and the Graduate Studies Committee of Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into these programs.

Minimum Requirements for Admission into Ph.D. and M.S. (Research Option) Programs

All applicants must have baccalaureate degrees in one of the sciences, with one year of general biology, physics, general chemistry, and organic chemistry, all with associated laboratories.  Although calculus and physical chemistry are not requirements for admission, they may be required for certain research clusters and are highly recommended.

To determine the exact application requirements for each program, please consult that program’s application information page:

Financial Aid

Review the website of the Office of Financial Assistance to discover some financial assistance options. Other funding is addressed below.

Cost of Attendance

Review the current tuition and fees on the Bursar’s Office website.

Tuition Waivers

Scholarship tuition waivers for three semester hours of credit are available on a competitive basis for graduate course work (excluding e-courses). Applications for graduate tuition waivers for Marshall University are available through the Graduate College website: Priority consideration will be given to faculty and staff of the state’s public and private colleges and universities.


Tuition waiver applicants who are awarded waivers will be notified by mail or e-mail.  All awarded waivers will be processed electronically and posted to students’ accounts within 10 business days of approval and registration. Applicants are responsible for any amount not covered by the waiver. These balances must be paid by the tuition/fee due date as established by the University.


Students who previously held waivers must reapply by the due date (contact the Graduate College) to be considered for the next term.