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Admissions Requirements

 

Each applicant to the Master of Science (MS) program is evaluated holistically by their chosen program’s Admissions Committee.  Committee member carefully consider each required element of the application package including telephone interview, science course GPA, cumulative GPA, letters of recommendation and standardized test scores.

 

A typical applicant accepted to the LMU MS program meets or exceeds the following criteria:

 

Test Score(s)

MCAT 2015                score of 492 and above

GRE                            score of 292 and above with a writing score of 3.5 and above

DAT                            score of 17 and above

 

Scores from the Optometry Admission Test (OAT) and the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) will also be considered.

Test scores can be submitted online through the application portal by uploading a screenshot of the official score report.  This is the quickest way to get your scores submitted.  Scores may also be accessed through an AACOMAS application or VMCAS application.  To give the Master of Science program permission to access AACOMAS or VMCAS applications, please email pamela.lester@lmunet.edu.

 

Official Transcripts

All official college transcripts are needed to complete the application process.  These may be mailed to:

Lincoln Memorial University

ATTN: Pamela Lester

6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway

Harrogate, TN 37752

 

If your school offers an electronic delivery option, you may send the electronic transcripts to pamela.lester@lmunet.edu or hannah.nelson@lmunet.edu.

 

Grade Point Average(s)

Science course GPA > 3.0

     OR

Cumulative GPA > 3.0

     OR

Evidence of a trajectory of improved academic performance, especially in science course work

 

If English is not the applicant’s native language, the international student must submit her/his official score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). This score will also be considered holistically along with the other elements of the application package. The applicant must also display proficiency in spoken English during the telephone interview.

 

Letters of Evaluation

 

Biomedical Professions, Anatomical Sciences, Life Science Research, Veterinary Biomedical Science:

Two letters of evaluation from the applicant’s instructors or one committee letter from a health professions advisory committee. At least one letter must be from a natural science instructor.

Letters may be mailed directly from the writer to:

Lincoln Memorial University

ATTN: Pamela Lester

6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway

Harrogate, TN 37752

 

Letters may also be sent electronically, either directly from the writer(s) or through Interfolio.  Any electronic letters may be sent to pamela.lester@lmunet.edu or hannah.nelson@lmunet.edu.  Letters may also be accessed through an AACOMAS or VMCAS application.  To give the Master of Science program permission to access AACOMAS or VMCAS applications, please email pamela.lester@lmunet.edu.

 

Personal Statement

The personal statement should professionally articulate how the MS program will benefit your educational and career goals.  No minimum or maximum limits are enforced with the personal statement.

 

Application Deadline

The deadline to apply for Fall 2018 is June 15th, 2018.

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