School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

How To Apply

All application materials should be sent to:
Graduate Admissions Process

Foreign Applicants

Application forms for admission to the Graduate School and a waiver of the application fee may be obtained from the Department’s Graduate Officer. Applications from overseas should present, in addition to the items listed above, a recent TOEFL score of at least 600 (250, computer-scored), a certified English translation of any transcripts, and a small photograph signed on the back.


The Admissions Committee begins considering complete applications for the following September in December. There is no official deadline for the consideration of an application, but most positions in the program have been filled by the 1st of May. If an application is favorably received, the student will then be contacted for an interview, by phone or in person, with two members of the committee. If feasible, students are encouraged to visit the department at this stage, with funds being provided to cover the expenses of such a trip. On the basis of the results of this interview as well as the overall quality of the application, the Admissions Committee will decide whether to recommend admissions to the program.