How to Apply

Arrange to have one official copy of transcripts from each college and university that you have attended sent directly to the department.

All applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency through either the TOEFL or IELTS testing systems. The test must have been taken within two (2) years of the first semester of enrollment. Results must be provided directly to KUMC by the testing service using ETS school code 6895. Photocopies of scores will not be accepted. Please review the information for international students before applying.


Before you start the online application

It will be helpful if you have the following information ready before starting the online application. Please note: Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of this program, the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for admission.

  • Letter of Professional Goals
    Prepare a statement of academic interests and professional goals. Include relevant work experience and positions held, a description of your most notable professional accomplishments, and a discussion of how graduate education will contribute to the attainment of your career goals. The statement should be no more than 300 words.

  • Statement of Research Interests
    Briefly describe (1-2 paragraphs) the area in which you see a need for research.

  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
    The CV or resume must be up-to-date and include information on the applicant's educational, professional, and research background. Please include as much of the following information as possible:
    Research experience/publications/abstracts
    Awards and honors
    Intellectual pursuits (continuing education, seminars attended, lectures, etc.)
    Leadership roles (officer in organization, administrator at job, service to professional/service organizations)
    Professional presentations
    Teaching/mentoring experience

  • References: Applicants will enter the names and contact information (including email addresses) of three (3) individuals into the online application. The system will then prompt each person to submit the reference online.

    A reference should be a faculty member, advisor, employer or other person familiar with the applicant's work and character. The recommendations may not be obtained from family members, friends, etc. Make sure each reference is willing to submit this electronically, and inform him or her that they will be receiving an email from “KU Medical Center <help@applyweb.com>” requesting them to submit a reference for you online.

  • Review the program's Technical Standards and Requirements

  • English Language Proficiency
    All applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency through either the TOEFL or IELTS testing systems. The test must have been taken within two (2) years of the first semester of enrollment. Results must be provided directly to KUMC by the testing service using ETS school code 6895. Photocopies of scores will not be accepted.

  • Transcripts
    Arrange to have one official copy of each transcript from every college and university that you have attended sent directly to KU Medical Center at the following address:
    Student Services / Office of Admissions
    Mail Stop 4029
    3901 Rainbow Blvd
    Kansas City, KS 66160

International Students:
An applicant is considered an international student if he or she requires a visa, or currently resides in the U.S. with non-immigrant status, or currently resides in the U.S. while applying for permanent residency. Additional requirements and documentation, such as proof of English language proficiency, are required for international students to become eligible for KU programs. Please review the information for international students before applying.


Online Application and Fee

Note: Partial or incomplete applications may not be reviewed.

Using the link above, please submit your completed application and pay the application fee. The application fee is paid when you click SUMBIT from the online application. Applicants can pay by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or by electronic check. U.S. banks only. Application fees are non-refundable. Electronic checks will be held for approximately six business days while the check clears.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University's programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY.

Last modified: Sep 18, 2014

Applications for this program must be received by February 1 to qualify for the next year's class.

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Information for Non-Degree-Seeking Students

Advising and campus visits are available Monday-Friday by appointment. Please email healthprofessions@kumc.edu for information.

For advising on the KU Lawrence campus, please see the KU Undergraduate Advising Center at 785-864-2834, TTY 711, or visit Strong Hall Room 132.

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