Enrolling in a graduate program is a big step, and we understand that you’ve got lots of questions. Here are answers to some commonly asked questions that will hopefully help with your decision
The application process opens on March 1 of each year. We use the Postbac Centralized Application System (PostbacCAS) for all application materials. Detailed application requirements and the Link to Apply are available on the MSPCS Admissions Page.
Applicants are notified by email when all application materials have been received (online application, transcripts, test scores and two letters of recommendation). All application materials must be received before an applicant’s file is complete and ready for review for admission. Application files must be complete by the application deadline for consideration for fall admission.
Applicants should contact the School of Medicine Admissions Office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if they have not received an email and want to know which materials are missing from their file.
Yes, if the coursework counted as part of your degree. You also must submit transcripts for post baccalaureate coursework taken to meet the requirements for MSPCS admission and transcripts for all graduate or professional degree coursework that you have completed. Detailed application requirements and the Link to Apply are available on the MSPCS Admissions Page.
All applicants are required to submit either GRE, MCAT or DAT scores taken within the last two years. Detailed directions for submitting test score reports are provided in our PostbacCAS application
Test scores are not required for graduate degree holders, but these applicants must provide an official transcript showing their graduate course work and degree award.
Do not take your professional school entrance exam (MCAT, DAT, etc.) until you have fully prepared!
If you need a test score for MSPCS admissions, please take the general GRE exam, scheduling the test so that scores are available before the application deadline and making your best attempt to do well on this exam.
For GRE score report transmission from ETS to PostbacCAS, use Designated Institution (DI) Code 0641 for Mercer University School of Medicine PostBacCAS.
No. You will need to download your score report as a pdf from your online account and upload it in the Required Documents Section of your PostbacCAS application. The score report should include a verification code and your AMCAS ID.
Only Letters of Recommendation can be transferred from your M.D. application. After submitting your application, you must contact the School of Medicine Admissions Office at 478-300-5423 or email@example.com to request that letters be transferred from your M.D. application to your MSPCS application. Please note that PostbacCAS requires that at least one LOR be submitted through the PostbacCAS portal.
You must submit official transcripts and test scores to the PostbacCAS portal following the instructions in the application.
First, try to download your official score report from the testing service website. If that is not an option, then you must scan the official paper report that you received from the testing service. Please upload your score report as a PDF file in the PostbacCAS portal following the instructions in the application.
All tests must have been taken within the two previous calendar years.
DAT: 17 (academic average)
GRE: 300 (verbal and quantitative component scores of 148 or above)
The minimum GPA for admission is 2.8. Historically, the average undergraduate GPA for each class has been 3.23 – 3.25. The Admissions Committee places more weight on academic performance during the junior and senior years. Use the application essay to explain academic difficulty or gaps in your academic transcript (such as leaves of absence).
Letters: Two letters are required. Make sure these letters are submitted on time and are written by people who have supervised your work and know you well. Letters from employment supervisors are acceptable. At least one letter from an academic professor is preferred.
Essay: Clearly explain your reasons for seeking admission, your career goals, and your experiences related to your career goals. Include reasons for any academic deficiencies on your transcript or for time away from academic studies. Please proofread your essay to correct typographical errors and to make sure that your statements are clear and logical. The essay is part of the online application.
The MSPCS program does offer a linkage to the Mercer University School of Medicine Doctor of Medicine Program. More details about the application process and admission requirements are available on the MSPCS Linkage Program page.
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