Health Research Graduate Program

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Below you will find Frequently Asked Questions about the program. To learn the answers to these questions, click on the plus sign or the question text to expand the dropdown. Questions and answers have been grouped under the following topics: Admissions, Financial Aid, Curriculum and More Information.


How do I apply?

Applications to the Health Research program are submitted through the GradCAS application system. A $119 fee will be charged at the time of application.

When should I apply?

Applications to the Health Research program at NEOMED must be completed by:

  • Summer Admission: April 30
  • Fall Admission: July 16

What are the application requirements?

Applicants will need:

    • To have earned a Bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an accredited college or university
    • To have maintained an undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.0
    • To hold up-to-date licensure, in the case of practicing professionals
    • To exhibit a strong desire to enroll in health research coursework
    • To submit a personal statement; single spaced, minimum one page, not to exceed three pages that answers: Why are you an ideal candidate? Why do you want to earn a degree/certificate in Health Research? Personal statements will be evaluated by the program admissions committee.
    • To submit official transcripts from all institutions you have taken courses at. This includes both undergraduate and graduate courses.
    • To submit one letter of recommendation from previous or current faculty, mentors, or colleagues (Letter must not come from family members or friends, or from educators/mentors prior to your undergraduate education)
    • To complete a NEOMED online admissions application, including payment of the $119 application fee
  • Application requirements are also listed here.

When will I find out the decision regarding my application?

Decisions are made as complete application packages are submitted. A complete application package includes each of the items listed here. Application review and admission decisions may take up to three business weeks from the application deadline.

If accepted to the program, when would classes begin?

Classes for the Health Research program will begin:

  • Summer Admission: Beginning of June
  • Fall Admission: Late August

Financial aid

What is the cost of the program?

The Health Research program costs $627 per credit hour, with an additional $11 per credit hour for out of state students. For credit hour information, visit the Health Research Curriculum Webpage.

Should I submit my FAFSA prior to applying to the program?

An applicant’s FAFSA can be submitted prior to application but it is not required to be completed beforehand.


Where can I find a list of required courses for the program?

More information

How can I learn more about the program?


College of Graduate Studies
Phone: 330.325.6499

Health Research

College of Graduate Studies