admission requirements

Before completing and submitting the application, please review all instructions.

Application Deadlines

Ph.D. Program: February 17, 2017

M.S.P.H. Program: May 12, 2017

Application Process

  1. Application: Click here for the Application for Admission to the School of Graduate Studies and Research.
  2. Application fee: A $45 fee will be collected online at the time of the application submission—please do not send payment directly to Meharry.
    *Students may request a fee waiver for the PhD program if they have participated in NIH-NIGMS programs such as Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC), Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE), Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) or other research enhancement programs.
  3. Photo: Please upload your application photo prior to submitting your completed application.
  4. Statement of Purpose: This statement is part of the application and should discuss the applicant's preparation for graduate school and reasons for pursuing a graduate degree.
  5. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work.
  6. Official scores from the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  7. International applicants are required to submit the TOEFL score and official transcripts, reviewed by the following:
    International Education Services (IES)
    World Education Services (WES)
    Global Credential Evaluators (GCE)
    Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)
  8. Letters of recommendation: Two (2) letters of recommendation from faculty or persons who are qualified to certify as to the applicant's abilities or character before the respective deadlines, along with the Recommendation Cover Form for each letter.
  9. Please contact if you encounter any difficulties creating your account.
  10. Enrollment takes place in August each year.

Assistance for preparing for the GRE and TOEFL exams can be found at the following link:

All credentials should be sent directly to:
Meharry Medical College
Office of Admissions and Recruitment
1005 Dr. D.B. Todd, Jr. Boulevard
Nashville, Tennessee 37208

M.S.P.H. Program
Dr. William Washington:

Ph.D. Program
Dr. Evangeline Motley:
Phone: 615.327.6533

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