How to Apply

Admission Requirements

Students applying for the Graduate Certificate in Molecular and Biomedical Sciences must meet the following requirements for admission:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college
  • Must have completed all pre-med courses
  • Applicants should have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 to be competitive in the application process.

Although no MCAT is required for admission to the program, a competitive MCAT (greater than 500) is required for eventual enrollment into the College of Medicine’s MD Program.

Applications are open

Applications are now open for an August 2024 start. The last day to apply will be June 15, 2024.

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Finalizing Admission File

The Graduate Certificate Admissions Committee only reviews completed applications on a rolling basis as they are received. Any missing documents must have been sent by June 15, 2024. You may check the status of your application by logging on to your MyFIU student portal and the graduate certificate application portal.

For additional questions regarding the status of an application, applicants should call 305-348-9064 or email

Steps to Apply

  • 1. Complete the College of Medicine Graduate Certificate Departmental Application

    In addition to submitting the University Graduate School application, each applicant must also complete the graduate certificate departmental application and submit a minimum of two letters of recommendation. There is no charge to submit the departmental application. 

    Submit your application as soon as possible to ensure that your recommenders have enough time to write your letter of recommendation.

  • 2. Complete the FIU University Graduate School Admissions Application

    The FIU Graduate School Admissions application must be completed online. Applicants must create a user account with login credentials. After logging in,  select "Graduate Certificate," use the drop-down menu and click "Graduate Certificate in Molecular and Biomedical Sciences."

    Each applicant must include an email address in their application. All communications, including admissions decisions from the FIU University Graduate School Admissions Office, are sent to applicants via email. Applicants should ensure that their email settings allow communication from

    Applications do not have to be completed in one sitting. Changes may be made multiple times by signing into the user account. However, once the application has been submitted, it will be delivered to the Graduate Admissions Office electronically and will no longer be accessible to the applicant. Supplemental material may be uploaded.

    There is a $30 application fee, which may be paid with a major credit card. Please note that applications are not processed until the application fee is paid.

    State residency documents are required regardless of Florida resident status. The documents must be uploaded with your Graduate School Admissions Application.

    A Panther ID is assigned upon receipt of the online application. It is sent via email along with the confirmation of receipt of the application.

  • 3. Submit Official Transcripts

    Official transcripts must be submitted for each college or university an applicant has attended. Transcripts must come directly from the issuing institution to FIU in sealed envelopes or via secure electronic contact to the University Graduate School. Applicants who have attended FIU or are currently attending FIU do not need to submit an FIU transcript.

    Official transcripts can be submitted electronically to

    Transcripts sent via mail or courier services should be sent to:

    Courier services
    Modesto A. Maidique Campus, BT 201
    11200 S.W. 8th Street
    Miami, FL 33199

    Regular mail
    FIU Graduate Admissions
    P.O. Box 659004
    Miami, FL 33265-9004


  • 4. Letters of Recommendation

    Each applicant must have a minimum of two letters of recommendation submitted. It's preferred that letters of recommendation be from science faculty members. Letters of recommendation from friends or family members should not be submitted and will not be considered. Strong letters attesting to a strong educational background, motivation, analytical skills and promise as a health professional are deemed important by the admissions committee.

    Do not request letters of recommendation through the University Graduate School Application. In the departmental application, each applicant will list the names of their recommenders with their respective emails. After you submit your application, the system will email the recommenders with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation on behalf of the applicant.

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Tuition and Fees

The estimated tuition and fees for the Graduate Certificate in Molecular and Biomedical Sciences will be $21,000* and can be paid in two to four installments per semester.

Federal loans aren’t available for this program. However, students are encouraged to meet with the Office of Financial Assistance to discuss ways to pay for the program.

Students enrolled in the certificate program can apply for the Tracey A. Weiler, Ph.D. Educational Scholarship. For other scholarships and funding opportunities, visit the Office of Scholarships.

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*All costs are estimated and subject to change. Only U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible for the guaranteed interview or acceptance into the HWCOM MD program. A minimum cohort is needed to launch the program.