Program Application Process
Each applicant must submit:
- Application to the University of Utah Graduate School
- Previous transcripts
- Statement of purpose: Describe your career status, reasons for applying to the program, and career development objectives; identify your areas of interest in clinical investigation and outline ideas for one or more possible research projects that you will pursue during your MS training.
- Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation are required. One of these letters for Tracks 1 and 2 must be from the faculty mentor at the University of Utah; this is the researcher who has committed to providing research mentorship for the applicant’s degree research. For Track 2 applicants this letter should state that the MSCI protected time statement has been reviewed and accepted.
- Curriculum vitae
How Do I Apply?
1. Contact us
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, to let us know who you are and that you will be applying. This is especially important for Track 1 students who are currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Utah.
2. Arrange for transcripts
Have your transcripts sent to the University admissions office. Do this early because delay in receiving transcripts will hold up the University admissions process. Have official transcripts mailed to:
University of Utah, Admissions Office 201 South 1460 East, Room 250S Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9057
3. Complete the online application
Fill out the University of Utah 'Apply Yourself' online application. On the program information page under "Program of Interest", select Clinical Investigation MS as your intended graduate program and degree.
With the application you will upload (as a .doc or .pdf):
- Unofficial transcripts
- Your CV
- Your statement of purpose (see above), and
- Names of individuals who will provide "letters of reference", which for this program should be the letters committing mentorship and protected time as described above.
You are not required to complete your online application in one sitting. The application allows you to save your application and return later to continue.
4. Have recommendation and protected time letters sent
Request that these letters (see above for description) are sent electronically via the ApplyYourself website.
ADDITIONAL STEPS REQUIRED FOR INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENT APPLICANTS
5. Apply for I-20 Certificate of Eligibility
After completing the online graduate student application (Step #3), students must then apply for an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility. An I-20 is necessary to apply for an F-1 student visa through a U.S. Consulate abroad or to maintain F-1 student status in the United States. The University of Utah begins processing I-20 Certificates of Eligibility for students after they have been admitted.
To learn how to apply for the I-20 Certificate of Eligibility, please visit:
6. Apply for F-1 Student Visa
Once you have received your I-20, you can apply for your F-1 visa. To acquire this, you must fill out the online visa application, pay the non-refundable application fee, and schedule a visa interview at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate (excluding citizens of Canada and Bermuda.)
6.1 - PAY THE NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION STUDENT & EXCHANGE VISITOR UNFORMATION SYSTEM (SEVIS) I-901 FEE
- Only students with a new SEVIS number are required to pay the fee - Print the receipt as proof of payment for your visa interview
6.2 - COMPLETE THE ONLINE VISA APPLICATION
Once completed, print the application form confirmation page to bring to your visa interview - You will be required to upload a photo to complete the application
6.3 - SCHEDULE VISA INTERVIEW
Schedule a visa interview at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Be sure to take all required documents with you to the interview, including:
- Passport - Nonimmigrant Visa Application (Form DA-160) - Application Fee payment receipt - I-20 Certificate of Eligibility - Additional documents may be required. Review instructions on the website of the Embassy or Consulate where you will apply.
7. Register for International Student Orientation
All international students (F-1 or J-1 student visa) are required to attend International Student Orientation during their first semester at the University of Utah. Additionally, students who have not been enrolled at the University for three consecutive semesters or more must attend this orientation again. For more information, please visit the International Student and Scholar Services website.