Admission Requirements

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In order for your application to be processed, you are required to submit an application fee of $50. We will send you a link with payment instructions within 24-48 hours to the email you list on your application. CUSM uses PayPal as a payment service.

Admission Requirements

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates for Prospective MBS Applicants

The MBS Admissions Team has recently implemented a number of technological upgrades to our admissions system. This allows us to remotely process your application.


We do ask that applicants provide electronic documents, when able, to ensure the speedy review of their application. Applicants can upload documents via here in the application system or email them directly to MBSAdmissions@cusm.org and we will attach them for you. Unofficial copies of transcripts are accepted for initial review during this time. Please be aware that if you are admitted, we will require your official documents to be submitted by the end of your first semester at CUSM-SOM. If you are unable to obtain an electronic version of your documents, or have any concerns about your application, please reach out to April Little – Recruitment and Admissions, at littlea@cusm.org or MBSAdmissions@cusm.org.


Applicant must hold a bachelor's (baccalaureate) degree* from a regionally-accredited undergraduate college or university in the US or an equivalent degree from a non-US accredited undergraduate university, verified for equivalency (course by course with GPA) by a transcript evaluation agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES)..


Application

In order for your application to be processed, you are required to submit an application fee of $50. We will send you payment instructions on the email you list on your application. CUSM uses PayPal as a payment service.


Academic Transcripts

Official transcripts
Please submit only from the college or university attended where you obtained your bachelor’s degree. The term “official” in this case means a complete academic record, including courses, grades, GPA, and degrees received.

We can receive transcripts via eScript and Parchment. Check with your school for their preferred method.

  • Electronically: registrar@cusm.org or
  • Only if your school processes by mail: California University of Science and Medicine (CUSM)
    Office of Student Affairs & Admissions
    Attn: Evelyn Cobian, Registrar Coordinator
    1501 Violet Street
    Colton, CA 92324
    *Please notify us if you will be using the mail option.

What if I will or have finished all my degree requirements but my degree will not be recorded for several weeks/months?
Please submit a copy of your unofficial transcript along with a formal letter verifying that you have met all degree requirements. Please have your college Registrar’s or Records Office forward a formal letter to MBSAdmissions@cusm.org.

Unofficial Transcripts
From all other colleges or universities where you did not obtain a degree. This information will be used in the applicant review process. Please submit unofficial transcripts to MBSAdmissions@cusm.org.
The term “unofficial” in this case means that your transcript is an online version with just a list of credits and grades. There is no signature, seal, or information on your full degree.

An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 and above is preferred, with a minimum GPA of 2.8.


Letter of Evaluation/Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation (or one committee letter from the applicant's college or university within a two-year timeframe).

  • Please have your recommenders submit directly to the Admissions office electronically via MBSAdmissions@cusm.org.
  • We also accept letters of recommendation via Interfolio.


Personal Statement/CV

  • Please upload both your personal statement and CV with your application or you may submit a copy electronically to MBSAdmissions@cusm.org.
  • Personal Statement Guidelines: In your personal statement please address 1) how your background has prepared you for the CUSM MBS program and 2) how the CUSM MBS program fits with your personal goals. Word limit = 250 words.


MCAT, GRE, DAT, or other professional school test scores

  • Standardized test (e.g. GRE, MCAT, DAT) are not required to be eligible for admission. However, any reported scores will be available to the admissions committee.


Application Review Process

Following receipt of all required credentials, the Admissions Committee will review all materials for consideration of acceptance into the program. Notification of acceptances will be emailed during the admissions cycle.


Applications – Class of 2022 (matriculation date of August 2021)

  • Applications open - February 3, 2021
  • Application submission deadline for priority review - May 31, 2021
  • Application Deadline - June 30, 2021


Additional Program Information

Applicants must provide consent to the following CUSM-MBS requirements for students who are accepted for enrollment. Prior to matriculation, the student must:

  1. Provide consent to the following background checks, which are required before the matriculating year.
    1. National, state, and county criminal background check
    2. Substance abuse screening
    3. Proof of immunization status (see below)
  2. Must meet the immunization requirements set by CUSM. A detailed set of instructions will be provided with the Acceptance Letter.
  3. Must attend the CUSM-MBS orientation program.

Applicant must be a US citizen, be a permanent resident, or have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status with social security number.

All CUSM- MBS classes are conducted in English. CUSM- MBS does not offer any English language service, including English as a second language (ESL) courses. The student must have the ability to read and write English at the level of a graduate of a US college or university as demonstrated by the possession of a college diploma. Applicants who are not graduates of a US college or university are required to take and submit scores from the TOEFL examination. A minimum score of 550 is required on the TOEFL paper examination while a minimum score of 80 is required on the TOEFL iBT. Contact CUSM Office of Admissions for details.



Important note:

* Prospective MBS students are responsible for determining and completing the prerequisites coursework for their target professional program and institution (e.g., biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, and mathematics). Target health professional programs may include medical, dental, and pharmacy schools.

Note: Please see also the "Immunization Requirements, Criminal Background Checks, and Drug Testing" section in the MBS Student Handbook.