We're thrilled that you're looking to join the USU family! This country depends on dedicated members of each generation who are interested in solving the healthcare problems facing our Service members and their families. Whether you're interested in a career in research, policy, a hospital, or the field, we can't wait to see what you do as a USU alum.  

Our downloadable "What You Need to Know" brochure will also be a helpful tool for you as you explore your options for a career as a military physician -- whether through USU or the through the Armed Force Health Professions Scholarship Program.  Learn more. 

As You Begin

Make sure you’ve reviewed any degree specific requirements found on your program's page in the Catalog. For more information, visit the Office of the University Registrar.



A 5-step process for how to apply can be found on the Application Process page with step-by-step instructions for what to expect while applying to the School of Medicine. For more details about eligibility, documentation requirements, and who to contact if you're a military applicant, check the Application Requirements page.



All applicants to USU Graduate Programs are required to submit an online application form, a statement of purpose, and if applicable, a set of specified additional credentials to support the application. USU gives careful consideration to all available information about each applicant and selects students on a competitive basis without regard to race, color, sex, creed or national origin. There is no Application Fee.


  • Applicants must be US citizens
  • Each applicant must complete a baccalaureate degree program from an accredited academic institution before matriculation at USU. The DoD requires that candidates are US citizens and have received a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university in the US, Canada, or Puerto Rico ( DODI, E1.1.2).


Submit Your Online Application Form and Statement of Purpose.


Once you have applied to one of our graduate programs, you will need to send the following required documents via mail or email:

  • Official college transcripts, and transcripts of all previous graduate studies in official sealed envelopes
    • mailed directly to USU from your university's registrar
    • mailed by you, unopened, in your self-assembled application packet
    • Electronically from a secure site formally linked from the sending institution, emailed to (schools located in the United States only. We do not accept electronic transcripts from any institution overseas.)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, taken no more than two years before the time of application. The school code for the GRE is 5824 (both the Department and Institution code).  NOTE: GRE scores are being waived for academic year 2022 due to COVID-19. 
    • Waivers for the 2-year requirement are considered on a case-by-case basis.
    • Some Master’s degree programs will waive the GRE requirement if you already have received an advanced degree, such as MD, PhD, DDS, or DVM. Waiver requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty members under whom the applicant has studied submitted via email or regular mail. We strongly recommend the online submission of letters of recommendation.
  • A complete Curriculum Vitae emailed to
  • Each program may have degree-specific requirements.


After you have submitted your application and have requested that transcripts, test scores, and letters of recommendation be sent to our office, please email us at to determine if your application is complete. Please allow up to two to five business days for processing of your materials.

If you have any questions about the application process, please call us at (301) 295-9474 or (301) 295-3913 or email


Complete applications must be received by December 1st to receive full consideration for Fall matriculation. We will continue to accept supporting application materials until January 15. The Admissions Committee will start the review process on January 15.



Applicants interested in the MD/PhD program must apply to both programs. If the applicant is accepted into the MD program but not accepted into a PhD program, they may still continue the medical school application process.

  1. Apply directly to the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine using the American Medical Colleges Application Service (AMCAS). Applicants must indicate their interest in the MD/PhD program on the AMCAS application. All information for applying to the MD Program can be found here.
  2. Submit a separate PhD program application through our Graduate School.


Enlisted to medical degree preparatory program (eMDP2) ADMISSIONS PROCESS

Each of the military services (Army, Marines, Navy, and Air Force) require candidates to submit application packets that include a summary of their service records, recommendation letters from supervisors and commanders, medical qualification status, standardized test scores, college transcripts, and a personal statement. For more information, visit the EMDP2 Degree Description page.