Apply to IMSD

Eligibility Requirements

Admittance into KU IMSD is competitive. U.S. citizens or legal residents who are enrolled as full time students at KU are eligible to apply. Students who are accepted into the program must intend to apply to a graduate program in the sciences and have a serious interest in a career in biomedical research.


Pre-applications are accepted throughout the year. To inquire about the status of your application, please contact theIMSD program coordinator.


KU Undergraduate Pre-Applications

The first step in the IMSD application process is to submit a pre-application. The pre-application is designed to confirm applicants' eligibility prior to completing the official application. You may complete the pre-application online or download the pre-application form as a PDF.

You will receive notification if you are selected to complete an official application. If you have been selected to complete an official application, two letters of recommendation should be submitted along with the application. Submit all materials to the IMSD program coordinator:

Lynn S. Villafuerte
Program Coordinator
1002A Haworth Hall
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045-7534


Best Wishes to the following IMSD Scholars who will be entering Ph.D. Programs in the Fall of 2013!

Lauren Beesley, Biostatistics Training in Cancer Research, Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Michigan.

Matthew Behymer, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Kansas.

Kim Box, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University.

Dagoberto Heredia, Department of Psychology, Texas A&M University, with support from a Diversity Graduate Fellowship.

Deena Rennerfeldt, Department of Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with support from an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.  

Rodolfo Torres, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, with support from an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and a Chancellor Scholarship.

Science Career Path

Science Career Path (SCP) is an online resource to help students learn more about graduate study and career opportunities in science and mathematics. This mentoring system contains videos with a variety of perspectives and advice to answer questions you might have in your own career path.

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