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Admissions to AEP Biomedical & Health

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The School for the Future of Innovation in Society encourages applications from students of diverse backgrounds.  To be eligible for admission, students are required to hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) or a graduate degree from a regionally accredited College or University of recognized standing. Students are also strongly encouraged to have prior relevant education, training, or experience in science and technology policy. Students must also hold a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (on a scale where 4.0=A) in the last 60 hours of a student's first bachelor's degree program. While the GRE is not required, transcripts from each university/college you have attended are required in addition to a personal statement, resume, and two letters of recommendation. Admissions are conducted for Fall and Spring terms.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

The MA in Applied Ethics and the Professions - Biomedical and Health Ethics admits a priority cohort of students each year to begin study in the fall semester. Applications are accepted October – February 15 if students want to begin the program the following August.  Additional applications are accepted on a rolling basis for admission at any time. Applications received after February 15 will be reviewed if there is space remaining in the program.  You may be interviewed before being admitted to the program.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

The Applied Ethics and the Professions - Biomedical and Health Ethics application process:

  1. Initiate an online ASU Graduate Admissions Application through the Graduate College web site (http://graduate.asu.edu/admissions).
  2. Complete the "General Information Section." You will be asked to enter information on universities that you have attended and GPAs.
  3. Complete the Degree Section.
  • Click "Find Your Degree/Certificate Program"
  • Select "Tempe" as your degree program campus.
  • Search for and select "Master’s in Applied Ethics and the Professions, Biomedical and Health Ethics" as your degree program.
  • Identify any faculty, students or staff you have been in contact with about the degree program.
  • Request two Letters of Recommendation from people who can evaluate your potential for success in this program. These letters must be submitted using the online application system.  As you move through the steps in the online application, you will be asked to enter the email addresses for the two people who will be writing your recommendations.  The ASU Graduate College online application system will automatically contact them with information on how to log in to the online system and upload the Letter of Recommendation.
  • Prepare and upload a Personal Statement.
  • Prepare and upload a current Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
  • Submit the online ASU Graduate Admissions Application.
  • Pay the Application Fee. 
  • Have official transcripts* sent to ASU.  One set of official transcripts from every college and university from which a Bachelors or higher degree was earned should be sent to:
      • If sending by U.S. Mail, use this address:
        Arizona State University
        Graduate Admission Services
        PO Box 870112    
        Tempe, AZ 85287-0112  
      • If sending by FedEx, DHL or UPS, use this address:
        Graduate Admission Services
        Arizona State University
        1151 S. Forest Avenue, #SSV112
        Tempe, AZ 85287-0112
    • ASU transcripts do not need to be sent. If additional transcripts are required, Graduate College will notify you.
    • International Applicants – more information on requirements for international academic credentials (https://students.asu.edu/graduate/international).
      * Original academic credentials issued by the registrar of the institution attended, bearing the original raised or colored seal of the institution and the signature of your institution's registrar, academic official, or recognized international organization.
  • If appropriate, complete and submit a paper copy of the Financial Guarantee Form (https://students.asu.edu/international/immigration).  This form must be completed by anyone who will attend ASU while holding an F-1 or J-1 visa. Send the form to:
      • If sending by U.S. Mail, use this address:
        Arizona State University
        Graduate Admission Services
        PO Box 871003
        Tempe, AZ 85287-1003
      • If sending by FedEx, DHL or UPS, use this address:
        Graduate Admission Services
        Arizona State University
        1151 S. Forest Avenue, #SSV112
        Tempe, AZ 85287-0112
    1. If you are from a country whose native language is not English, you must provide proof of English proficiency.  Acceptable proof is as follows:
      • TOEFL score of at least 550 (PBT) or 80 (iBT)
      • IELTS overall band score of at least 6.5 with no band below 6.0
      • Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of at least 60

      More information on English Proficiency is available on Graduate College web site (https://students.asu.edu/graduate/proficiency).