Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences

Admissions Requirements

Admissions documents required:

  1. AACOMAS Application
  2. MCAT Score
  3. OSU-COM Supplemental Application
  4. Letters of Recommendation

Once all of the above documents are received, an applicant will be considered for an on-campus interview. Applicants invited for a personal interview must participate to qualify for further consideration.

Admissions Criteria

The OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine recruits and considers applications for admission from all qualified candidates without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, qualified disability, religion,  sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran's status, genetic information or age.

Preference is given to applicants from Oklahoma. Non-U.S. citizens who do not have a permanent resident visa (“green card”) at the time of application cannot be considered for admission.

Competitive Applicant Criteria

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.6
  • Science GPA of 3.6
  • MCAT score of 27
  • Clinical Experience and Community  Involvement experience (i.e., physician shadowing, medical field hands-on experience, medical certifications, community service)
  • Multiple upper-division (3000-4000 level) science courses within previous 12 months (3-5 strongly preferred)
  • Early application (begin June 1 of the year before planned matriculation)

Minimum Performance Criteria

At the time of application:

  • 3.0 overall GPA (on 4.0 scale)
  • Pre-professional science GPA of at least 2.75 (on 4.0 scale)
  • Minimum of 7.0 (21 total)* on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)
    • MCAT Must be taken within three years prior to application.

* As of Spring 2015, the MCAT has changed to a new exam format. The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education will specify the appropriate new minimum MCAT score based on the same percentile ranking for the new scoring system as the percentile ranking of the scores under the previous scoring system. OSU-COM will continue to accept the old MCAT scores along with the new MCAT scores. The MCAT must be taken within three years of the application cycle to meet admissions requirements.

At the time of entry:

  • Completion of at least three years (90 semester hours) and not less than 75 percent of the courses required for a baccalaureate degree at a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Satisfactory completion of the following courses with no grade below “C” (2.0 on a 4.0 scale):
    • English, 6 semester hours
    • Biology, 8 semester hours (including laboratory)
    • Physics, 8 semester hours (including laboratory)
    • General Chemistry, 8 semester hours (including lab)
    • Organic Chemistry, 8 semester hours (including lab)
  • At least one upper division (3000-4000) level science course, including but not limited to:
    • Human Anatomy or Comparative Anatomy
    • Biochemistry
    • Microbiology
    • Molecular Biology
    • Histology
    • Cellular Biology
    • Embryology
    • Physiology
  • Meet the requirements of OSU-COM’s Technical Standards Policy.

Admission Decisions

The admissions committee recommends applicants for admissions. Final selection of candidates to be offered admission is made by the Dean. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements to be considered for admission.

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