Apply for our Clinical Anatomy Programs

Important Dates

Application Process

  • Application review and interviews will begin after the final application deadline.
  • Highly qualified applicants will be invited to an interview. Interviews are conducted by invitation only.
  • UNE communicates all status updates, notifications, and admissions decisions via email. Please ensure that the email address provided in your application is accurate and active.

For specific academic dates, please view the UNE Academic Calendar.

Admissions Requirements


The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine participates in the Graduate Centralized Application Service (GradCAS). All applicants are required to apply online through this service.

Degree Requirement

  • Completion of bachelor’s degree from a U.S. regionally accredited institution, or international equivalent, prior to matriculation.
  • All applicants are required to submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Official transcripts should be sent directly to GradCAS. Please refer to the GradCAS application for instructions.

GPA Requirements

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 at the time of application (inclusive of all coursework taken with no forgiveness for retakes).
  • Minimum science GPA of 2.8 at the time of application (inclusive of all coursework taken with no forgiveness for retakes).
  • All applicants must meet our minimum GPA requirement to be considered for admission.

Prerequisite Coursework Requirements

Course Subject Course Credits Course Details
General Biology I and II 8 semester or 12 quarter credits Labs Required
General Chemistry I and II 8 semester or 12 quarter credits Labs Required
Physics I 4 semester or 6–8 quarter credits Labs Required
Behavioral Science 6 semester or 9 quarter credits View the list of acceptable course types to fulfill the Behavioral Science prerequisite requirement (PDF)
English/Humanities 6 semester or 9 quarter credits View the list of acceptable course types to fulfill the English/Humanities prerequisite requirement (PDF)

Additional Recommended Courses

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Cell/Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Math/Statistics
  • Biochemistry

Other Prerequisite Coursework Considerations

  • Pass/Fail courses are acceptable for prerequisite courses taken in spring 2020 only.
  • All prerequisite courses must be successfully completed with a grade of “C” or better (“C minus” grades are not acceptable).
  • Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) test credit can be accepted towards prerequisite requirements. To apply AP or IB test credits towards prerequisite requirements, the credits must be broken down by subject on the undergraduate transcript. An official letter from the registrar, including subject breakdown, is also acceptable.
  • Prerequisite courses may be in-progress or planned at the time of application. However, all courses must be successfully completed with an official transcript submitted to the Office of Graduate Admission prior to matriculation.

All planned or in-progress coursework must be listed on the GradCAS application at the time of application submission; not doing so will result in the applicant not meeting all admissions requirements and therefore will not be eligible for admission review.

Online courses offered through UNE’s Online Science Prerequisites as well as online courses from other regionally accredited U.S. colleges or universities are acceptable.

Letters of Recommendation

Three (3) letters of recommendation are required* – submitted via GradCAS

At least one recommendation must come from a science professor/faculty researcher. The admissions committee seeks evaluation letters that outline a holistic description of the applicant, including information on student engagement, interpersonal skills, character, and professionalism.

  • UNE COM prefers that all letters of evaluation be submitted directly through GradCAS.
  • Evaluation letters from Interfolio are acceptable, as long as the letter is sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admission by the letter writer.

*Letters from friends or family members are not acceptable

CV or Resume

  • All applicants should upload a current CV or resume to their application in GradCAS.

Personal Statement

  • Please refer to the GradCAS application for additional information and instructions.


  • Interviews are a required part of the application process. Highly qualified applicants will be invited to an interview. All interviews are conducted by invitation only.
  • UNE COM reserves the right to adjust interview dates, modalities, and processes as needed. Applicants will be notified immediately if changes to the format or timing of interviews occur at any point during the cycle.

International Applicants

International applicants and those with foreign degrees and coursework are required to satisfy the following additional requirements:

  • Official credential evaluation by World Education Service (WES), confirming degree and grade/course equivalency to that of a U.S. bachelor’s degree. Please submit the WES ICAP course-by-course evaluation. The completed credential evaluation should be sent directly to GradCAS Please refer to the International Admissions section of the UNE website for more information on the type of credential evaluation required for application review.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate written and spoken fluency through the successful completion of an English language proficiency test.
  • Applicants should refer to the English Language Proficiency page on the UNE website for specific information and minimum score requirements.

Other Requirements

Prior to matriculation, accepted and deposited students will be required to complete the following compliance requirements or may have their acceptance offer rescinded without return of deposit:

  • Completion of physical examination with proof of up-to-date immunization status. Please refer to UNE’s Student Health Center for detailed information.
  • Satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen prior to matriculation, as well as periodically throughout the program (as required by UNE COM and clinical training sites).
  • All students must have the ability to meet all Academic and Technical Standards of UNE COM.

All materials submitted as part of the application become the property of UNE and will not be returned or released to anyone, including the applicant. This policy includes letters of reference, primary and secondary applications, personal statements, transcripts, and other supporting materials.

Policy Exceptions

  • Policies are established to ensure fair and consistent admissions practice for all applicants to the university and its programs.
  • All criteria presented in this summary are subject to change per professional accreditation requirements, changes in curriculum and/or other institutional standards, and clinical affiliation requirements.
  • Exceptions to existing admission policies are rare and made only when it is deemed necessary and appropriate to maintain fair and consistent practice for all candidates, not individual candidates.

Advanced Standing

  • No advanced standing placement is available.

Experiential Learning

  • No credit is awarded for experiential learning.

M.S. in Clinical Anatomy Admissions FAQ

How can I find out about the status of my application to UNE’s Master of Science in Clinical Anatomy?

You will receive an email confirming receipt of your verified application from the Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment. All communication from Graduate Admissions and Recruitment will be sent to the email address listed on your GradCAS application. If you wish to check the status of your application please email the Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment.

Does state residency play a role in admissions to UNE’s Master of Science in Clinical Anatomy?

There are no quotas for Maine or New England students. Prospective students from all geographic regions are encouraged to apply for admission.

Can I update or make changes to my M.S. in Clinical Anatomy application post-submission?

Yes, updates can be made post-submission. Experiences can be added, but edits of previously submitted information is not allowed. Coursework can be updated; however, updates are not verified and will not affect any GPA calculations. See more information about updating your GradCAS application

I am reapplying to UNE’s Master of Science in Clinical Anatomy. What do I need to do?

Applicants reapplying to the UNE Master of Science in Clinical Anatomy program need to resubmit all application materials for any new cycle in which they apply, including: primary CAS application, transcripts, letters of recommendation, written statements and responses, fees and payments, and any additional required documentation. Applicants should also actively update their experiences, extracurricular activities, clinical involvement, and volunteering each cycle as well, to reflect the most up-to-date engagement.