UK Graduate School Requirements

The minimum requirements for admission to this certificate are the same as those in effect for post-baccalaureate status (see below). Students who already are or will be enrolled in a degree program, or those who simply apply for post-baccalaureate (non-degree) status in order to complete the certificate, are eligible to apply for admission.

Applicants for admission to a graduate certificate must be approved for admission by the certificate director, who shall notify the UK Graduate School in writing of the student’s admission. A student should apply and be admitted to the graduate certificate prior to taking any classes that will be counted towards completion of the certificate.

Admission to or award of a graduate certificate does not guarantee admission to a degree program in the same or any other discipline.

The graduate certificate in anatomical sciences Instruction may limit admissions so that the faculty and other resources available to the curriculum are not overwhelmed.

Post-baccalaureate Students

An application for admission to the UK Graduate School as a post-baccalaureate graduate student should be filed in the admissions office at least two weeks in advance of the registration date for the term in which the student plans to enroll. An original or a photocopy of a transcript showing an awarded bachelors degree must accompany the application. An overall minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 is required by the graduate school for admission.

Post-baccalaureate students may take graduate courses for graduate credit. Permission to enter any graduate class as a post-baccalaureate student will be granted only if the student meets the prerequisites for that course and if space is available.

A post-baccalaureate student who later wishes to apply to enter a degree-granting graduate program must have a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average on all graduate course work and a minimum of a 2.75 on all undergraduate course work. No more than nine credit hours from post-baccalaureate coursework are transferable to a graduate program. A standard application form or written notice requesting consideration for admission to a specific program and stating the term for which enrollment is desired must be presented to the graduate school.

All Applicants

Applicants should submit a letter of support from their graduate advisor (for current graduate students), director of graduate studies (for new graduate students), or supervisor (for postdoctoral or residency students). Letters of support from graduate faculty advisors must include reference to a plan for completing the graduate certificate coursework and research laboratory responsibilities for the semester in which students are enrolled in the aforementioned coursework. For example, a discussion of the agreement on the hours in the lab and/or project-based goals that will be accomplished on an agreed-upon time table during the certificate coursework.

Individuals who are non-degree-seeking, have already received their doctorate or other terminal degree, and/or who are enrolling only for the certificate should submit a letter of support from an individual that can comment on the relevant attributes of the applicant for success in the certificate program.

In addition to applying through the graduate school, students should submit a graduate certificate in anatomical sciences instruction application to the certificate director prior to enrolling for the first course.

Please contact the director ( for a link to an online survey platform to fill out this information.