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First, prospective students must apply to the department of Neurobiology for admission to the graduate certificate in Anatomical Health Sciences program. After acceptance to the certificate program, students must apply to the University of Utah Office of Admissions for status as a non-matriculated student, unless they are already matriculated in another degree-granting program. Admissions to the certificate are rolling, however the University of Utah deadlines for admissions are as follows:

Key Dates

  • Certificate application period opens — Oct 1st
  • Certificate application deadline — Jan 18th
  • Certificate acceptance decision notification — by March 1st
  • Deadline for application to the University of Utah Admissions for non-matriculated status — April 1st  

Students who are accepted to the program must apply for non-matriculated status by April 1st to ensure they can enroll in courses for the Fall term. Failure to do so could mean you miss the deadline for admission to the University of Utah for those who need to apply as a non-matriculated student.

Matriculated University of Utah students in a graduate level program have rolling year round admission. Written approval from your degree granting program to pursue the certificate will be required. 


Applicants must meet academic minimum requirements for admission. The requirements listed are the minimum set by the Graduate School of the University of Utah and do not guarantee admission into the certificate program. Applicants are evaluated with respect to university and departmental requirements and with respect to the pool of available applicants.

The minimum academic requirements for graduate admission are as follows:

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college/university,
  • At least a 3.00 or higher undergraduate weighted mean GPA*

In addition, admission to the graduate certificate in Anatomical Health Sciences requires:

  • A minimum of 3 science related undergraduate level courses, at least 1 of which has to be a general biology course with a grade of B or greater.
  • Demonstrated fluency in English (First language, or completion of TOEFL of other fluency (minimum scores of 22) or IELTS (minimum band 7)


For admission to the graduate certificate, students must submit: 

  • an unofficial transcript showing undergraduate level courses taken and grades
  • letters from a minimum of 2 references with knowledge of your academic and/or professional experience. While letters of character are welcome, first hand knowledge of performance and potential in experiences that relate to the graduate certificate goals are essential.
  • An essay explaining why you wish to pursue this graduate certificate.

After Admission

After admission into the certificate program:

If you are already a matriculated student in a University of Utah graduate program, you must submit written approval from your degree granting program to participate in this certificate. Please have your degree program officer send an email directly to

If you are not a matriculated student, you must apply to the University of Utah Office of Admissions to enroll as either a non-matriculated student or enroll as Seeking Second Bachelors with undecided as the intended major. Those enrolled as Seeking Second Bachelors are eligible for federal financial aid, while those enrolled as non-Matriculated generally are not. However, non-Matriculated students may apply more credits from their certificate (max. of nine) to future graduate degree programs than Seeking Second Bachelors students (max. of six). For more information please refer to the Office of Admissions.

Enroll as Non-Matriculated or Seeking Second Bachelors.

To be eligible to enroll in Fall term courses, all students must meet the April 1st deadline for applying to the Office of Admissions. The deadline for Spring term enrollment is November 1st and for the Summer term, March 1st. 

Contact Us

Department of Neurobiology

20 South 2030 East, Room 320 BPRB
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9458

Phone: 801-581-3653
Fax: 801-581-4233