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Charles R. Drew University (CDU) of Medicine and Science encourages applications from individuals with a strong interest and passion for dedicating their career to providing quality and compassionate service to underserved communities. Admission to Charles Drew University is a competitive process and applications are considered individually and in their entirety. In selecting students, each program considers evidence of the applicant’s integrity, discipline, compassion, and intellectual vigor.

Admission to CDU’s undergraduate and graduate programs is competitive, thus, meeting the minimum requirements for admission does not guarantee acceptance to a program. Additionally, all candidates must be available for an in-person interview (or a phone interview if the candidate is out-of-state). The number of students admitted and enrolled every year is determined by approved enrollment levels as well as the capacity of the University and each academic department.

The Office of Admissions accepts applications in accordance with the University’s policy
regarding Deadlines for Admission and Financial Aid.

 

Fall

Spring

Summer

Priority Deadline

December 1st

August 1st

January 2nd

Recommended Deadline

March 1st

September 1st

February 1st

NOTE:  CDU programs offer rolling admissions and applications are considered after the recommended
deadlines and until the class is filled.

Note: The Entry Level Master’s (ELM) program in the Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing does not offer rolling admissions. The Fall application deadline is March 1st and the Spring deadline is September 1st. Rolling admissions are offered in the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Advanced Nurse Educator (ANE) tracks.

Official application documents must be sent to: Office of Admissions
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
1731 East 120th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90059

For information about applying to the CDU/UCLA Medical Education Program in the College of
Medicine, please contact: Office of Admissions
CDU/UCLA Medical Education Program
323-563-4952

Undergraduate Degree Programs

T o apply for an undergraduate or Post-Baccalaureate certificate program in the College of Science of Health, prospective students must complete the online  Application for Undergraduate Admissions. In addition to the application, the following items must be submitted according to each program. Please note that only completed applications will be processed.

Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology Program

Admission Requirements/Course Requirements

Each of the following course requirements should be completed with a grade of “C” or better prior to the application submission date; all science courses must be taken within ten (10) years of application submission:

  • Anatomy and Physiology (4 units w/lab)
  • Elementary Algebra or higher (3 units)
  • English Composition (3 units)

Program Prerequisite

  • Medical Terminology (3 units)**

         ** Must be completed prior to application submission date.
Upon acceptance to the program

  • $35 supplemental application fee
  • Applicants are required to take pre-admission tests in reading and writing, and math (administered at CDU in the Student Education Service Center)
  • Evidence of immunization ( titers )demonstrating proof of immunity against Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Varicella , TB or chest x-ray, Hepatitis B, Tetanus, and Flu
  • Completion of Live Scan (Convictions may not disqualify applicant)
  • Completion of Drug Screen (Applicant cost)

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences

For admission consideration to the Life Sciences bachelor degree program, candidates need to have completed at least one year of college study with a minimum of 30 transferrable credits by the time of enrollment at CDU.

  • $35 Non-refundable Application Fee
  • Official High School Transcript or GED Equivalent
  • Official SAT/ACT test scores (for undergraduate programs, if Associate Degree has not been earned).
  • Official College/University Transcripts (from all schools attended)
  • Completion of Introduction to Chemistry and Introduction to Biology or equivalent

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences*

  • 35 Non-refundable Application Fee
  • Official College/University Transcripts (from all schools attended)
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (two of the letters must be written by a mathematics or science teacher) - Recommendation form is required *
  • Personal Statement*
  • Must have an Associate of Science degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Must be a graduate of a JRCERT accredited radiography program
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of a minimum 2.5
  • Must be AART certified

* Accreditation Status – Pending WASC Senior College and University Commission Approval.
Charles R. Drew University is in the process of securing approval for a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences Program. The program is applying for accreditation by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), with a final decision expected in early summer 2016. The program anticipates matriculating its inaugural class in August 2016, pending WSCUC approval. In the event that the program is not granted accreditation, a full refund of credit fees will be issued.

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Pre-Medicine

*The Personal Goal Statement should be at least 2 pages in length and should describe why you want to complete a program at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. It should address your career and/or educational plans upon completion of your degree or certificate program. You may also wish to explain any inconsistent or erratic patterns of academic performance at previous institutions.

RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)*

To apply for RN to BSN program in the Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing, prospective students must complete the NursingCAS online application.
To apply for the RN to BSN program, prospective students must complete the online Application for Undergraduate Admissions. In addition to the application, the following items must be submitted according to each program. Please note that only completed applications will be processed.

  • Application for Undergraduate Admissions
  • Completed Associate Degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Current unrestricted RN license to practice professional nursing in the state of California or their current state of practice
  • Overall GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Completion of all prerequisites with a minimum grade of C or higher *
  • Current Health Care Provider CPR
  • Current Immunization Record*

*(contact the Office of Admissions for more information at admissionsinfo@cdrewu.edu or 323-563-4839)

*Accreditation Status – Pending WASC Senior College and University Commission Approval.
Charles R. Drew University is in the process of securing approval for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program. The program is applying for accreditation by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), with a final decision expected in early summer 2016.  The program anticipates matriculating its inaugural class in August 2016, pending WSCUC approval. In the event that the program is not granted accreditation, a full refund of credit fees will be issued.

Graduate Degree Programs

Master of Health Science Physician Assistant Program

For more information on the Master of Health Science Physician Assistant Program please visit the following link: http://www.cdrewu.edu/cosh/PA/ 

For more information on the process of admissions for the PA Program please visit the following link: http://www.cdrewu.edu/cosh/prog/PA/Admissions 

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation - Provisional status to the Charles R. Drew University Physician Assistant Program.  Please visit the following link for detailed information on accreditation: http://www.cdrewu.edu/cosh/prog/PA/Accreditation 

Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences*

The Master of Biomedical Sciences is a degree formulated to prepare students for careers in advanced health professions or for continuation on to PhD level programs in biomedical sciences.
To apply for the graduate program in the College of Science of Health, prospective students must complete the online Application for Graduate Admissions. In addition to the application, the following items must be submitted according to each program. Please note that only completed applications will be processed.

  1. Application for Graduate Admissions
  2. A Bachelor degree from an accredited institution
  3. Overall GPA of 3.0 or above
  4. One of the following admission exams with a minimum score at or above indicating excellence
    • MCAT: 24, MCAT 2015 Score 498
    • GRE: 300
    • DAT: 18
    • PCAT: 70
    • OAT: 300 
  5. Obtained all pre-requisite courses prior to matriculation.
    • General Chemistry with lab:  1 year or 8 units
    • General Biology with lab:  1 year or 8 units
    • Physics  with lab:  1 year  or 8 units
    • Organic Chemistry with lab:  1 year or 8 units
    • Calculus/ statistics 1 semester  or 3 units
  6. A personal essay describing the student’s motivations for applying to the program
  7. Three (3) recommendations letters - Recommendation form is required
  8. Resume or Curriculum Vitae

* Accreditation Status – Pending WASC Senior College and University Commission Approval
Charles R. Drew University is in the process of securing approval for a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences Program. The program is applying for accreditation by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), with a final decision expected in early summer 2016.  The program anticipates matriculating its inaugural class in August 2016, pending WSCUC approval. In the event that the program is not granted accreditation, a full refund of credit fees will be issued.

Master of Public Health (MPH) in Urban Health Disparities & Graduate Certificate in Public Health Concepts

For more information on the Urban Public Health Program, please click on the following link: http://www.cdrewu.edu/cosh/prog/MPHUPH.

All applications (for either the MPH degree or Graduate Certificate in Public Health) MUST be submitted through SOPHAS, a centralized application service. The SOPHAS application can be found at https://sophas.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login.

Applications are reviewed once they have been VERIFIED by SOPHAS and it is confirmed that all required documents have been submitted.

ADMISSIONS DEADLINE: The Urban Public Health Program accepts applications on a rolling basis, but it gives priority consideration to those who submit a VERIFIED SOPHAS application by March 1, 2016. 

Master of Health Science Physician Assistant Program

For more information on the Master of Health Science Physician Assistant Program (please visit the following link: http://www.cdrewu.edu/cosh/prog/PA/Admissions

The CASPA Application Process
The Charles R. Drew University Physician Assistant Program requires that all VERIFIED CAPSA applications must be received by January 15, 2016 through the on-line Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) program.
The CASPA application can be found at https://caspa.liaisoncas.com/.

Applications are reviewed once VERIFIED by CASPA and all required documents have been submitted. It is the applicant's responsibility to confirm completion of the application by viewing his or her on-line CAPSA application. Please do not contact the PA Program to determine completeness.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Post MSN Certificate Program

For more information on the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Post MSN Certificate Program, please click on the following link: http://www.cdrewu.edu/Son9/pro.

All applications (for either the MSN degree or Post MSN Certificate Programs) MUST be submitted through NursingCAS, a centralized application service for Schools of Nursing. The NursingCAS application can be found at www.nursingcas.org.
The NursingCAS applications are currently closed for the Fall 2016 term (except for the RN to BSN program, Please refer above for link to application). 

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Contact us
Office of Admissions
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
1731 E. 120th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90059
T: (323) 563-4839
E: Emailto: admissionsinfo@cdrewu.edu

Location
The Office of Admissions is located on the 1st floor of the Montague Cobb Building. View Map.

Office Hours
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, except holidays.

The Office of Admissions will remain open until 6:00 PM every Wednesday.

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