How to Apply

Step One:

Complete the Texas Medical & Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS) online application (primary application) by 5:00PM CST, Oct. 1.

Step Two:

Submit the following to TMDSAS to complete your application file:

  • Application Fee – non-refundable, flat fee of $185. Fee required to begin processing.
  • Official Transcripts -  not required at time of submission, due by Oct. 15
  • Letters of Evaluation and/or Health Professions Evaluations (HPE)
  • Official MCAT Score Report
  • Spring 2019 grades (or Winter 2019, if on quarter system)

Step Three:

Complete the Sam Houston State University – College of Osteopathic Medicine (SHSU-COM) online Supplemental Application and fee paid by 5:00PM CST, Nov. 15.

You will receive an email invitation from SHSU-COM to complete the supplemental application after your completed primary application has been received from TMDSAS. The SHSU-COM accepts only credit cards for payment of the non-refundable application fee of $75. The supplemental application and fee are required for consideration.

Admissions Requirements/Prerequisites

  • Bachelor’s degree from a U.S. College or University accredited by a Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recognized accrediting body.  (some course may be in progress, but completed before enrollment)
  • Completion of the following courses with no grade below "C" (2.0 on a 4.0 scale):
    • English, 6 credit hours
    • Biology, including laboratory; 8 credit hours
    • Physics, including laboratory; 8 credit hours
    • General Chemistry, including laboratory; 8 credit hours
    • Organic Chemistry, including laboratory; 8 credit hours
      • Biochemistry can be substituted for Organic Chemistry II
    • Mathematics, 6 credit hours - 3 hours must be Statistics
  • A passing criminal background check prior to enrollment.