There are no application fees and there are no tuition costs at USU. Students are often responsible for textbook costs.
The student selection process involves active participation of core faculty members. It is important for Civilian Track applicants to share research interests with one or more of these faculty. The final selection process includes a formal interview of those students who have been determined to be of acceptable quality and interest from written application information. Students admitted to this program typically have an overall undergraduate GPA ranging from 3.4 - 3.8 and GRE scores ranging from 310 - 325. However, students with lower GPA and/or GRE may be considered for admission based upon other strengths in their applications. The academic year begins at the end of August. Successful applicants, therefore, should be prepared to report to USUHS by mid-August.