The Cardiovascular Science Program prerequisites are determined by Midwestern University. In addition to having a bachelor's or higher level degree from a regionally accredited college or university, you must:

  • Achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a scale of 4.0
  • Complete an application for admission and meet the technical standards
  • Complete the program's interview process (by invitation only)

If you completed course work at or graduated from a foreign college or university, you must submit acceptable evidence of a U.S. degree and course equivalency. You also must complete at least 30 semester hours of course work at a U.S. college or university prior to entering the program. This course work must include six semester hours of nonremedial course work in English.

Students are accepted once a year in the fall term.

Once you are enrolled in the Cardiovascular Science Program at Midwestern University, you are eligible to participate in the perfusion rotations at Mayo Clinic by making arrangements through your college program director.

You must successfully complete the required program course work before you are eligible to complete the rotations.

Technical standards

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences accepts students who are highly qualified for its programs. To be considered for admittance, you should exhibit strong qualifications for the health profession you wish to pursue. Applicants to this program must meet these technical standards set by Midwestern University.

You must be able to perform the essential functions of the profession and meet the standards of the curriculum. Students seeking exceptions to these standards or reasonable accommodations should initiate their request with the program's director.

Student responsibilities

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences students are expected to attend all scheduled classes, examinations and assigned clinical rotations unless absence is approved. Students are required to exhibit professional and ethical conduct at all times.

More information

See further Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences admissions policy information.

Jan. 30, 2014