Mayo Graduate School has specified the following nonacademic criteria (technical standards) that all matriculating students must meet to participate in the graduate education program.
The applicant/graduate student must be able to participate actively in all aspects of laboratory experimentation. Observation and information acquisition requires functional auditory and somatic sensation.
The applicant/graduate student must be able to communicate in English their discoveries to the scientific community. Required communication skills include speaking, reading and writing.
The applicant/graduate student must have sufficient motor function to perform laboratory experiments.
The applicant/graduate student must be able to measure, calculate, reason, analyze and synthesize.
Students must be capable of developing mature, professional and effective relationships with others.