Certificate in Interdisciplinary Pain Management

Admissions & Application

Admission Requirements

Application Opens: September 1
Application Deadline: November 1
Next Application Cycle: Annually in the Fall
Admission Semester: Spring 2023 (Start January 5, 2023)

Admission Criteria: To be considered for the Certificate in Interdisciplinary Pain Management, applicants must present evidence of the following:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Graduate Degree related to any healthcare professional program i.e., Medicine, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Physician Assistant, Psychology, Dietetics, Nutrition, or other related programs
  • Sealed Official Transcript(s): Applicants must arrange to have transcripts from EVERY regionally accredited U.S. institution, they have attended. UTMB only accepts official transcripts sent directly to UTMB by the issuing institution. Applicants are strongly encouraged to request to have their transcripts sent electronically to UTMB whenever possible. This greatly expedites processing and improves the accuracy of a transcript evaluation. The accepted standard for this process in Texas goes by the name SPEEDE. The school code for UTMB is 004952.
  • Evidence of prior coursework in physiology and/or biology, anatomy, neuroscience, or related courses.
  • GPA 3.0 and above on a 4.0 GPA scale
  • If the native language is not English, a minimum score of 550 for the TOEFL PBT, or a minimum score of 79 on the TOEFL iBT (internet-based)
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Essay of 300-500 words describing professional goals and how the certificate program will help you accomplish these goals.

Application Process

  1. Visit the UTMB Online Application and choose either a new applicant or returning applicant.
  2. New applicants should create an online account. Returning applicants should log in and complete the application
  3. Program information page on the UTMB application, make a note to select the following
    1. Semester: Entry Period (Year) and Term (select Spring only)
    2. School of Anticipated Enrollment: School of Health Professions
    3. Program: Master of Science in Health Professions
  4. Applicants must arrange to have a sealed official transcript from EVERY regionally accredited U.S. institution they have attended. UTMB only accepts official transcripts sent directly to UTMB by the issuing institution. Applicants are strongly encouraged to request to have their transcripts sent electronically to UTMB whenever possible. This greatly expedites processing and improves the accuracy of transcript evaluation. The accepted standard for this process in Texas goes by the name SPEEDE. The school code for UTMB is 004952.
  5. References will be contacted via the email address provided on the application.
  6. International applicants will be considered. Applicants from non-English speaking countries must submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), with a minimum score of 550 for the TOEFL PBT (paper-based) or a minimum score of 79 for the TOEFL iBT (internet-based).
  7. All application materials are required by the deadline date. Once the application has been completed and all transcripts and reference letters have been received, applications will be reviewed.
  8. The top candidates will be contacted for a one-on-one virtual interview with the course director. Virtual interviews will start as soon as receipt of the application and are completed within 2-3 weeks following the application deadline.
  9. Applicants will be notified following the interview if they are accepted into the program. Final acceptance letters will be sent out by December 1st. Prior to matriculation into the certificate program, all accepted applicants must complete a background check and drug screen at their expense.

Pre-Enrollment

If accepted into the program, students will receive a formal offer of admission letter with instructions on how to accept the position into the program. The offer of admission provides incoming students links to checklists that serve as guides to the matriculation process (to enroll as a new student). This checklist can also be found on the New Students page of the School of Health Professions website.

The offer of admission is contingent on the receipt of a clear background check and a clear drug screen.


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