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Technical Standards for Admission & Graduation

The following technical standards specify those attributes the faculty considers necessary for pre-doctoral or doctoral study at Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and therefore, are pre-requisites for admission, progression and completion.

A student must possess aptitude, abilities, and skills in five areas:

  1. Observation
  2. Communication
  3. Sensory and Motor Function
  4. Intellectual, Conceptual, Integrative and Quantitative Abilities
  5. Behavioral and Social

More detailed descriptions of these standards are available in the Student Handbook.

Accommodations and use of an intermediary

While accommodations can be made for some disabilities, applicants and students must be able to perform the duties of a student and researcher in an independent manner.

For more information see UMass Chan policies on Equal Opportunity and Americans with Disabilities Act.

The use of an intermediary would result in the mediation of a student's judgment by another person's powers of selection and observation. Therefore, the use of an intermediary to assist the student in meeting the technical standards for admission, continuation or completion would mean that a student’s judgment is mediated by another individual and thus is not permitted.