Accepted students

Congratulations on your acceptance to the CHSU MSBS Program! The information below will help you get prepared for your master’s program journey.

Welcome to the CHSU Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences Class of 2024!

We are excited to have you join us on campus in August. Please review the information below to help you prepare for the upcoming academic year.

Important to-do’s

Dates & Deadlines

August 14-15, 2023Orientation (MANDATORY)
Monday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, 1:30 pm – 3:50 pm
August 15, 2023Fall Semester Begins
4:00 – 8:00 pm


Orientation is mandatory for the incoming CHSU Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences Program class of 2025. Orientation Schedule available soon.

Background Check and Drug Screening

The background check and drug screen will be processed by Certiphi and CHSU-CBHP must authorize accepted students so that the background check and drug screen processes can be initiated.

This process will begin after the enrollment agreement is signed and the payment of seat deposit is made. Please be alert for more information about the background check and drug screen. 

Once a student is authorized, the student will receive an email from Certiphi with additional information and instructions.

The initial fee for the background check is a deposit. The fee will vary between individuals (e.g. if you have 10 aliases it will cost more than if you have only used one name all your life). Once the background check is complete the remainder of the deposit will be returned.

The drug screen fee pertains to one visit to Quest and the processing of one sample. If, for whatever reason, your sample turns out to be inadequate, you will have to pay for a second screen.

PLEASE NOTE: CHSU expects students to follow Federal Law with respect to drug usage (i.e. NOT the laws of their legal state of residence and NOT California law).

Immunization Requirements

All incoming students are required to submit immunization records, tuberculosis (TB) information, and verification of COVID-19 vaccination and booster prior to beginning their first semester with CHSU-CBHP. As role models in public health, we are proud that our students are 100% compliant with our COVID-19 vaccination policy.

CHSU will begin the authorization process on your SONIS accounts, where you will upload the completed health documents.

If you have any questions about the COVID-19 vaccination requirements, please review our Current COVID Prevention Program FAQs.

Official Transcripts

The transcripts that you submitted to PostbacCAS with your application are viewed as official, so you do not need to resubmit them.

Students who had in-progress or incomplete CHSU-CBHP MSBS Program admissions requirements prior to applying will need to submit an official transcript to the MSBS Office of Admissions, showing the successful completion of those requirements. This may include prerequisite courses or a completed Baccalaureate degree.

The CHSU-CBHP MSBS Office of Admissions must receive official, sealed transcripts prior to Orientation, to officially register you in the CHSU College of Biosciences and Health Professions Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences program. Please request your transcripts as soon as possible after you have completed your coursework.

Any coursework that is not included in your official transcripts received at CHSU, must have a signed letter from the course instructor, indicating your successful completion of the course.  This letter must be on college letterhead and include the assigned grade, and must be submitted to CHSU prior to Orientation. You will still be required to supply an official transcript as soon as one is available.

Send Official, Sealed Transcripts to:
California Health Sciences University, College of Biosciences and Health Professions
Office of Admissions
120 N. Clovis Avenue
Clovis, CA 93612
(559) 325-3600

Student Health Insurance

California Health Sciences University College of Biosciences and Health Professions requires all students to maintain an acceptable health insurance policy. Students must provide proof of insurance coverage each year throughout enrollment in the program. More information about enrolling in CHSU Student Insurance – as well as the waiver process if you are covered under another active policy – will be available soon.

laptop recommendations

This document outlines the minimum specifications for laptops to us at CHSU to be effective with the requirements to achieve the learning outcomes of the curriculum. This document is not intended to be a complete specification of system requirements, but rather highlight the required elements of the laptop configurations.


Housing Near CHSU

There are many housing units within 7 miles of the CHSU campus that students might consider for their housing needs. These properties offer a wide range of rental rates depending on number of bedrooms, amenities, etc. CHSU does not endorse or have any affiliation with the apartments listed. It is recommended that students take a careful look at the desired apartment and complex before making any contractual commitments.

Granville Realty offers a CHSU Partner Program for members of our campus community. See the Granville Rentals flyer for more information about their CHSU Partner Program.

Find Your Community

Get to Know Your Fellow Students

The CHSU-CBHP MSBS Admissions Office has a private Facebook group to connect students in our incoming class, so they can get to know each other. This is a great place to informally chat with the admissions team, learn about what’s going on in the Fresno/Clovis area, find roommates, or discuss housing options.

To join the group, please visit the CHSU MSBS Program Class of 2024 Facebook Group and click “+ Join Group.”

You will be notified when your request to join the group has been approved by a page administrator.

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Show off your school spirit by purchasing branded apparel with the CHSU logo. Visit our online store!

Hotels with Special CHSU Rates

Some hotels in Fresno, Clovis area offer members of the CHSU campus community special rates at its properties. You will find more information at the reservation link below.