MS – Biomedical Sciences


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  • Program Prerequisites

     •Although a BS or BA degree in Biology, Chemistry, or another natural or physical science is preferred, graduates in other disciplines who have an interest in Biomedical Science are encouraged to apply. However, because of the rigorous nature of the curriculum, all applicants are encouraged to take, or demonstrate proficiency in,

    General Chemistry
    Organic Chemistry
    General Physics
    General Biology
    College-level Algebra and Trigonometry, or Calculus
    And at least one advanced Biology course (e.g., Genetics, Biochemistry, Comparative Anatomy, etc.)

    • Admission is competitive and based on letters of support, your personal statement, academic record (GPA), and performance on the GRE, MCAT, or DAT. Preference is given to students with an overall GPA ≥ 3.0 on a 4 point scale and to those with a combined score ≥ 295 on the Verbal + Quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), or who score 20 or higher on the MCAT or ≥ 15 on the DAT.

    • Applicants to the MS BMS degree program who are participants in the Professional Portal Program must be recommended by, and meet criteria established by, the Admissions Committee of either the UMMC School of Medicine (SOM) or School of Dentistry (SOD).

    • Note: Because of space constraints, this program is limited to US citizens and permanent residents of the US (Green Card Holders).