Of our BMS students who qualified for guaranteed interviews to the DO Class of 2027, 100 percent were offered admission!

Enhance your medical school application!

If you want an advanced degree that will maximum your opportunities for current and future career goals, consider earning a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (BMS) degree from the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

While acceptance to medical school is an important goal for many students admitted to our program, some seek careers in related fields of healthcare, including research positions in the life sciences and pharmaceutical industries. Therefore, students in the Marian BMS program choose from the Capstone (medical/professional school) and Thesis (research) tracks.

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Marian's BMS program has two tracks to choose from.

Capstone (Medical/Professional School) Track

  • If you want to strengthen your academic credentials and enhance your graduate school application, choose the 38-credit Capstone track.
  • You’ll complete biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, pharmacology, immunology, and other courses at a level of academic rigor that is on par with what medical students are required to complete during their first year of classes.
  • If you earn a 3.50 GPA or higher during the fall semester, have a minimum MCAT of 497, have your AACOMAS application submitted by 10/15, and a complete file including your supplemental application by 12/1, you’re guaranteed an admission interview for our Doctor of Osteopathic (DO) program in the spring.*

(*additional conditions may apply)

Thesis (Research) Track

  • If you want to pursue a biomedical sciences research career working in a laboratory setting, choose the 38-credit Thesis track.
  • You'll complete some of the courses required in the Capstone track along with research methods, design, and biostatistics.
  • Our curriculum will provide you with the knowledge, experience, and flexibility you need to work in a variety of clinical positions essential in supporting doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers. You’ll also get the preparation you need to work in applied research, policy-making, and analyst positions in the public and private sectors.

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Reputation and accreditation matter!

Most Innovative 2022 logoMarian University is ranked #2 Most Innovative School among Midwest Regional Universities for 2022, according to the U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, Marian jumped one spot to #27 (out of 157) for Best Midwest Regional Universities.

You want a university with a great reputation, and one with a long and respected history. Marian University was founded in 1851 and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Contact a graduate admissions advisor at or (317) 955-6400 with questions.