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Admission to the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences Program

Admissions requirements

Each track has their own admissions requirements. Please review each track requirements carefully.

Minimum academic requirements

  • Completed 90 hours or three-fourths of the required credits for a degree in a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting body. Candidates must earn a baccalaureate degree prior to matriculation.
  • Scores from Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), if requested.
  • Please have your recommender send his/her letter directly to gradmissions@marian.edu. MU-COM requires three forms/letters of recommendation.
    • a form/letter of recommendation from a physician (DO or M.D.)
    • a recommendation form/letter from a pre-medical or pre-health committee or advisor*
    • a recommendation form/letter from a science professor

    *If an advisor or committee is not available, a letter from another science professor will be accepted as a substitute.

Medical school track

  • Students seeking acceptance into this program must present with an undergraduate GPA of at least a 2.75 and an MCAT of 491 or 21.

Research track

  • Students seeking acceptance into this program must present with an undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.00 and an MCAT of 491 or 21 or a GRE general test score of at least a 290 for the combined verbal and quantitative reasoning sections and above a three (3) for the Analytical Writing section.

  BMS Fall 2017 entering class profile

Admissions prerequisites

  • Both tracks requires coursework to be completed prior to matriculation.

How to apply

Applicants who have applied to the DO program at MU-COM, but wish to matriculate to the biomedical sciences program should contact MU-COM by phone at (317) 955-6297.

All other applicants should complete an online application.

All applications and supporting documents must be submitted by June 15. Applications may be accepted on a space-available basis after that date.


Tuition for 2018-2019 academic year is $23,620. Students who are accepted into the second year receive a $12,000 stipend.

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