The BMS application deadline has been extended to July 24, 2020. Apply today!

Admission to the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences Program

Admissions requirements

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

Minimum academic requirements

  • Completed 90 credit-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 MD)*
    • a recommendation form/letter from a pre-medical or pre-health committee or advisor*
    • a recommendation form/letter from a science professor

*If one is not available, a letter from another science professor will be accepted as a substitute. The program director can accept equivalent letters at her/his discretion.

Capstone track (medical/professional school)

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.*

*Equivalent admission tests from other health professions can be accepted at the program director’s discretion, if relevant to the applicant’s career plans.

Thesis track (research)

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.*

*Equivalent admission tests from other health professions can be accepted at the program director’s discretion, if relevant to the applicant’s career plans.

Admissions prerequisites

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

*The Admissions Committee can waive prerequisites at its discretion.

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How to apply and have your application fee waived

When you’ve decided that Marian University’s Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (BMS) program is right for you, take the next step and apply for admission. There are two ways to apply to the BMS program; select the one that best fits your individual needs and situation.

  1. Applicants who have applied to the DO program at MU-COM, but wish to matriculate to the biomedical sciences program should contact Linda Overholt by phone at (317) 955-6297.
  2. All other applicants should submit an online application here with the discount code: BMS-JUNE15.

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

Note: If you are applying through PostBacCAS please know that we cannot waive the fees.

Costs

For tuition costs visit the Business Office "tuition rates for 2020-21" page. Students who are accepted into the research master's track receive an assistantship equal to $550 per research credit, up to a maximum of $12,000.

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