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Admission to the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences Program

Admissions Requirements

Each track has its own admissions requirements. Please review the requirements for each track 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.
  • A minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation are required from individuals who know the applicant in a professional capacity and can comment on one's character, work ethic, academic history, scientific acumen, empathy, compassion, resilience, emotional intelligence, commitment and knowledge of the healthcare environment. The Admissions Committee strongly prefers that the letters be from the following sources: 
    • A pre-health or academic advisor/committee (undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate programs). A pre-health advisor letter will meet the requirement for one of the three required letters of recommendation.
    • Undergraduate, graduate, or post-baccalaureate faculty (preferably those who delivered a science course), who can attest to academic performance and aptitude. We highly recommend at least one letter from an academic source. 
    • Physician, preferably a DO, and/or other health care provider with whom a candidate has had a professional relationship, who can attest to the applicant's clinical experiences and overall fit for the profession. 

Capstone Track (Medical/Professional School)

Students seeking acceptance into this program must present with an undergraduate GPA of at least a 2.75.

Thesis Track (Research)

Students seeking acceptance into this program must present with an undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.00.

Admissions Prerequisites

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

*The Admissions Committee can waive prerequisites at its discretion.


How to Apply

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.

  • Applicants who have applied to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program at MU-COM, but wish to matriculate to the BMS program should contact Admissions at or (317) 955-6400.
  • All other applicants should submit an application through the Marian University website.
  • Applications are also accepted through PostbacCAS.

All applications and supporting documents should be submitted by July 31, 2024, for priority consideration. Applications may be accepted on a space-available basis after that date.


For tuition costs visit the Business Office "Tuition Rates" 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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