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Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences

The Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM) offers a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (BMS). This two-track master's degree program provides students the opportunity to enhance their medical or professional school applications by completing one-year of graduate science courses (similar to the first year of medical school), or a two-year curriculum for those who wish to pursue a career in the life/biomedical sciences or research laboratories.

All courses are taught by MU-COM faculty
, giving students an opportunity to build relationships with faculty who may have shared research interests, allowing students to grow academically in an environment focused on the biomedical and life sciences.

Admission requirements to the Masters in Biomedical Science Program


  • Enhance your medical school, Ph.D., or other professional school application.
  • Guaranteed DO interview for those students who earn a 3.50 GPA in fall classes, have a minimum MCAT of 497, and submit a complete medical school application by December 1.
  • Enroll in an optional MCAT prep course at a reduced rate.
  • Be taught by medical school faculty through a number of unique topics that will strengthen and broaden your scientific knowledge.
  • Prepare yourself for the academic rigors of a medical school curriculum.
  • Build relationships with MU-COM faculty and network with industry leaders throughout the Indianapolis and state communities.
  • Explore different fields in research.
  • Gain valuable experience conducting research in our biomedical science labs.
  • First-class location. Ranked in 2011 by the Wall Street Journal as the life sciences hub of the United States.
biomedical science students learning


The Biomedical Sciences program offers students two tracks. For those interested in pursuing a professional degree by enhancing your application there is a coursework track. This track provides students with an opportunity to complete 38 credit hours at a level similar to the first year of medical school.

For individuals pursuing a career in the life or biomedical sciences or preparing for doctoral work, there is a research track. This 38 credit-hour program integrates upper-level science courses with research courses to develop critical thinking and research methods to prepare students for their career as a research scientist or to apply to a doctoral program. 

BMS Courses as of April 2018

For more information

(317) 955-6297 

For program specifics

Brandon Colliver
Recruiter for Graduate Health Programs
(317) 955-6305

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