To be considered for admission to the master of science in biomedical sciences program, you must have a B.A. or B.S. or expect to complete the requirements for a degree before enrolling. Your undergraduate degree should be in the biological or physical sciences; however, applicants with non-science degrees will be considered if they have a strong science background. The degree must be conferred from a regionally accredited institution.

Entrance Exams

Applicants must supply results of the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Dental Admissions Test (DAT) with their application.

Academic Requirements

A science GPA and cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher are recommended to be considered for admission. All prerequisite courses must be taken at regionally accredited institutions (or foreign equivalents). No grade lower than a C- will be accepted for prerequisite coursework. CLEP credits, AP credits, IB credits and P/F credits will not be considered for prerequisites.


The courses below are required for admission; you may apply while coursework is in progress.

  • Biology/zoology – 8 semester hours with lab
  • General chemistry – 8 semester hours with lab
  • Organic chemistry – 4 semester hours with lab
  • Biochemistry – 3 semester hours
  • Physics – 8 semester hours with lab (may substitute 3 semester hours of statistics)
  • English, English composition, speech or literature – 6 semester hours
  • Other recommended courses include cell biology, microbiology, immunology, physiology and anatomy

Permanent Residents

Applicants who are legal permanent residents of the U.S. will be required to provide a copy of their permanent resident card (“green card”) prior to admission.
Note: Permanent residency status “pending,” is not eligible for admission.

Non-U.S. Citizens

Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents are not eligible for admission to the Master of Science program.  Please review information for international students.

Technical Standards

Please see technical standards section of the catalog for more information. Further information about accommodations can be found in the Accommodations in Education Policy.

Background Checks

Incoming students are required to pay for and complete a background check prior to matriculation. All students must complete a criminal background check by the DMU selected vendor prior to enrollment. If you have a pending misdemeanor or felony which results in a conviction, it is your responsibility to immediately inform the university. You are required to inform the university of any charges or convictions which occur following completion of the initial criminal background check. Students will then be required to annually participate in a background check facilitated by the Dean’s office and/or Clinical Affairs.