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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 program offers individuals an opportunity to enhance their application through graduate science courses similar to the first year of medical school. It also provides an opportunity for those interested in pursuing a career in the life/biomedical sciences or research laboratories to complete the entire two-year program to earn a master’s degree in biomedical sciences.

All courses are taught primarily by MU-COM faculty
, giving students an opportunity to build relationships with faculty who may have shared research interests and allows students to grow academically in an environment focused on the biomedical and life sciences. Students who complete the fall semester with a 3.50 GPA or better, and have completed AACOMAS and MU-COM applications, will be guaranteed an interview during the spring semester.*

Admission requirements to the Masters in Biomedical Science Program


  • Enhance your medical school, Ph.D., or other professional school application.
  • Guaranteed interview to MU-COM during the spring semester for those who earn a 3.50 GPA in the fall semester.*
  • 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 lab.
  • First-class location. Ranked in 2011 by the Wall Street Journal as the life sciences hub of the United States.

*Subject to change.

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 Medical School Track. This track provides students with an opportunity to complete 24 credit hours at a level similar to the first year of medical school.

For individuals pursuing a career in the life or biomedical sciences there is a Research Track. This 42 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.

BMS courses

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*Placement rates are gathered from data collected from graduates within six months of graduation.