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Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (BMS) CURRICULUM

Thesis Track (Research) • If you want to earn a master’s degree and pursue a career in the biomedical sciences to work in a laboratory setting or continue to a Ph.D. program, choose the 38-credit research track. • You’ll complete all of the courses required for the capstone track along with research methods, design, and biostatistics courses. • Our curriculum will provide you with the knowledge, experience, and flexibility you need to work in a variety of clinical positions needed to support doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers. You’ll also get the preparation you need to work in applied research, policy-making, and analyst positions in the public and private sectors.

If you want an advanced degree that will give you maximum flexibility for current and future career goals, consider earning a BMS degree. While acceptance to medical school is an important goal for many students admitted to our program, others seek careers in related fields of healthcare, including research positions in the life science and pharmaceutical industries. Capstone Track (Medical/Professional School) • If you want to strengthen your academic credentials and enhance your professional school application, choose the 38-credit capstone track. • You’ll complete biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, pharmacology, immunology, and other courses at a level of academic rigor that is on par with what medical students are required to complete during their first year of classes. • All courses are taught by College of Osteopathic Medicine faculty who will provide you with individual advising and mentoring. • If you earn a 3.50 GPA or higher during the fall semester, and have an MCAT score of 497 or higher, you’re guaranteed an admission interview for our Doctor of Osteopathic (DO) program in the spring. *

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Fall Anatomy, Histology, and Embryology I Statistical Analysis or Intro to U.S. Healthcare System Medical Biochemistry Medical Microbiology Medical Physiology and Pharmacology I Seminar Spring Anatomy, Histology, and Embryology II Epidemiology and Public Health Immunology Molecular Biology and Genetics Medical Physiology and Pharmacology II Seminar Summer Capstone in Biomedical Sciences

Summer Thesis Research in Biomedical Sciences Fall Thesis Research in Biomedical Sciences Spring Thesis Research in Biomedical Sciences Complete statistical analysis and five of the remaining nine classes from the capstone track plus the following courses:

Total Research Credits: 38

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Total Coursework Credits: 38

Application Process 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 three ways to apply to the BMS program; choose the one that best fits your individual needs and situation.

Admission Requirements To be eligible for admission, you must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75.

*subject to change

Applicants who have applied to the DO program at MU-COM, but wish to matriculate to the biomedical sciences program should contact MU-COM by phone at 317.955.6400.


For the BMS Class of 2022, 94% of those who qualified for a guaranteed interview were offered admission to our DO program.

All other applicants, submit an online application using one of these options:


For complete program information and admission requirements, visit

• Either track – Marian University website at

• Capstone track only – PostBacCAS by Liaison at



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