Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Master of Biomedical Sciences degree program, applicants must submit the following documented evidence:

  1. Completion of a bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) or higher, preferably with a major in the sciences, from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a scale of 4.00 in all coursework completed.
  3. One letter of recommendation (individual or committee letter from applicant's college or university).
  4. Copies of transcripts from each college or university attended. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to matriculation.
  5. A test score from one of the following is recommended: Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT), Dental Admissions Test (DAT), Optometry Admissions Test (OAT), or other professional program admissions test.
  6. Completion of the typical prerequisite coursework for admission into medical, dental, optometry or pharmacy schools, such as: biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics and mathematics are strongly recommended. Prospective students are responsible for determining the prerequisites for the health professional program and institution of the student's choice.
  7. Passage of the Midwestern University criminal background check.
  8. Commitment to abide by the Midwestern University Drug-Free Workplace and Substance Abuse Policy.

Application Process and Deadlines

To be considered for admission to the Master of Biomedical Sciences program, applicants must:

Apply through the Post Baccalaureate Centralized Application Service (PostBacCAS; PostBacCAS allows students to learn about, compare, and apply to a number of post baccalaureate programs through one centralized application.

Requirements for application include:

  1. One letter of recommendation (individual or committee letter). The Biomedical Science Program will accept signed and sealed letters from pre-health advisors or committees, science professors, and health professionals.
  2. Copies of transcripts from each college or university attended. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to matriculation from every undergraduate, graduate, or professional school the applicant attended or is currently attending. These transcripts must be signed and sealed by the registrar at each institution.

The Biomedical Sciences Program uses a rolling admission process in which completed applications are reviewed and decisions are made at regular intervals during the admissions cycle. The Master of Biomedical Sciences Program begins in the Fall Quarter. Admission to the Biomedical Sciences Program is considered on a competitive basis for applicants who have submitted a completed application. Multiple criteria are used to select the most qualified candidates, including selection of those students the Admissions Committee feels would benefit the most from the program. Selection decisions for the program are made by the Biomedical Sciences Program Admissions Committee with the approval of the Program Director and the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies until the class is filled. To maximize their competitiveness within our rolling admission process, candidates are advised to submit a completed application early in the admission cycle. Applications may not be accepted after July 15th.

Selection Process

After receiving completed application packets, the Office of Admissions verifies the information provided to determine whether all admissions requirements have been completed or will be completed prior to matriculation and to verify the cumulative GPAs for all completed courses. Completed applications are forwarded to the Biomedical Sciences Program Admissions Committee. Applicants will be notified either electronically (i.e., through the applicant's portal or by email) or by letter of admissions decisions.

Please Note: Applicants may track the receipt of application materials and the status of files on the University's website using instructions for accessing account information that will be sent by the Office of Admissions after receipt of the applicant's application. Applicants are responsible for notifying the Office of Admissions of any changes in the contact telephone number, mailing address or e-mail address. All requests for application withdrawals must be made in writing to the Office of Admissions:

Midwestern University Office of Admissions
19555 N. 59th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85308

888/247-9277 or 623/572-3215

Transfer Process

Transfer of a limited number of graduate level credits from other institutions may be allowed: 6 semester (9 quarter) hours for the Masters of Biomedical Sciences. This does not remove the requirement to enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours per quarter. The Program Director will review any request for transfer credit upon recommendation of course director and MBS degree coordinator. The student should contact the MBS Coordinator for more information on the process.