Master of Biomedical Science Degree Program
The Master of Biomedical Science (MBS) program at William Carey University was established in 2009 to offer post baccalaureate students an opportunity to pursue graduate studies in the biomedical sciences. The program provides preparation for the professional study of medicine, both osteopathic (D.O.) and allopathic (M.D.), dentistry, and many other health-related sciences. The program also offers students a versatile nonthesis Master’s degree that can be used for career preparation in science education, biomedical research, and for preparation for doctoral studies in the biomedical sciences.
Graduate students in the MBS program will take courses alongside first year medical students in William Carey’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM). The anticipated curriculum (subject to change) places emphasis on structure and function in a medical context. The curriculum consists of the following courses which are scheduled over approximately ten months:
Human Gross Anatomy
Embryology & Medical Genetics
Medical Physiology OR Medical Biochemistry
Medical Immunology and Microbiology
Current Topics in Biomedical Science
Requirements for admission to the MBS program are:
Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with official transcripts including the following courses:
- Physics – 8 credit hours
- General/Inorganic Chemistry – 8 credit hours
- Organic Chemistry – 8 credit hours
- Biology – 12 credit hours
- Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) score or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score or Dental Admissions Test (DAT) score. The MCAT is preferred.
- Two letters of evaluation from professors, physicians, or other appropriate professionals that can speak to your potential for success in a graduate program
- Completion of the WCU graduate admissions form
- One page personal statement
To apply, please download the WCU Graduate Application Form, and follow the attached instructions. Applications completed after June 13 are not assured of consideration. The successful applicant will need to make a $750 nonrefundable deposit to hold a position in the class. The deposit will be applied to the tuition upon matriculation. Class size will be limited to 20 students.
Still have questions? Consult our Frequently Asked Questions page.
If you have consulted the FAQ and have additional questions, contact
Dr. Robert Bateman
Director, Master of Biomedical Science Program