Minimum Admission Requirements
- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
- One year of biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics with associated laboratories; biochemistry and cell biology are recommended.
- Minimum 3.0 GPA overall with a recommended 3.0 for combined science and math courses.
- Official transcript from degree-granting institution/s; other transcripts may be required.
- Departmental materials: online form, three letters of recommendation, written statement of educational and career goals, copy of official transcript/s, CV
- No entrance exam required
Applications for fall admission will be considered until the class is filled or July 1st, whichever is first.
Domestic applicants: To apply to the Biomedical Sciences (BMS), MS (Non-thesis) Medical Sciences program, the following official documents must be received by Graduate Admissions
- $40 Non-refundable Application Fee
- Official transcript from degree-granting institution
- Three letters of recommendation (see instructions on BMS Graduate Program Online Form, below)
- Statement of Purpose
to be directed to the Graduate Admissions webpage.
The BMS MS Medical Sciences Program application code is GM50GM57. In addition to the university application process, please complete the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program online form
to which you will upload a COPY of your official transcript/s and Statement of Purpose. Submission of the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program online form will notify the admissions committee of your interest.
The reference form is available on the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program online form
. References must be e-mailed directly from the referee to Graduate Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org
AND to Marie Murphy at email@example.com
International applicants: Please contact Marie Murphy for information and instruction at - firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are reviewed by the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine’s Biomedical Sciences Graduate Studies Committee.
Unofficial decisions are generally e-mailed by a co-director of Biomedical Sciences Graduate Studies within a week of the application review.
Official decisions are sent from the Graduate Admissions Office. In addition, if accepted to the program, you will receive an acceptance letter from a co-director of BMS Graduate Studies, which will include a recommended deadline date for your response.
The BMS Program does not offer Graduate Assistantships (GA) for the Master’s Program. You are not encouraged, but are permitted to seek assistantships through a Marshall University department. More information is provided on the Graduate College Graduate Assistantship Overview webpage: http://www.marshall.edu/graduate/graduate-assistantships-2/graduate-assistantship-overview/.