Todd Green, PhD
Assistant Dean, Biomedical Education
The Master of Science (M.S.) in Biomedical Research with a Medical Sciences Emphasis program offers a strong foundation in science-based curriculum for students interested in pursuing a career in a health-related field. This two-year, non-thesis program introduces students to a broad ranges of topics in the medical sciences that helps strengthen their academic credentials for medical school or other health-related professional schools.
Students in this program take classes with both graduate students and with medical students. The curriculum in the M.S. Medical Sciences program contains much of the same material taught in the first- and second-year medical curriculum at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Successful completion of the program with a minimum GPA of 3.0 enhances a student’s application to medical school.
On average, 88% of M.S. Medical Sciences students at Marshall University who applied were accepted into a medical or other health-related professional school.
Admission into the M.S. Medical Sciences program does not guarantee admission into medical school.
The application deadline is June 30. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed until the class is filled. Applications will be considered until June 30, if openings are available. International applicants must meet the international application deadline of March 15.
The Medical Sciences program may admit applicants conditionally for one term who have not received their undergraduate degree, pending receipt of the final official transcript from the undergraduate degree granting institution.
Office of Graduate Admissions
100 Angus E. Peyton Drive
South Charleston, WV 25303
Applications are reviewed by a committee within the Office of Medical Education. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the class is full. Official decisions are sent from the Marshall University Graduate Admissions Office.
Entrance into the M.S. Medical Sciences area of emphasis is restricted to the fall semester ONLY.
This program does not offer graduate assistantships (GA) positions. 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.
For additional financial aid information, visit Marshall University's Financial Aid or contact the financial aid office to speak with a representative.
Old Main, Room 116
|Year 1 - Fall|
|Course Number||Course Name||Credit Hours|
|BMR 601||Introduction to Nucleic Acids and Proteins||3|
|BMR 602||Introduction to Cell Structure and Metabolism||3|
|BMS 605||Microbiology and Pharmacology for the Medical Sciences||2|
|BMS 607||Hematology and Oncology||3|
|Year 1 - Spring|
|BMR 603||Regulation of Cell Function||2|
|BMR 604||Cellular Basis of Disease||1|
|BMS 609||Orthopedics and the Neural Network||6|
|BMS 612||Gastroenterology and Nutrition||3|
|Year 2 - Fall|
|BMS 615||Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, and Renal Systems||6|
|BMS 618||Endocrine and Reproductive Systems||3|
|Year 2 - Spring|
|BMR 785||Introduction to Research||3|
|BMS 620||Multisystem Disorder||2|
|BMS 634||Biostatistics and Epidemiology for the Medical Sciences||2|