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.
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
During their first year of the program, students will take the following graduate biochemistry and cell biology courses:
The preclerkship curriculum in the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine will change beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year. The new graduate courses for the Medical Sciences students have not yet been determined but will be established early in 2020. Students will continue to take classes with the medical students.