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Rocky Vista University will only consider applications submitted via PostBacCAS, the centralized application service for Post Bac programs. The application is available at The application opens September 1st and closes July 15th, prior to the start of the academic year.

All application materials including transcripts and letters of recommendation are to be submitted directly through PostBacCAS. You will also pay the $50 RVU MSBS supplemental fee at the time you submit through PostBacCAS. You will be given the opportunity to select campus preference (Colorado or Southern Utah) on the application.

Completed files will be processed and reviewed on a rolling basis as long as there are seats available in the class. Early application is encouraged as our classes have filled to capacity for each of the last three years.

Upon acceptance of an offer of placement within any program within RVU, all candidates are required to complete a criminal background check and a 10-panel drug screening. This screening must meet the RVU standards, be conducted by an agency approved by RVU, and occur prior to the date specified in the matriculation agreement. Please note: though marijuana is legal in the state of Colorado, RVU adheres to federal regulations regarding recreational drug use. As such, any marijuana use is prohibited by RVU students.

An applicant who has a deficiency or abnormality discovered on either screening will be referred to the MSBS Student Performance Committee for further investigation. The MSBS SPC will make a recommendation to the MSBS Program Director as to whether the offer of admission should be maintained or withdrawn. The MSBS Program Director will make the final determination regarding the applicant’s status. Failure to complete a Criminal Background Check by the required deadline could affect the ability to matriculate or engage in RVU educational experiences.


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The Office of Admissions processes thousands of applications for admissions each year. Learn more about requirements for admissions including residency status, minimum prerequisite course work, and GPA requirements.

The design of the applications-based systems curriculum is based on successful integrated academic models for the first two years of the curriculum.



Adriana Perez
MSBS Class of 2019
Hometown: Carbondale, Colorado
Are you glad you chose the RVU MSBS Program and why?
I am very privileged to be able to be a part of the MSBS program. This program has not only prepared me academically,  but it has also helped me develop stronger study habits, become a better learner and really develop strong time management skills.

What do you like most about RVU MSBS Program?
My favorite thing about RVU are the professors because they are so passionate, so caring, so enthusiastic about their field, and are always available to help. Their energy and passion make going to class fun!

How is the RVU MSBS Program helping you reach your future goals?
The MSBS program has helped me learn how to be a better test-taker, which has always been one of my biggest weaknesses. I have always struggled with doing well on standardized tests like the ACT or the MCAT. This program has helped me identify specific weaknesses in this area and find different strategies to address those weaknesses.

What are your plans after completing the RVU MSBS Program?
I plan on starting medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin in the fall.

What advice do you have for incoming MSBS students?
This program will be very challenging, and there will be times in which you doubt yourself or your abilities to get through it. As the program continues, you will see how important the information that you are learning is, and how this program is truly setting you up for a successful healthcare career. The professors and staff here truly care about each and every student, so don’t ever be afraid to ask for help!

How is the fact that the MSBS Program is affiliated with a medical school influenced your education?
This affiliation has provided the space for me to interact with medical students in many different ways. Medical students are always willing to answer questions about RVU, medical school in general, and OPP. Our tutors are also medical students, and they go above and beyond to help us understand the material and to support us through this program in any way that they can.

What is your favorite class currently and why?
My favorite class is the Molecular Basis of Medicine course because we are always being encouraged to think outside the box and challenge what we think we know as students/scientists.

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