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Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences at Rocky Vista University (MSBS)

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APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

To apply for the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) program, you must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • US citizen or permanent resident. The program will also consider International Students with demonstrated English Language Proficiency. 
  • An earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Completion of all prerequisite coursework with a grade of ‘C’ or better**
  • An overall GPA minimum of 2.6 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Official standardized test scores: GRE, MCAT, PCAT, or DAT (others potentially approved upon request)
  • Completed application via PostBacCAS and a $50 supplemental application fee
  • Resume including all relevant volunteer and paid work experience, along with service and leadership activities
  • Two letters of recommendation, including one from a pre-health advisor or committee and another from a healthcare professional who can attest to the candidate’s suitability to attend a graduate program in the biomedical sciences. In the event the candidate attends a school that doesn’t have a pre-health advisor or does not offer a letter-writing service, the candidate may substitute a letter from a basic science faculty member.

International students: RVUCOM may consider international applicants. Demonstrated English language proficiency is required; preference will be given to applicants who have previously attended a regionally-accredited college or university in the US.

**Prerequisites include:

  • Biology with lab: 8 semester hours
  • General chemistry with lab: 8 semester hours
  • Organic chemistry with lab: 8 semester hours
  • Physics with lab: 8 semester hours
  • English composition or Literature: 6 semester hours
  • Social or behavioral sciences: 6 semester hours

MSBS graduated accepted to RVUCOM will be exempt from the COM's biochemistry requirement.

**All prospective applicants must apply through PostBacCAS.

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