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To be considered for admission to the Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences degree program, applicants must submit the following documented evidence:
- Completion of a bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) or higher, preferably with a major in the sciences, from a regionally accredited college or university.
- A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a scale of 4.00 for all coursework completed.
- One letter of recommendation from pre-health advisors or committees, science professors, and health professionals.
- Copies of transcripts from each college or university attended. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to matriculation.
- Completion of typical health professions coursework including biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, mathematics, and English. Prospective students are responsible for determining the prerequisites for the health professional program and institution of their choice.
- Completion of the prerequisite courses with grades of C or better (grades of C- are not acceptable).
- Commitment to abide by the Midwestern University Drug-Free Workplace and Substance Abuse Policy.
- Passage of the Midwestern University criminal background check.
Test scores from one of the following are optional: MCAT, PCAT, DAT, OAT, or GRE.
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Application Process and Deadlines
To be considered for admission into the Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences Program, applicants must submit their application:
Apply through the Post Baccalaureate Centralized Application Service (PostBacCAS;
https://postbaccas.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login). PostBacCAS allows students to learn about, compare, and apply to a number of post baccalaureate programs through one centralized application.
Requirements for application include:
- One letter of recommendation (individual or committee letter).
- Copies of transcripts from each college or university attended. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to matriculation from every undergraduate, graduate, or professional school that they have attended or are currently attending.
- The deadline for submitting a completed application is July 15. Applications received after July 15 may not be reviewed.
Send application materials to:
Office of Admissions
555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Please Note: Applicants are responsible for notifying the Office of Admissions of any changes in their mailing address or e-mail address. All requests for application withdrawal must be made in writing.
The Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences Program uses a rolling admission process in which completed applications are reviewed and decisions are made at regular intervals during the admissions cycle. The Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences Program begins in the Fall Quarter. Admission to the Biomedical Sciences Program is considered on a competitive basis for applicants who have achieved the required prerequisites. Multiple criteria are used to select the most qualified candidates, including selection of those students the Admissions Committee feels would benefit the most from the Program. Selection decisions for the Program are made by the Biomedical Sciences Program Admissions Committee with the approval of the Program Director and the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies until the class is filled. To maximize their competitiveness within the rolling admission process, candidates are advised to submit their completed applications early in the admission cycle.
After receiving completed application packets, the information provided is verified to determine whether all prerequisite coursework has been completed satisfactorily or will be completed prior to potential matriculation and also to verify the cumulative GPAs for applicants for all completed courses. Completed applications are forwarded to the Biomedical Sciences Program Admissions Committee. Applicants will receive notification in writing of admissions decisions.
Please Note: Applicants may track the receipt of their application materials and the status of their files on the University's website. Instructions for accessing account information will be sent to the applicant by the Office of Admissions after receipt of the application. Applicants are responsible for notifying the Office of Admissions of any changes in their telephone number, mailing address or e-mail address.
Biomedical Sciences students may also qualify for specialized articulation agreements with other Midwestern University programs. Please contact the Office of Admissions for specific information and deadlines regarding articulation agreements that are in place for the professional program(s) in which you might be interested.
Transfer Course Credit
Students may request the transfer of graduate coursework taken at another accredited university to this degree program. However, no more than 9 quarter credit hours can be accepted as transfer credit. Policies for course transfers can be found in the Midwestern University College of Graduate Studies Catalog section titled Advanced Placement/Exemption from Coursework.
Transferring Between Programs
Students interested in transferring between Biomedical Sciences Programs should consult the Program Director.
Transferring from a Program Outside of Midwestern University
The Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences degree program does not accept transfer students from a Master's Program outside of Midwestern University. Students would need to apply for admission to the Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences degree program.