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Biomedical Sciences (M.S.)


Program Description

The M.S. in Biomedical Sciences is a 39-hour program for post-baccalaureate academic enhancement designed to:

  1. Improve students’ academic record and increase their chances of admission to medical school and related graduate programs
  2. Equip those who wish to teach at the post-secondary level
  3. Provide a graduate-level degree for those seeking advancement in private industry

Admissions Requirements

Biomedical Sciences (M.S.)

  • Credit Hours Required: 39  [one-year and two-year program]
  • 2016-2017 Tuition: $580 per credit hour
  • Visit the School of Health Sciences

Fall 2016 Priority Application Deadline: Extended until June 1

One-Year Program

  • $50 application fee (beginning Fall 2016, the application fee will be deferred and assessed during Financial Check-In)
  • Regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA for admission to the one-year program.
    • Official College Transcripts (must be mailed directly from your college to Liberty University in an official, sealed envelope).
  • One year General Chemistry with lab.
  • One year Biology with lab.
  • One semester of Organic Chemistry with residential lab (two semesters recommended).
  • One semester of Physics with residential lab (one semester recommended).
  • One year Human Anatomy/Physiology with residential lab or one semester Histology with residential lab.
  • Students must submit the following test with a minimum score of:
    • MCAT - New scoring system (2015 and later): composite score of 493; Old scoring system (prior to 2015): 20 for one-year program
  • Three faculty letters of recommendation are required (must be on university or company letterhead with signature). These should document the candidate's aptitude for graduate level work.
  • Self Certification Form (for students in the final term of their bachelor's degree)
  • Current Liberty undergraduate students seeking preliminary acceptance into a graduate program must complete a Graduation Application through their ASIST Account.
  • Additional admissions requirements for international students

Two-Year Program

  • $50 application fee (beginning Fall 2016, the application fee will be deferred and assessed during Financial Check-In)
  • Regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor’s degree with at least a 2.75 GPA for admission to the two-year program.
    • Official College Transcripts (must be mailed directly from your college to Liberty University in an official, sealed envelope).
  • One year General Chemistry with lab.
  • One year Biology with lab.
  • One semester of Organic Chemistry with residential lab (two semesters recommended).
  • One semester of Physics with residential lab (one semester recommended).
  • One year Human Anatomy/Physiology with residential lab or one semester Histology with residential lab.
  • Students must submit one of the following tests with a minimum score of:
    • MCAT - New scoring system (2015 and later): composite score of 490; Old scoring system (prior to 2015): 18 for two-year program
    • GRE Verbal 140; Quantitative 145
    • DAT 14.5 Average
    • PCAT 70 or higher
  • Three faculty letters of recommendation are required (must be on university or company letterhead with signature). These should document the candidate's aptitude for graduate level work.
  • Self Certification Form (for students in the final term of their bachelor's degree)
  • Current Liberty undergraduate students seeking preliminary acceptance into a graduate program must complete a Graduation Application through their ASIST Account.
  • Additional admissions requirements for international students

A goal of the School of Health Sciences, and the Department of Biology & Chemistry, is to increase the number of healthcare professionals within the workforce who hold a biblical, Christian Worldview. The biblical, Christian worldview speaks to numerous issues in medicine, including beginning-of-life and end-of-life questions. In order to equip students to apply biblical principles to medicine, our M.S. program requires a three-credit course in Biomedical Ethics.


Graduate Student Assistant (GSA)

Select students may be hired as Graduate Student Assistants (GSAs). GSAs are employed 20 hours per week to teach undergraduate labs at Liberty University, including anatomy & physiology, chemistry, microbiology, human biology, and cadaver labs. GSAs receive 100% tuition scholarship and a stipend of $8,400 annually. You must be admitted to the residential two-year graduate program to be considered for a GSA position.