Biomedical Sciences (M.S.)

Admissions Information

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

Academic Information

The M.S. program is currently delivered in two formats: 

  • Concentrated 1-year program
    • Graduates of the 1-year program who meet eligibility standards set by the Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine will receive priority preference for admission.
  • Residential 2-year program
    • Utilizes all of the same courses of the 1-year program spread over four semesters.

A third option (coming soon) will consist of a four-semester distance education program that will include intensive residential labs for anatomy and physiology courses. Course offerings through the distance education program will be developed and implemented using online technology through Liberty University Online (LUO) and BlackBoard®.

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 3-credit course in Biomedical Ethics.