Program Overview

Bluefield College offers a one-year master of arts degree in biomedical sciences on the VCOM Virginia campus.

The program curriculum will emphasize the biomedical sciences with a strong emphasis on human medicine and clinical applications. Its purpose is to enhance academics to gain acceptance into a medical school or other healthcare program through a nine-month, 35-credit hour, face-to-face delivery with emphasis on biomedical coursework, research experience, field study, as well as seminars in professional development. One of the most important features of the MABS is its benchmarks that allow a successful student to gain guaranteed acceptance into the VCOM D.O. program.

The M.A. in Biomedical Sciences program supports the mission of Bluefield College by attracting individuals from rural areas, low socioeconomic status backgrounds, and underrepresented minorities, although acceptance is not limited to individuals from these groups. Tuition for the program is $28,000. For more information, call 540.231.8687 or email .

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Please note: Admissions for the 2020-2021 class is open! The application deadline is April 15, 2020. For more information, call 540-231-8687 or email 


Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences Degree


Approval and Accreditation

Bluefield College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees.

A Word From the Faculty

This program provides us the opportunity to teach future physicians and healthcare providers the importance of God’s healing power and how to incorporate spirituality into the healing process. It also provides us the opportunity to impart upon future teachers and academicians scientific and medical curriculum from a Christian worldview.

Emily Lambert, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Biology