Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences (MABS) Admission Requirements
Many criteria beyond your GPA play a role in the admissions process to the Master of Arts in Biomedical Science degree (MABS) program. Acceptance into the program is competitive. While our MABS program provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate an improved academic capability, it does not ensure admission to a professional school.
To be considered for admission, students must have:
- Earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- Completed, with a grade of C or better prior to matriculation, the following undergraduate courses:
- Biological Sciences: One year with laboratory
- Physic: One year
- General or Inorganic Chemistry: One year
- Organic Chemistry: One year
- English: One year
(Laboratories for physics, general or inorganic chemistry, and organic chemistry are strongly encouraged for all applicants.)
- Earned a minimum GPA of:
- Met the Bluefield College and VCOM Technical Standards for Admission and Continued Enrollment listed in the MABS Student Handbook.
While the MCAT is required to obtain admission to medical school, it is not required for admission to the Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences program. Students who enter our program with an MCAT score of 496 or higher have an advantage because they will have met the MCAT component of the benchmarks and can focus solely on their coursework.
To apply to the Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences program, students must:
1. Complete the online application through the PostBacCAS portal.
2. Submit official, verified transcripts from all universities and/or colleges attended; these are to be submitted directly through the PostBacCAS portal.
3. Submit two letters of recommendation; these are to be submitted directly to the PostBacCAS portal by the letter writers.