The 9-month Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences (MABS) program is offered in partnership with the Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) and is taught on the VCOM Virginia campus, in Blacksburg. MABS students gain valuable knowledge and clinical experience to prepare for medical school and professional healthcare programs. Meeting the benchmarks in the master’s program can provide acceptance into the VCOM D.O. program on one of four campuses, unlike programs that only provide an interview.
We are proud to be able to offer the MABS program as an online degree as well. The asynchronous format of the online Master of Arts in Biomedical Science (OMABS) and AI-monitored virtual testing will allow students to earn their master’s degree without the need to relocate to Blacksburg, VA. Just like the MABS program, OMABS will mimic a medical school-like curriculum and allow students to prove that they are academically ready for the rigors of medical school.
Prepare for a Healthcare Career on Campus or Online
Our MABS program curriculum mirrors medical school by emphasizing biomedical coursework, research experience, field study, and seminars in professional development. Students spend 40+ hours interacting with rural Appalachian populations who have limited access to basic health care due to location, poverty, and other systemic factors. Students teach children and adults about public health and/or participate in free clinics.
Courses within the program are taught by faculty who also teach in the VCOM D.O. program. “Faculty in this program love teaching because they play an instrumental role in shaping the lives and molding the philosophy of future physicians and scientists,” says Dr. Emily Lambert, Dean of Sciences.
The reasonable cost of tuition, no MCAT requirement, and opportunities offered by meeting the benchmarks make the BU biomedical sciences program the smart choice. Pursue your dream by emailing the MABS admissions office to learn how you can be among the 130 students in our program.
Please note: The MABS 2022-2023 application cycle is now open and will remain open until April 15, 2022. For more information, please email the Admissions Coordinator.
The Academic Catalog is the student guide to all policies and procedures for Bluefield University.
The MABS Handbook should be utilized for more specific information on program details or policies