Biomedical Sciences Comprehensive Exam & Graduation Requirements
Master’s students must register for and pass a comprehensive qualifying examination based on the required course work. Comprehensive exam fees are non-refundable/non-transferable. To be eligible for the comprehensive exam a student must have achieved a minimum 3.0 GPA for 30 semester hours with no more than 8 semester hours of “C” grades and no “F” grades and must have satisfied all provisions for admission.
A student may only sit for the comprehensive exam a maximum of three times, including all attempts at other national medical board examinations.
A student has a maximum of 7 years from their start of the program to complete all degree requirements, including sitting for and passing the comprehensive examination.
Research students must complete a capstone project and are not required to sit for the comprehensive examination.
Passing scores on the USMLE, COMLEX, National Board Dental Exam or equivalent national standardized medical board examinations may be accepted in lieu of the comprehensive exam offered by the Biomedical Sciences MS program.
A student must complete 36 semester hours of graduate course work with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B) with no more than 8 semester hours of “C” grades in order to graduate with the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences degree. Courses with “F” grades must be repeated and replaced with grades of “B” or better.
Certificate of Completion
Students that have successfully completed the core courses of the program with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 may receive a Certificate of Completion. Please be advised this paper certificate is not noted on your Barry University transcript.