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Biomedical Sciences Comprehensive Exam & Graduation Requirements

Comprehensive Exam

Graduation RequirementsMaster’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.

Graduation Requirements

A student must complete 33 or 34 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 and no “F” grades), and must successfully pass the comprehensive exam in order to graduate with the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences degree.

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