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Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences

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About the Program Biomedical Sciences, MS

Prepare for acceptance to medical or dental school or for a dynamic career in a professional research environment! With a master’s degree in biomedical sciences, your career options include:

  • Increased probability for acceptance to medical or dental school.
  • Research in the biomedical/biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries.
  • Increased probability of acceptance into Biomedical Sciences PhD programs.
  • Working with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at the State or local level, or with organizations like the National Institute of Health (NIH), Nationals Science Foundation (NSF), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

If you decide not to continue your education to earn a medical or dental degree, you can work in the healthcare industry or teach at a 4-year college with a graduate degree in biomedical sciences.

Record of success: Over the past 30+ years, graduates from Barry’s biomedical sciences program have been accepted to prestigious US medical and dental schools.

Ideal Location: South Florida is becoming one of the country’s hubs for biomedical research. Research opportunities available at local biomedical industry companies can significantly enrich your learning experience. The range of possible research fields includes: immunology, cancer, pharmaceuticals, pharmacokinetics, bone marrow stem cell research, leukemia, terminal diseases, cardiovascular stents, genetics and bioinformatics.

Barry’s biomedical sciences graduate program is specifically designed to help you attain your goals!

Course Descriptions Graduation Requirements

Top 10 Reasons to Choose Barry's Program

  • Tradition. Well-established program since 1989 so we know what works!
  • Proof. Proven track record of placing our students in distinguished medical and dental schools throughout the United States for over 25 years.
  • Fact. Our program is selective, rigorous, demanding, and gives self-directed learners the best tools to achieve their goals.
  • Comparison. Our curriculum is similar to first year offerings of many medical, dental, or podiatry curriculums. We boast an exceptional selection of electives such as Epidemiology, Immunology, Medical Microbiology, Pathophysiology, and more.
  • Technology. Our lab features an Anatomage Table, which is the most technologically-advanced anatomy visualization system displaying true human gross anatomy in real-life size.
  • Reputation. Strong reputation for developing well-prepared and accomplished applicants to medical, dental, and other professional schools upon completion of the program.
  • Validity. Accredited through 2024 by the Southern Association for Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission.
  • Educators/Experience. We have outstanding and highly-trained faculty, staff and administrators! Numerous faculty members have experience teaching in medical institutions and medical schools.
  • Location. Located at our secure, modern facility in picturesque Hollywood, Florida. Study breaks can be filled with a visit to the beach or numerous cultural opportunities.
  • Community. You deserve to be with the best. Benefit from a supportive and multicultural student body to begin your unique lifelong experience in learning and social justice.

Sathees B. Chandra Ph.D., Associate Dean for CNHS Director, Biomedical Sciences

Welcome Message from the Associate Dean

“On behalf of our faculty and staff, I am pleased to introduce you to the Barry University Graduate Biomedical Sciences (BMS) program. Steeped in a tradition of rigor, the program prepares students who wish to advance as health care professionals or biomedical scientists. ”

Biomedical Sciences, MS Program Length Options

The Biomedical Sciences program has been providing exceptional graduate academic enhancement opportunities for over thirty years. We are continuously assisting students directed by their undergraduate advisors to pursue additional science coursework prior to professional school (DO/MD, DDS/DMD, DPM, OD, PA, and PharmD) as well as those students disheartened by not gaining acceptance into professional school. Thriving in our master's program is a remarkable way to prove that you are more than your undergraduate performance may indicate. Given the staggering importance your success in our program can have on your future, we take great care and intention with our admission process and decisions.

Each completed application is reviewed by our faculty admissions committee. The committee's goal is to admit students who will aptly manage our rigorous curriculum, commit to scientific learning and demonstrate sound professional capacity. While the review process considers each element of an application, we place a strong focus on overall academic performance, specific science pre-requisites, upper level science coursework, academic performance trend, and analysis of any patterns of withdrawals or repeated courses.

Program Length Options

Our faculty admissions committee determines if an accepted dental or medical student completes the program in three consecutive semesters (1-year), three non-consecutive semesters (18 months), or 4 non-consecutive semesters (2 years). All students who pursue a research curriculum are placed on the 2-year track.


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Campus Location Hollywood Health Sciences Site

Biomedical Sciences Program


421 North 21st Ave Hollywood, FL 33020

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Biomedical Sciences, MS Faculty & Staff

We seek out professors who are not only great teachers, but who love what they do. Their passion, enthusiasm, and inspiration are contagious, and there's no better way to keep young minds excited about learning and discovering.

Beyond each teacher's area of expertise, our faculty is committed to promoting equality, social justice, altruism, diversity, and humility. Through education, everyone can have a voice.

Admissions Overview Getting Started

Congratulations on taking the first step to pursue your passion, advance your career, and make a difference in your community. We are committed to assist each student through the admission process.

Whether you transition straight from undergraduate studies to a graduate program or have been out of school for some time, we offer a welcoming and professional environment for graduate study.

Apply Now! Admissions Requirements & Deadlines

You may seek admission to the master’s program in Biomedical Sciences in the Fall, Spring or Summer semesters. There are no strict deadlines for accepting applications, although the following dates are considered priority application dates:


    June 1st for the Fall semester


    December 1st for the Spring semester


    March 31st for the Summer Semester

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    June 1st for the Fall semester

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    December 1st for the Spring semester

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    March 31st for the Summer Semester

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Application Process

Please follow the process below to apply online through our MyBarry System. If you apply through our MyBarry System, please do not apply via PostBacCAS by Liaison. 

If you have already submitted an application for our BMS program through PostBacCAS, you do not need to submit an online application through our MyBarry system. Only one application platform should be utilized.

How Do I Apply?

  • Complete the online graduate application, or complete the conventional paper application when you visit.
  • Submit your $30 nonrefundable application fee with your application. (This can either be done online with a credit card, or via a check or money order payable to Barry University that you submit via mail.)
  • Submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. Incomplete transcripts must be updated with final official transcripts as soon as all coursework is completed.
  • Submit two (2) letters of recommendation from any of the following individuals: professor (science or non-science), advisor, present or former employer, or a healthcare professional you have shadowed. We will accept a health committee letter as meeting both recommendation requirements if it is signed by two or more individuals.
  • Submit a personal statement describing your future goals.
  • Submit your most recent resume. Please include any shadowing experience, if applicable, on your resume.
  • Our BMS program is test optional. You are welcome to submit a graduate level standardized test score but it will not influence the admissions decision. It may be used by the faculty admissions committee to help determine your program completion track.
  • If you are an international student, please read the additional international student requirements detailed here.
  • To learn more about the program or university, please consult the Barry University catalog.
  • For assistance with the application, please contact Health Sciences Admissions at or (305)-899-3541.

Transfer Credits

Applicants may transfer a maximum of 6 semester hours of graduate courses with a minimum grade "B” if approved by the Program Director and the CNHS Dean. Only course work taken in the past 5 years at regionally accredited universities or medical colleges listed with the World Health Organization will be considered for transfer. Credits can only be accepted for transfer if they have not been used towards the conferral of a degree.

Financial Aid Affordable for you.

At BarryU, our tuition is competitive, affordable and still promises all the perks of a private school education. Our cost per credit is in-line with other institutions, but we offer a mission-driven educational experience and provide our students with personalized attention and academic excellence. Scholarships and financial aid can also be explored to help offset overall costs.

Barry University participates in the full array of federal and state financial aid programs. At Barry, we are committed to doing all we can to help you finance your education.

Barry University's Financial Aid staff will assist you through the financial aid application process.

Financial Aid Programs Tuition and Fees

You can use the Barry University Scholarship System to find other scholarship opportunities that you may be eligible to receive:

  • Answer as many questions as you like—the more questions answered, the more scholarships you’re matched to
  • Be automatically considered for many of the scholarships available at Barry University
  • Do a keyword search for scholarships and review the criteria to see if your qualifications are a match

The scholarships are funded through contributions from private donors, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, campus organizations, and corporations.

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