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Admission Requirements

Biomedical Sciences, MS

Biomedical Sciences, MS Admission Requirements As of October 2019, the BMS program is accepting applications via PostBacCAS by Liaison. If you apply through PostBacCAS, please do not submit an online application through our MyBarry system. If you apply through MyBarry, please do not submit an application through PostBacCAS. Only one application system should be utilized to avoid duplicating your efforts.

Admission into the Biomedical Sciences MS program is competitive given our limited number of positions each semester. As a result, applicants may meet minimum admission requirements, but may not be selected for admission. Your application will be reviewed for admission into the program based on the following criteria:

  • Applicants must have (at minimum) a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized college or university with a record of satisfactory academic work at the baccalaureate and/or graduate level.
  • All applicants for the master's degree should have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. Any graduate level work will also be calculated into the cumulative GPA and the resulting GPA should also be 3.0 or higher.
  • Applicants must have grades of "C" or better in the following undergraduate courses and corresponding labs: 8 semester hours of study in each Biology (I and II), Chemistry (I and II), Organic Chemistry (I and II), and Physics (I and II).
  • All applicants for the master's degree are required to submit two (2) letters of recommendation that can be 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.
  • A personal statement describing future goals.
  • A copy of your resume.
  • Effective October 1, 2021 the Biomedical Sciences MS program at Barry University moved to a test optional admissions review process. If you wish to provide a graduate level test score, you may do so. Submitting a test score will not influence the admission decision, but it may assist the faculty admissions committee in determining the recommended program completion track.
  • If you have previously matriculated into any professional school (DDS, DMD, DO, DPM, MD, OD, etc), you may be required to provide additional information or interview with the Program Director.

If your first language is not English, you must submit a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a 79 on the Internet-based version (iBT).

Application 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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