Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences (M.A.)
9 months, full-time; begins fall quarter only
The MA degree is not considered a terminal degree and the salary the MA graduate earns will be determined by the professional career they enter.
1 Class of 2013 Biomedical Sciences-Illinois May 2013 exit survey (55% [28/51] of matriculants responding) and MWU Professional School Admissions.
To be considered for admission to the Master of Arts in Biomedical Science degree program, applicants must submit the following documented evidence:
|Course||Sem Hrs||Qtr Hrs|
|Biology with lab||8||12|
|General Chemistry with lab||8||12|
|Organic Chemistry with lab||8||12|
|Physics with lab||4||6|
The Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences (M.A.) degree is a full-time, three-quarter, graduate level, coursework only program. This program is designed to help students with a bachelor’s degree, preferably with a major in the sciences, improve their academic foundation in the biomedical sciences and enhance their credentials for admission into medical school or other health professional program. All students take a total of 45 quarter hour credits: 42 required core credits and 3 elective credits. Core courses include: Biochemistry I & II, Human Anatomy (with lab), Human Physiology I & II, Pathophysiology, Medical Microbiology, Molecular Immunology, Pharmacology I, II & III, Neuroscience, Healthcare Issues and Professional Development. The elective credits, offered in a variety of disciplines, include other biomedical science courses and professional preparation courses e.g. Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Medical Spanish, Fundamentals of Research, etc. These electives improve critical thinking and enhance the student’s preparation for professional school applications.
NOTE: Transferrring between degree programs is prohibited. MBS students who leave after their first year will not be granted an MA degree. MA students who do not get accepted into a professional program after the the first year cannot "stay on" for a second year to get the MBS degree.
The Midwestern University Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences Program provides students with an in-depth education in the biomedical sciences and graduates students who are competitive applicants for admission into professional programs in healthcare.
Midwestern University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission/A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC/NCA), 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413.
|MA in Biomedical Science||MBS in Biomedical Science|
|Duration||9 months||21-24 months|
|Start Date||Fall Quarter only||Fall Quarter only|
|Credits (Qtr Hr)||45 minimum||72 minimum|
|Test Scores||GRE, MCAT, PCAT, DAT, OAT||GRE, MCAT, PCAT, DAT, OAT|
|Letters of Recommendation||Two individual or One committee letter||Two individual or One committee letter|
|Transcripts||From each college/university attended||From each college/university attended|
|English||6 sem hrs / 9 qtr hrs||strongly recommended|
|General Biology||8 sem hrs / 12 qtr hrs||strongly recommended|
|General Chemistry||8 sem hrs / 12 qtr hrs||strongly recommended|
|Organic Chemistry||8 sem hrs / 12 qtr hrs||strongly recommended|
|Physics||8 sem hrs / 12 qtr hrs||strongly recommended|
|Mathematics||3 sem hrs / 4 qtr hrs||strongly recommended|
|Ethics of Research||x|
|Research Literature Review||x|
|Principles of Biostatistics||x|
|Fundamentals of Research||x|
|Research Design and Methodology||x|
|Electives||3 credit hours||10 credit hours|