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Biomedical Sciences - Philadelphia Campus

Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences
The PCOM Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences provides an opportunity for students with baccalaureate degrees to begin their graduate study in the biomedical sciences as preparation for science careers or as additional preparation for professional study.  The program represents a broad content base in the basic biomedical sciences with a strong emphasis on human medicine and clinical applications of the material.

A curriculum of foundation courses provides a unique interdisciplinary background in biomedical sciences that may be applied in business, management or teaching careers, or as preparation for professional school. A certificate of graduate study is awarded for successful completion of all foundation (first year) courses and laboratory objectives.  The degree tracks build upon the foundation courses and culminates in original, closely mentored research, forensic biology, or organizational leadership in the biosciences.
More information about the MS in Biomedical Sciences program - Philadelphia campus. 
The application process is rolling, therefore, applicants are encouraged to apply early.
Please note that personal interviews are not conducted.  The Admissions Office staff is available for counseling either by telephone, e-mail or appointment.

Students may declare a degree concentration at any time after matriculation.  Please note that a 3.00 gpa in foundation year courses and a personal interview is required in order for approval of a Master's degree concentration.   

The admissions process for the graduate program in Biomedical Sciences is not related in any way to the admissions process for the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program on either campus at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. This is not a bridge program for the DO admissions process. Application to the PCOM DO program is comprehensive and competitive. The Faculty Committee on Admissions recommends applicants to the DO program have at least an 8 or higher on each section of the MCAT.

Admissions Requirements:
  • A completed application and $50 application fee

  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Completion of all undergraduate pre-professional science requirements (eight credit hours each of biology, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and physics)
    (Biochemistry is strongly recommended)
  • Official reports of standardized test scores: MCAT, DAT, OAT, GRE or PCAT.   
  • One letter of recommendation from the pre-professional advisor/committee or a science faculty member of the applicant's undergraduate institution
  • Evidence of commitment to a career in the health profession and/or potential for admission to professional school
Click here to apply online.

All application materials for Philadelphia campus applicants should be forwarded to the Office of Admissions at the Philadelphia campus.
The Admissions committee screens the application and selects the new students. Following the completion of the admissions process, each applicant is notified of the Admissions committee decision in writing including any conditions that must be satisfied prior to or following enrollment.

As an applicant to PCOM's Biomedical Sciences program, you are responsible for ensuring that all admissions materials are completed accurately and submitted in a timely manner.

In effort to foster the safety and well-being of the entire campus community, as well as to ensure that students accepted to PCOM will be permitted to perform clerkships/internships required to successfully complete their degree requirements, PCOM requires all first year students to complete a criminal background check prior to matriculation. All students must have their criminal background checks processed through PreCheck. The Admissions Office will send notification of the process after confirmation of enrollment and must have this information on file prior to orientation; students will not be allowed to start classes without this information.
Prior to enrollment, all candidates are required to complete the college's Technical Standards for Admission and Matriculation.
Should you have any questions, please contact us via email at: admissions@pcom.edu  

Last Updated: 10/20/14