Tailored to meet your needs, Midwestern University's one- and two-year Biomedical Sciences degree programs offer the options you need to achieve your goals. Our student-centered curriculum is designed to provide you with a broad background in the biomedical sciences. Caring faculty members will guide you as you develop the academic and analytic skills you need to build your future. You'll be well-prepared for success whether you decide to pursue additional education in the health professions or choose to start a meaningful career in biomedical science.
Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences (M.A.B.S.)
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 2015 Biomedical Sciences-Illinois May 2015 exit survey (97% [63/65] 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|
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: 41 required core credits and 4 elective credits. Core courses include: Biochemistry I & II, Human Anatomy (with lab), Human Genetics, Human Physiology I & II, Pathophysiology, Medical Microbiology, Molecular Immunology, Pharmacology I, II & III, Neuroscience, and Professional Development. The elective credits, offered in a variety of disciplines, include other biomedical science courses and professional preparation courses e.g. Alternative Therapies & Natural Products, Biomedical Imaging, Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Development of Newly Approved Drug Therapies, Ethics of Research & Experimentation, Fundamentals of Research, Lab Research, Medical Spanish, Nutrition in Preventative Medicine, and Research Design & Methodology. 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|
|Biology with Lab||8 sem hrs / 12 qtr hrs||strongly recommended|
|General Chemistry with Lab||8 sem hrs / 12 qtr hrs||strongly recommended|
|Organic Chemistry with Lab||8 sem hrs / 12 qtr hrs||strongly recommended|
|Physics||4 sem hrs / 6 qtr hrs||strongly recommended|
|Mathematics||3 sem hrs / 4 qtr hrs||strongly recommended|
|Ethics of Research & Experimentation||Elective||x|
|Principles of Biostatistics||x|
|Fundamentals of Research||Elective||x|
|Research Design and Methodology||Elective||x|
|Seminar in the Biomedical Sciences||x|
|Electives||4 credit hours||8 credit hours|
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