Eastern Mennonite University

Eastern Mennonite University

MS in Biomedicine


1200 Park Road

Harrisonburg, VA 22802

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MS in Premedicine (50 SH), MS in Biomedicine (48 SH)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Eastern Mennonite University's (EMU) MS in Biomedicine graduate program helps students build and strengthen their application to professional health school. Our vision is to prepare graduates who can successfully enter medical school or other professional health science schools, enhance their effectiveness as teachers in secondary schools, or work in health care administration. The MS in Biomedicine program uses the same core curriculum of natural sciences taught in many other graduate programs. Guided by our excellent faculty, equipped science laboratories, and direct interaction of faculty with students in small class settings, students can gain a mastery of biomedical science concepts. Faculty mentors uniquely educate students through the following four methodologies:

  • integrative seminar/practicum courses emphasizing transdisciplinary and practical experiences,
  • cross-discipline courses in social science, theology, and ethics accenting the interconnectedness of faith and science,
  • faculty-mentored research project investigating transdisciplinary facets of a biomedicine topic,
  • cross-cultural health care course reflecting biomedical practice in different ethnic or social settings.

Our program supports a transdisciplinary, global, and holistic approach to biomedical education. This transdisiplinary model of a masters biomedicine program provides students with a strong foundational understanding of the natural sciences but also uniquely educates students on how the humanities should inform their worldview.

Our students are encouraged to expand their view of health care and healing by studying the interrelationship between natural science, sociology, psychology, religion and philosophy. We additionally believe that spirituality is a vital component of health, and we motivate our students to explore the role of their faith traditions in their professional lives and the lives of their future patients as helath care providers, or students as educators.

Dual-listed courses (undergraduate/graduate) comprise a significant quantity of the courses in this program along with other courses that are exclusively graduate. The MS is awarded based on satisfactory completion of 48 hours of approved coursework. We have two certificate programs that can be completed in one year.

The program is interdisciplinary with courses based in multiple academic departments including the natural and social sciences and the humanities. The core required courses and most of the elective courses are taught on Eastern Mennonite University’s Harrisonburg, Virginia, campus. A few elective courses can be taken “on-line.” Students who complete our program are prepared to apply and successfully enter medical or dental school.


Program approved by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 48 semester hours

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 640 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 18,000 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 18,000 USD

Classification: Baccalaureate College—Liberal Arts

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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