The M.S. in Biomedical Sciences is a 39-hour program for post-baccalaureate academic enhancement designed to:
- Improve students’ academic record and increase their chances of admission to medical school and related graduate programs
- Equip those who wish to teach at the post-secondary level
- Provide a graduate-level degree for those seeking advancement in private industry
The M.S. program is currently delivered in three formats:
- Concentrated 1-year program
- Graduates of the 1-year program who meet eligibility standards set by the Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine will receive priority preference for admission.
- Admission to the 1-year program is by referral only.
- Residential 2-year program
- Utilizes all of the same courses of the 1-year program spread over four semesters.
- Online Program: four-semester distance education program that will include intensive residential labs for anatomy and physiology courses. Course offerings are provided through Liberty University Online (LUO) and BlackBoard®.
A goal of the School of Health Sciences, and the Department of Biology & Chemistry, is to increase the number of healthcare professionals within the workforce who hold a biblical, Christian Worldview. The biblical, Christian worldview speaks to numerous issues in medicine, including beginning-of-life and end-of-life questions. In order to equip students to apply biblical principles to medicine, our M.S. program requires a 3-credit course in Biomedical Ethics.