Admission Requirements


  • Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences

    Requirements for admission to the master of science in biomedical sciences (either the one-year or two-year tracks):

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
    • Completion of 13 hours of chemistry (including organic chemistry), 12 hours of biological sciences, 8 hours of physics and 6 hours of English
    • Science G.P.A. of greater than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    • Graduate entrance examination completion (MCAT or GRE) - To be considered a competitive applicant, you should have a MCAT score of 21 or a GRE score of 300.
      If you are interested in a health professions program outside of medicine, we will accept admissions tests in accordance with those professions.
    • Two letters of recommendation, preferably from science faculty familiar with the applicant's academic abilities.

    For more information about the master of science degree in biomedical sciences, please contact the KCUMB Admissions Office at 800-234-4847 or 816-654-7160.

    Master of Arts in Bioethics

    Requirements for admission to the master of arts in bioethics:

    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
    • Science G.P.A. of greater than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    • Graduate entrance examination completion (MCAT or GRE) - To be considered a competitive applicant, you should have a MCAT score of 21 or a GRE score of 300.
      If you are interested in a health professions program outside of medicine, we will accept admissions tests in accordance with those professions.
    • Two letters of recommendation.

    Students must have MCAT scores of 19 or higher, or competitive scores on other graduate tests such as the GRE or DAT. Students with MCAT score will be given first priority.

    Special Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

    The University provides reasonable and appropriate accommodations for matriculated students with documented disabilities. The intent of the policy is to provide each student with an opportunity to excel academically, while creating an equitable environment conducive to learning. The policy will be administered consistently, fairly and in a non-discriminatory manner. The policy complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1992 and any other applicable state and/or federal laws.

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