Biomedical Research, M.S. (Non-Thesis)

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements of both Marshall University Graduate Admissions as outlined on their website - www.marshall.edu/graduate/admissions/how-to-apply-for-admission - and the Biomedical Research program of the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Interested persons should visit https://jcesom.marshall.edu/research, e-mail mubiomed@marshall.edu and/or call 304-696-3365.

Biomedical Research M.S. (Thesis and Non-Thesis) Applicants

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Successfully completed, with a grade of C or better, one year of general biology, physics, general chemistry, and organic chemistry, all with associated laboratories. A semester of biochemistry or molecular biology with associated laboratory is also required.
  • A recommended minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0
  • A recommended minimum GPA of 3.0 in combined science and math courses
  • Official transcript from degree granting institution/s and institutions where relevant post-baccalaureate or graduate coursework was taken
  • Departmental materials: three recommendations, program online form, written statement addressing educational and career goals, CV/resume

Priority Deadline - June 1 for Best Chance of Admission

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed until the class is filled. Applications will be considered after the priority deadline until June 30, if openings are available. The completed application, application fee, official transcript(s), three recommendations, written statement, and official GRE scores should be received in the Graduate Admissions Office by June 1. For the Medical Sciences area of emphasis only, no entrance exam is required. The program online form should be received in the Office of Research and Graduate Education by June 1.

Duration of Degree Program

Students are expected to complete the degree within two years. This includes the summer between years one and two for M.S. (thesis) students.

Entry Term

B.M.R. M.S. (thesis) students may matriculate in July (summer III term) or in August (fall term). B.M.R. M.S. (non-thesis) students with an area of emphasis in Medical Sciences must matriculate in the fall term only.

Qualifying for Admission into Marshall University
Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine without the MCAT (Pathway Program)

Requirements

  • Have a minimum 3.4 GPA in the BMR, M.S. Medical Sciences program at the time of the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (MUJCESOM) interview
  • Graduate from the program with a minimum of a 3.4 GPA
  • Pass the M.S. comprehensive exam on the first attempt in May of the program’s second year

Benefits

  • An MCAT score will not be required for admittance to MUJCESOM
  • For interview purposes, out-of-state applicants will be considered the same as in-state students, regardless of residency. Marshall University JCESOM tuition cost will be based on residency status.
  • With satisfactory standing, students will receive the mandatory program letter of support.

Program Requirements

Biomedical Research, M.S. (Non-Thesis Medical Sciences Area of Emphasis)

A minimum of 36 credit hours is required for the non-thesis degree. In addition, the student must pass a written comprehensive examination covering

BMR 601Intro DNA, RNA & Protiens3
BMR 602Intro Cells and Metabolism3
BMR 603Regulation Cell Function2
BMR 604Cell Basis of Disease1
BMR 882Research1-15
Or have a research

To remain in good academic standing and to graduate, the student must have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0.

Biomedical Research, M.S. (Non-Thesis Medical Sciences Research Area of Emphasis)

A minimum of 36 credit hours is required for the non-thesis degree. In addition, the student must pass a written comprehensive examination covering

BMR 601Intro DNA, RNA & Protiens3
BMR 602Intro Cells and Metabolism3
BMR 603Regulation Cell Function2
BMR 604Cell Basis of Disease1
BMR 882Research1-15
Or have a research

To remain in good academic standing and to graduate, the student must have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0.

Plan of Study

Biomedical Research, M.S. (Non-Thesis Medical Sciences Area of Emphasis)

All students are required to successfully complete the following core curriculum:

Core Curriculum
BMR 601Intro DNA, RNA & Protiens3
BMR 602Intro Cells and Metabolism3
BMR 603Regulation Cell Function2
BMR 604Cell Basis of Disease1
Select one of the following or equivalent:3
BMR Statistics Technique
Biostatistics
Statistical Methods
Inter Behavioral Stat
Biostatistics
BMR 680Seminar (minimum of 4 hrs.)1
BMR 785Intro to Research1-6
MCB 631Medical Microbiology I3
MCB 632Medical Microbiology II2
PHS 628Mammalian Neurophysiology2
Total Credit Hours21-26

Electives

PHS 629Mammalian Physiology6
PMC 621Medical Pharmacology I6
PMC 622Medical Pharmacology II2

In addition, after 12 hours of coursework has been completed, the student must submit to an M.S. Plan of Study form to the Dean of the Graduate College.

Biomedical Research, M.S. (Non-Thesis Medical Sciences Research Area of Emphasis)

All students are required to successfully complete the following core curriculum:

Core Curriculum
BMR 601Intro DNA, RNA & Protiens3
BMR 602Intro Cells and Metabolism3
BMR 603Regulation Cell Function2
BMR 604Cell Basis of Disease1
Select one of the following or equivalent:3
BMR Statistics Technique
Biostatistics
Statistical Methods
Inter Behavioral Stat
Biostatistics
BMR 680Seminar (minimum of 4 hrs.)1
BMR 785Intro to Research1-6
BMR 882Research (minimum of 12 hrs.)12
Total Credit Hours26-31

Recommended Elective Classes

CTS 614Online Survey Tools3
PHS 629Mammalian Physiology6
MCB 631Medical Microbiology I3
MCB 632Medical Microbiology II2

In addition, after 12 hours of coursework has been completed, the student must submit an M.S. Plan of Study form to the Dean of the Graduate College.