Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences
Application Requirements

PCOM's Master of Science (MS) in Biomedical Sciences program, offered at both the Philadelphia and Georgia campuses, provides an opportunity for students with baccalaureate degrees to begin their graduate study in the biomedical sciences as preparation for science careers or as additional preparation for professional study:

The MS in Biomedical Sciences program represents a broad content base in the basic biomedical sciences with a strong emphasis on human medicine and clinical applications of the material. Foundation courses provide a unique interdisciplinary background in biomedical sciences that may be applied in business, management or teaching careers, or as preparation for professional school. A certificate of graduate study is awarded for successful completion of all foundation (first year) courses and laboratory objectives. The degree tracks build upon the foundation courses and can be completed in one of several concentrations.



Application Process

The application process is rolling and there is no deadline, therefore, applicants are encouraged to apply early, beginning in August, as acceptances will be offered until the class is filled. Please note that personal interviews are not conducted. The Admissions Office staff is available for counseling either by telephone, e-mail or appointment. Students may declare a degree concentration at any time after matriculation. Please note that a 3.00 GPA in foundation year courses and a personal interview is required in order for approval of a Master's degree concentration.

The admissions process for the graduate program in Biomedical Sciences is not related in any way to the admissions process for the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program on either campus at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. This is not a bridge program for the DO admissions process. Application to the PCOM DO program is comprehensive and competitive. 

Admission Requirements

  • A completed application including autobiographical statement and $75 non-refundable application fee. An acknowledgment e-mail will be sent to you with instructions on how to pay the application fee. 
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Official transcript(s) of all undergraduate and graduate course work. We accept transcripts via mail, eScript and/or Parchment Services. We are unable to accept documents from the National Student Clearinghouse at this time.
  • Eight semester hours each, including two semester hours of laboratory: biology and physics.
  • Sixteen semester hours of chemistry course work (including labs), four credits of which must be organic chemistry.
  • Submit official reports of standardized test scores: MCAT, PCAT, DAT, OAT, or GRE
    • If you plan to submit an MCAT score you will need to forward to PCOM a screenshot of a full copy of your MCAT report as a pdf attachment of your AAMC ID number as well as the verification code which can be obtained from AAMC. Self reported scores are not considered official and will not complete an application. All tests must be taken within three years of the desired date of matriculation. For 2019 enrollment, exams taken before August 2016 will not be accepted to complete an applicant record.  Please allow at least 15 business days to us to access the AAMC and attempt to manually retrieve the scores.

  • One letter of recommendation from the pre-professional advisor/committee or a science faculty member of the applicant's undergraduate or post-baccalaureate institution (letter must be on letterhead and preferably signed) Please note that faculty letters must be from a professor who issued a grade for a course that is noted on the applicant's institutional transcript. Letters can be sent electronically to

All application materials for both Philadelphia and PCOM–Georgia campus applicants should be forwarded to:

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
4170 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Admissions Process

The Admissions Committee screens the application and selects the new students. Following the completion of the admissions process, each applicant is notified of the Admissions committee decision in writing including any conditions that must be satisfied prior to or following enrollment.

As an applicant to PCOM's Biomedical Sciences program, you are responsible for ensuring that all admissions materials are completed accurately and submitted in a timely manner.

In effort to foster the safety and well-being of the entire campus community, as well as to ensure that students accepted to PCOM will be permitted to perform clerkships/internships required to successfully complete their degree requirements, PCOM requires all first year students to complete a criminal background check prior to matriculation. All students must have their criminal background checks processed through PreCheck. The Admissions Office will send notification of the process after confirmation of enrollment and must have this information on file prior to orientation; students will not be allowed to start classes without this information.

Prior to enrollment, all candidates are required to complete PCOM's Technical Standards for Admission and Matriculation.

Philadelphia Campus Applicants

Should you have any questions, please contact us via email at

Georgia Campus Applicants

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