12 months
578 USD/credit 20808 USD/year
578 USD/credit 20808 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences is a one-year degree program offered by the Charles Drew University of Medicine & Science that is designed to give you a solid command of biomedicine, medical informatics, and translational science, as well as ensure that you'll be well versed in the challenges posed by domestic and international health disparities.


Through hands-on experience at the Charles Drew University of Medicine & Science, you'll gain the skills and habits of mind required to excel at biomedical research.

Get In 

Do you have a BS degree in a basic science or a post-baccalaureate certificate in pre-medicine?  Did you graduate with at least a 'B' average?  Earned a reasonably good score on the MCAT or GRE?  Do you have the full complement of basic science courses under your belt?  Then consult our admission requirements to see if you qualify for CDU's one year Master of Science degree program in Biomedical Sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Medical Biochemistry 
  • Physiological Basis of Health and Diseases 
  • Bioinformatics 
  • Translational Research Methods I 
  • Ethical Conduct in Medicine and Science 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor degree from an accredited institution
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or better
  • One of the following admission exams with a minimum score at or better indicating excellence
  • MCAT: 24, MCAT 2015 498
  • GRE: 300
  • DAT: 18
  • PCAT: 70
  • OAT: 300
  • Obtain all pre-requisite courses prior to matriculation
  • General Chemistry with lab: 1 year or 8 units
  • General Biology with lab: 1 year or 8 units
  • Organic Chemistry with lab: 1 year or 8 units
  • Calculus/Statistics 1 semester or 3 units
  • Three (3) recommendation letters, academic/professional (recommendation form is required)
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Personal Goal Statement
  • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores must be submitted prior to any offer of acceptance
  • Coursework completed outside the US, must be evaluated for US course equivalency from one of the following services (course-by-course evaluation required):

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 578 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    20808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 578 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Willowbrook

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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