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Biomedical Science, M.B.S.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
, TX,
Pursue a broad graduate degree (science, research, bioethics and medical humanities) and benefit from distinguished clinical faculty and state-of-the-art facilities during the Biomedical Science programme from University of the Incarnate Word.

About

The Master of Biomedical Science (MBS) program from University of the Incarnate Word is a one-year, 37-credit hour program designed to enhance the scientific knowledge of graduates who desire to pursue a professional degree in the biomedical sciences or in healthcare including a PhD, a medical degree through either a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) program, Physician Assistant, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, or Dentistry. 

The curriculum integrates science, research, bioethics and medical humanities, with an emphasis on population health, culminating into a final capstone project.

The University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine offers an innovative one-year program designed to enhance the scientific knowledge of graduates who desire to pursue a professional degree in the biomedical sciences or in healthcare.

Learners will go through a rigorous curriculum that integrates science, research, bioethics and medical humanities, with an emphasis on population health, culminating into a final capstone project.

The University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine is located at the up-and-coming Brooks community on the southside of San Antonio, Texas, home of the former U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine. Students in the MBS program share faculty and facilities with learners in the DO program.

Programme Structure

Courses included: 

  • Human Anatomy
  • Advanced Cell Biology and Biochemistry
  • Health Humanities
  • Research Methods & Design 
  • Epidemiology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    37 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    83

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  • Minimum required score:

    56

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • The MBS admissions committee recommends a minimum MCAT score of 500 to be competitive with the general pool of candidates. Over the last two years, approximately 65 percent of MBS graduates applying to the DO program were admitted and matriculated.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    960 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 960 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    960 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 960 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for San Antonio

  • 972 - 1510 USD/month
    Living Costs

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