Program Overview

Master of Biomedical Science Program

The Master of Biomedical Science (MBS) program is a one-year, 37-credit hour program designed to enhance the scientific knowledge of students who desire to pursue a professional degree in the biomedical sciences or in health care professions including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, and optometry. The curriculum integrates science, research, bioethics and medical humanities, culminating into a final capstone project.

Students enrolled in the MBS program at the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine (UIWSOM) who wish to apply to the UIW DO program:

  • must have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA at the conclusion of the fall term to be eligible for a faculty committee letter of recommendation.
  • automatically receive the UIWSOM supplemental application. The $50.00 supplemental fee is waived.
  • are guaranteed a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI). Interview date to be determined.

The MBS admissions committee recommends a minimum MCAT score of 500 to be competitive with the general pool of candidates. Over the last three years, approximately 60 percent of MBS graduates applying to the DO program were admitted and matriculated.