Biomedical sciences How to apply

University of Missouri-Columbia
Master of science in biomedical sciences
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How to apply

Fulfill the admission requirements

  • Completed bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate education.
  • If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 (internet-based test), an IELTS score of at least 6.5, a Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of at least 59 or a Cambridge C1 Advanced score of at least 180.
  • Prerequisites: Biology (10 hours), physics (3 hours), biochemistry (3 hours), chemistry (10 hours), calculus (3 hours).
  • GRE scores are not required but may enhance your application.

Application dates

The program accepts applications year-round, but students are encouraged to apply by the following deadlines.

To start classes in Apply by Classes begin
Fall Jan. 5 August
Spring Sept. 15 January

Gather your papers

Applying will be easier and faster if you gather these required documents beforehand:

  • Transcripts of all previous college or university education. Upload unofficial transcripts in your online application. If you are accepted, you will be asked to provide official transcripts.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • An essay identifying a key issue of interest in higher education.
  • Statement of purpose.
  • Résumé or CV.
  • TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or C1 Advanced score reports for applicants whose native language is not English. For information on sending test scores, visit the Graduate School website.

Complete the online application

Carefully follow the instructions on the application site.

  • Upload the above documents in the online application
  • Domestic application fee: $75.00
  • International application fee: $100.00

Application fee waiver questions: Contact MU Graduate Admissions with questions via 573-882-6311 or 1-800-877-6312 or via email at

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This program is administered by the College of Veterinary Medicine

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