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Master of Biomedical Sciences Admissions Checklist

The University of the Incarnate Word Master of Biomedical Sciences Admissions Committee reviews applicants holistically taking into consideration academic history, leadership qualities and service to the community among other things.

Admissions Checklist

Online MBS Supplemental Program Application

Complete the MBS Program Supplemental Application.

Online UIW Graduate Admissions Application

 First-time Users

Create an account to start a new application. If you have completed a UIW degree and are seeking a second degree, you must complete a new application as a first-time user. 
 

Log in to continue your application.

Application Fee

Submit $50 non-refundable supplemental application fee online. 

Official College Transcript(s)

Submit official transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended directly to the UIW Graduate Admissions Office.

Pre-professional exam scores based on intended professional discipline:

  • MCAT- PreMed
  • DA - Dental
  • GRE - Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy

(Other Pre-professional exam as appropriate)

Submit official test scores by using GRE code 6303.

MCAT scores (with validation code) should be printed and mailed directly to the UIW Graduate Admissions Office.

Letters of Recommendation

Three letters of recommendation should be submitted in a signed-sealed envelope directly to the UIW Graduate Admissions Office.  At least one reference letter should be submitted by a faculty member and one from a health care provider.

Committee letters are accepted and will be considered as one of the three required letters. Questions about committee letters should be directed to the MBS program.

 

Prerequisite College Courses

Prerequisite coursework must be taken from an accredited college or university.  Prerequisites must be completed with a grade of “C” or better (C- is not accepted).  A minimum science and cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on 4.0 scale must be achieved.

Prerequisite 
Requirement

Biology with lab

8 semester credit hours

General Chemistry with lab

8 semester credit hours

***Organic Chemistry with lab

4 semester credit hours

Biochemistry

3 semester credit hours

^Physics with lab

4 semester credits hours

*Human Anatomy  or Anatomy & Physiology I

3-4 semester credit hours

**Human Physiology or Anatomy & Physiology II

3-4 credit hours

Mathematics (Calculus or Statistics)

3 semester credit hours

*Human Anatomy or Anatomy & Physiology I - required only for students seeking Physician Assistant, Pharmacy, and Physical Therapy pathways.  (Recommended for students seeking medical school entry)

**Human Physiology or Anatomy & Physiology II - required only for students seeking Physician Assistant, Pharmacy, and Physical Therapy pathways.  (Recommended for students seeking medical school entry) 

***Organic Chemistry II - required only for student seeking medical, dental, or veterinary school entry

^Physics - 8 semester credit hours required only for student seeking medical, dental, or veterinary school entry

 

The University of the Incarnate Word is an equal opportunity institution and welcomes applications for employment or admission regardless of race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or religion.  Please see the Matriculation Requirements page regarding additional requirements for admitted students such as matriculation deposit, health status forms & immunizations, proof of insurance, drug screens, and background checks. (All materials submitted become the property of the UIW Master of Biomedical Sciences Program and cannot be returned to the applicant.)