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Master of Science in Basic Biomedical Sciences

About the Program

MS program in Basic Biomedical Sciences provides in-depth training to prepare scientists in interdisciplinary basic research (molecular, cellular, organ and integrative). Departmental faculty members represent diverse Medical-related basic science disciplines that provide a unique opportunity for biomedical research training. Core courses include physiology, cell biology and an introduction to research methodology. The multidisciplinary focus of the program is also emphasized in the candidate’s MS program committee.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: January 5
Spring deadline: September 15
Summer deadline: January 5

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Required prerequisite courses: Biology (10 hrs), Physics (3 hrs), Biochemistry (3 hrs), Chemistry (10 hrs), Calculus (3 hrs)

NOTE: The GRE requirement may be waived for applicants with an MD or DVM. Prerequisite courses may be completed during the master’s program.

Minimum GRE scores

When did you take the GRE? Verbal + Quantitative Analytical
Prior to August 1, 2011 1000 3.5
On or after August 1, 2011 300 3.5

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet -based 100 17 17 17 17
TOEFL Paper-based 600 52 52 N/A 52
IELTS Academic 7 6 6 6 6

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.  
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Biomedical Sciences Program

  • Program-specific application (built into the Graduate Studies online application)
  • Letter of intent addressed to the Director of Graduate Studies. 500 words or more.
  • GRE scores              
  • Copy of transcripts
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Resume (Optional)

Admission Contact Information

Dr. David Kline
Dept. Biomedical Sciences
Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center
134 Research Park Dr.
Columbia, MO 65211