Post-Baccalaureate Studies in Biomedical Sciences at Regis

MSBS White Coat Ceremony
The Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences nine month degree program is designed to provide record enhancing post-baccalaureate studies for students who wish to pursue a career in healthcare fields such as medicine (DO, MD, PA) and dentistry. The program provides a team-focused, academically intensive and supportive environment in which to prove readiness for future study. It includes a hands-on externship component in the Denver healthcare community, culminating in an integrative capstone project.
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Biomedical Sciences

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The Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences Program in Regis College is designed for students who have completed an undergraduate degree and basic undergraduate science coursework and seek to enter a graduate program in the health sciences or health research (e.g., medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, biomedical research).

Program Benefits

  • Less than one year to a full MS degree
  • Hands-on experience through a carefully chosen Denver community externship
  • Excellent career and application advising, 1/5 student to advisor ratio
  • Targeted, integrated curriculum
  • Small class size ensures individualized attention from faculty
  • Jesuit foundational philosophy based on cura personalis, care for the whole person
  • Cooperative, intensive, professional atmosphere
  • Amazing location - a beautiful campus located between vibrant urban Denver and the mountains

Learning Formats

This nine-month intensive program includes both day (afternoon) and evening courses. Courses are scheduled to allow students larger blocks of time for studying, completing an externship, or volunteering. Given the time demands of this program and its required externship (10-15 hours per week), it is highly recommended that students not be employed for more than 10 hours per week. Dedicated graduate courses are classroom or laboratory based. Courses are closely coordinated and include cross-course team-based learning. The externship course during spring semester is a guided academic externship in a health, biotechnology-research, or biomedical research setting that, along with the final Biomedical Seminar, requires completion of a written final research project and short presentation. The final program seminar includes a program cumulative examination.

Seminar Courses

The sequential seminar series serves as the means by which students can better determine where they wish to go in the future and how best they can get there. An initial seminar experience in August before the beginning of the natural science curriculum serves to both orient students to and focus students on the coming demands of the program and help students begin to develop a focused career plan. The remaining three seminars continue this work as well as helping students pull their program work together into their final project. The seminar series of courses also includes student attendance at a speaker series including members of the biomedical health care community and biomedical researchers.

Academic Externship

The guided academic externship ensures that students put their education into the larger context of a biomedical field, gain valuable real-world experience, and improve their likelihood of admittance into a graduate health or research program. The value of such experiences for admission to graduate programs has increased dramatically in the last few years. Learn more by viewing our externship FAQs and examples.

Progressive Learning Experience

Progressive educational methods such as Problem and Team-Based Learning techniques encourage students to make the most of their intensive time at Regis and truly feel that they are part of a goal-oriented team, rather than just a number. Our small class size also ensures that students feel connected with their colleagues and professors and build relationships that extend beyond the coursework.

Collaborative Agreements

The Regis University Masters of Science in Biomedical Science (MSBS) program has entered into a collaborative agreement with Rocky Vista University's College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVUCOM) for students interested in studying biomedical sciences and osteopathic medicine.

This partnership is a unique opportunity offered to Regis University MSBS students and gives our students the advantage of increasing their chance of acceptance into this distinguished osteopathic medical school. This partnership is based on the reputation our graduates have built at RVUCOM as exemplary students with extensive preparation.

Collaboration Information 

RVUCOM and Regis University have agreed to the following:

RVUCOM will hold up to ten (10) interview seats annually for graduates of the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences.

To be considered for admission, candidates must:

  • Meet the minimum admissions GPA requirements set forth by RVUCOM
  • Be on-target for completion of the Regis MSBS degree requirements
  • Achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4 in the Regis MSBS program
  • Inform the Regis MSBS program director they are interested in consideration
  • Demonstrate understanding of and interest in osteopathic medicine and preference for RVU's COM program
  • Receive excellent feedback from their externship supervisor
  • Demonstrate professionalism throughout their time at Regis

Program Requirements

Listed below are the degree requirements for completion of the M.S. in Biomedical Sciences.

Please note that recent course requirement updates might not be listed and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Total Degree Requirements (32 credit hours)
BL 610A Biomedical Sciences Seminar I: Skills Development(1 ch)
BL 610B Biomedical Sciences Seminar II: Colloquium, Project, and Externship (2 ch)
BL 610C Biomedical Sciences Seminar III: Project, Ethics, and Statistics (1 ch)
BL 610D Biomedical Sciences Seminar IV: Colloquium and Project (1 ch)
BL 613A Biomedical Human Anatomy Laboratory and Seminar I (2 ch)
BL 613B Biomedical Human Anatomy Laboratory and Seminar II (2 ch)
BL 614 Biomedical Genetics (3 ch)
BL 616 Biomedical Biochemistry (3 ch)
BL 618 Biomedical Human Physiology (4 ch)
BL 619 Biomedical Physiology Laboratory (1 ch)
BL 620 Biomedical Microbiology (3 ch)
BL 621 Biomedical Microbiology and Immunology Laboratory (1 ch)
BL 624 Biomedical Immunology (3 ch)
BL 628 Biomedical Ethics and Externship (2 ch)
BL 632 Biomedical Genomics (3 ch)

Program Expenses & Employment

Financial Considerations

This post-baccalaureate experience is an investment in your future. It is important to plan for this investment financially as well as academically. Students are encouraged to contact our Office of Financial Aid for more information about financial aid and financing options. You will need to fill out a FAFSA form to apply for financial aid. Adina Chavez is our graduate financial aid counselor. You may email her with financial aid related questions. 

Tuition and Other Costs

Visit our Cost of Attendance page to see the tuition and fee schedule for the M.S in Biomedical Sciences program.

Other costs associated with the program could include an application fee, graduation application fee, student activity fee, textbooks, travel to externship facilities, and student health insurance. Students must have proof of acceptable health insurance or enroll in the University sponsored health insurance plan. Learn more about waiving the University sponsored plan or enroll by reviewing our Student Health Insurance

Living Expenses

Students are encouraged to budget in advance for their cost of living for the academic year. Graduate student housing is not available on the campus itself, but there are many options in the surrounding area. Denver is a large metro area and therefore costs can vary quite a bit from relatively reasonable shared accommodations to luxurious individual housing. Parking on campus is free and students can expect to easily find parking within a ten minute walk to their classes and other activities. Meal plans can be purchased through the university’s food services and there are basic kitchen facilities (fridge, microwave, sink) available for the storage and heating of brown bag meals. 

Employment

The M.S. in Biomedical Sciences is an intensive full-time academic commitment. It is possible to work part-time while completing the program; however, we recommend working no more than about 10 hours per week and work hours must be scheduled around coursework activities. The best employment is extremely flexible, related to your goals and allows you to meet the demands of the academic program. 

Application Frequently Asked Questions

When is the application deadline? How long is your turnaround time?

Admissions is a rolling process and applying early has a distinct advantage. May 1 is the deadline for full consideration. However, additional new applications will continue to be considered until the start of the program in August. Students applying after May 1 will have a higher chance of being placed on the waitlist or declined. With a complete application, students can expect to receive an admissions decision within three and six weeks of completion.

May I submit updated or corrected materials for my file?

Yes. The online application system does not allow an applicant to revise or add to submitted applications. We will accept relevant corrections or updates to your file, such as updated transcripts, test scores, and letters of recommendation, essays and resumes. Please note on your application if you plan to take an exam at a later date.

Do I have to take a graduate level exam? Such as the GRE, MCAT or DAT?

An exam score is required for admission and we do not grant exceptions to this policy. We can accept the GRE, MCAT, PCAT, DAT, OAT and VAT depending on your professional goals. To submit an MCAT score, print the score page with the Verification Code and AAMC ID#. Email that information to the Regis Biomedical Science Program, with the unofficial score report attached. If you have not yet taken a standardized exam we recommend completing the general GRE, biology specific not required. You may wait to take the specific professional-school-required exam until you are prepared.

My GPA is below 3.0; will my application be considered?

Yes, we will consider applications that are below a 3.0, particularly if there has been significant recent improvement. If your GPA is less than a 3.0, please offer a brief explanation and strategy for improvement in your personal statement. We may also extend probationary or deferred conditional admittance. GPA's under 2.7 are not considered competitive. Please see our more detailed advice for students with lower GPA's.

Do I need to submit a resume?

Yes, a resume is a required admissions document. Your resume helps our admissions committee have a better understanding of your background. You will be asked to submit this via the application portal as a required supplemental document. Please fill out the work/experience section of the application completely in addition to submitting a current resume.

Are there interviews for admission?

We do selectively conduct candidate interviews either on the phone or in person with faculty members. Students will be contacted by the program coordinator for scheduling, if needed.

Could test scores (e.g., GRE, MCAT, or DAT) be sent in after the rest of the application?

At least one national exam score must be submitted before your application will be considered complete. We anticipate that some students may only be taking their first exam after May 1. As stated above, we recommend the GRE for these students.

Is there an exam (MCAT, DAT, GRE) preparation component to your program?

Yes, exam planning is part of our advising services. Each student in our program has different professional goals, we work with them individually to develop an exam timeline and study plan. Extra costs may apply if intensive study is necessary.

Do you accept committee letters from Pre-med Advisor or Interfolio?

Yes. If you have previously applied to professional school, please use as much of this application as possible when applying to our program. We do require two separate letters either submitted separately or by the pre-med or health advisor. We do not accept a single composite committee letter, unless it contains direct letters from each individual. Please indicate the names of the individual letter writers if sent via a pre-med or health advisor.

I have been out of school for a few years. Do I still need a letter from a professor? Would a letter from my current employer substitute for the letter from a professor?

At least one letter from an undergraduate natural science or mathematics professor is required for admission into medical, dental, or similar professional programs. Therefore this letter is also required for our program. A letter from a current employer or volunteer supervisor is acceptable as another letter of recommendation. If your goal is future employment in the biomedical industry, rather than continued education, please contact the program coordinator for consideration of a waiver for this requirement.

What is your mailing address?

Regis University
3333 Regis Boulevard A-12
Denver, CO 80221

Since you are located in Colorado and are a Jesuit institution, do you give preference to Colorado or Catholic students?

Regis is a private, Catholic Jesuit institution, but we do not give preference to Colorado residents over other applicants. Regis University does not use religion as a criterion for admission and all backgrounds are considered equally. Jesuit values are at our foundation and they integrate with the goals of healthcare education and patient care. Catholic beliefs or practices are not an expectation of our students.

Do you rank your waiting list and may I contact you with updates after I'm on the waiting list?

We do not rank our waitlist, rather we look for candidates to maintain our class profile. We believe that in the Regis community, human differences thrive in a learning environment characterized by the Jesuit traditions of mutual respect and the pursuit of justice. Students are welcome to contact the admissions department with updates to their application and statements of continued interest. E-mail is preferred for these communications. Historically, we accept students from our waitlist and the number of students accepted each year varies greatly. Since each year is so different, we cannot provide any definitive knowledge of how many alternates will be accepted.

What if I need to withdraw my application or decline my acceptance?

Please contact the program coordinator as soon as possible. If you must decline your acceptance, we regret to see you go. Withdrawing your acceptance quickly allows a qualified applicant from the waitlist an opportunity to begin the program. Application fees and paid deposits are non-refundable.

If I am a re-applicant, do I need to re-submit the entire application packet?

Yes. Please re-submit the entire online application, including the fee. Alert the admissions staff of your reapplication. The essay should be written as a "continuing story" and provide an update as to improvements since the last application cycle. Letters of reference, transcripts that have not changed and exam scores may be drawn from our files and therefore do not need to be resubmitted if they are less than 3 years old.

What is the best timing for my medical, dental or other school application?

Students are strongly encouraged to apply in June before the M.S. in Biomedical Science program starts or after the program's conclusion. This timing allows for the benefits of applying early and also gives the opportunity to complete the secondary applications outside of the rigorous M.S. coursework. Excused absences are given for interviews. All students are given numerous advising opportunities throughout the year.

Does the program application have minimum exam scores? What is a competitive exam score?

Our admissions process follows holistic practices and we do not have strict minimum exam scores. Generally, MCAT scores above 500, GRE scores from the quantitative and verbal sections above 300, and DAT scores above 16 are considered competitive.
Exam scores are one of many variables in which the admissions committee will consider, a higher than average score also does not guarantee admission. When giving your exam score on the application, please report your score for all sections if applicable.

Program Related Frequently Asked Questions

I have a conditional acceptance from a professional program that requires I complete a post-baccalaureate program. Do I need to include any additional information in my application?

If you are holding a conditional acceptance for another graduate program, please email admissions a copy of your conditional acceptance letter or include it as a supplemental item within the application portal. We require that you fill out our complete application. You may reuse your essay and letters of recommendation. The letters must still be received from your recommender's, a letter service or a university office.

Are the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences courses separate from undergraduate and other graduate program classes?

Yes, the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences students take classes only with other students in the program. None of the courses are cross listed or enroll students outside the program. The curriculum is coordinated among courses and tailored specifically to this program's students' needs.

Are your classes targeted towards the applicants to one type of graduate program?

No. The greatest number of students generally have interests in medicine or dentistry. Students who are undecided about further educational programs, or who desire to earn our MS as more direct preparation for a career in clinical research or the biotechnology industry are welcome to apply. Please clearly indicate your goals for the program in your personal statement essay.

What percentage of your students get into medical school?

Our program is new and very small so, due to potential confidentiality issues and lack of data, we do not currently give out our medical school application statistics. We are confident that we provide students with excellent opportunities and resources, but ultimately, as with many things in life, success in this program relies heavily on individual student effort and commitment.

What is the cost of the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences Program?

Visit our Cost of Attendance page to see the tuition and fee schedule for the M.S. in Biomedical Science program. There are no separate fees beyond tuition, however, this amount does not include books or administrative costs like the background check and certifications. As a private institution, Regis does not have a variable tuition rate based on state residency.

Could I work while I am a student in the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences Program?

We recommend students work no more than 10 hours per week, and absolutely no more than 15 hours per week. The one-year Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences is full time and designed to be academically intense in a manner similar to medical and dental schools. In addition, students need to make their externship and volunteer responsibilities a priority. Thus, we strongly recommend that students keep their outside commitments to a minimum.

Do you accept nontraditional students?

Yes, nontraditional students are encouraged to apply and considered equally in our applicant pool with all other students. Life experience is valuable and is taken into account in the application profile, but it is not a substitution for good past academic performance.

Do you accept applications from international students?

Yes, however it is important that international students have a Bachelors level degree from an institution in the United States, an excellent grasp of English and clearly provide a realistic plan of continuation beyond our program. Please see our International Applicants tab on our admissions page for more information.

Are there any TA, assistantship or other paid positions available within the scope of the program?

No. While many longer research based M.S. and Ph.D. programs will offer these types of positions, it is not typical for a one year post-baccalaureate program.

When would I be able to participate in my externship? And how will courses be scheduled?

The Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences course offerings are designed to leave all mornings and one full day open to facilitate externship and volunteer activities, schedule interviews, prepare applications, and studying.

Do you have a January program start date?

No. The program starts in August of each year, generally the 3rd week of August.

If I get my MS through your program, will I get into Medical or Dental school or get that dream job?

It is important to have realistic expectations. This program was built to provide a strong direction, structure and portfolio enhancement for students to pursue their goals. We cannot guarantee admission or employment after graduation. However, our program has a strong reputation and above average acceptance rates compared to similar programs.

What if I achieve my goal and am accepted into my next step program during the fall semester? Do I still need to complete the entire program?

Most professional programs will grant acceptance with the understanding that a student is in a M.S. program and will want to see the degree completed before matriculation into their program. Programs often request semester and final grades. Demonstrating follow-through on commitments, especially in graduate level academics, is essential. Special circumstances may alter this expectation, such as for students who receive an acceptance for a program with a January start.

What if I am undecided as to my career goal?

We welcome undecided students to apply. Our program is an excellent way to gain academic and professional experience which can help to solidify career direction. Career advising is available and encouraged.

Can I take one or two classes and not enroll in the entire program? Can I take your classes as a Regis undergraduate student?

No. The M.S. courses can only be taken while completing the entire M.S. degree program. If you are interested in pursuing a part-time opportunity, we welcome you to apply to our Graduate Certificate in Genetics and Genomics program. We also do not accept transfer credits.

Visit Regis

Information Sessions

Information sessions are an excellent way to meet program faculty, students and staff and to learn more about the MS in biomedical sciences program. To attend an upcoming information session please review the dates available and RSVP on our Information Session page. Information Session RSVP

Campus Visits

Campus visits may be scheduled by contacting the Regis University Office of Admission. Please email Biomedms@regis.edu.

Biological Sciences Seminar Series

Our seminar series speakers range widely and highlight a variety of research topics. If you are interested in attending the Biological Sciences Monday Evening Seminar Series as a prospective student, please request a schedule by email at Biomedms@regis.edu.

How to Apply

Take the next step in receiving a values-based education at Regis by visiting our admissions page to learn more about application deadlines, checklists and what to do after you've been accepted.

Application Timeline – We practice rolling admissions, so apply early for the best advantage! Please see our FAQ for more information.

  • January 15 - Application Cycle Opens
  • May 1 - Best Chances Deadline - beat the crowd
  • May 31 - First Class List Deadline - avoid the waiting list
  • July 15 - Last Chance Deadline - application cycle closes 

The program begins once a year in the third week of August.

Application Process

Application Process

Complete the PostBacCAS Application. PostBacCAS is the centralized application service for biomedical type programs.

Application materials and documents should be submitted directly to PostBacCAS with the exception of official test scores. A valid official exam score from the exam corresponding to your goal program (MCAT, DAT, GRE, PCAT, etc.) should be submitted to Regis University directly. All other application items, including official transcripts, essay, resume and references should be sent/uploaded to PostBacCAS. 

Application Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • A suggested undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.00 from the baccalaureate degree-granting institution. Earned graduate credits may be considered in the GPA requirement as approved by the program director. Applicants with cumulative GPAs between 2.7 and 2.99 will be considered but are less competitive. Applicants with GPAs below 2.7 will not be reviewed.
  • A valid exam score from the exam corresponding to your goal program.* (MCAT, DAT, GRE, PCAT, etc…). Prospective students may substitute the GRE general exam score if they have not yet taken their specific exam. Applications may be submitted pending exam scores, but will not be reviewed by the admissions committee until the official score is received.
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors or professionals in your intended field. One letterStudents in MSBS classroom must be from a professor of natural sciences* or mathematics. Character references from friends or family are not accepted. Letters from teaching assistants are also not accepted, unless co-signed by the course professor. All letters must be received electronically or by mail directly from the writer, letter service or advisory office to PostBacCAS.
  • A current resume detailing your relevant work and volunteer history is required. Add honors awards, recognition, shadowing or research. Resume should include the company name, beginning and ending dates, experience type, hours worked per week or total hours and a detailed description of the experience.
  • One- to two-page, double spaced essay describing profession of choice and career goals. A personal statement submitted for another graduate health/biology program will also be accepted.

Completion of the following pre-requisite collegiate coursework with a grade of C or higher from a regionally accredited college or university.

  • One year of general or introductory biology for science students with laboratories.
  • One year of general and/or inorganic chemistry for science students with laboratories.
  • One semester of collegiate mathematics (statistics recommended).
  • One course in English composition.
  • One year of humanities courses (e.g., courses in art history, classics, ethics, history, literature, music history, music theory, philosophy, religious studies, theology).

*The natural science and mathematics course work must have been completed within the last six years.

Highly Recommended coursework includes:    

  • One year of organic chemistry with labs
  • One year of physics with labs
  • One semester of a second collegiate mathematics (calculus recommended)
  • One semester of genetics

It is strongly recommended that students have all the course prerequisites for their health-program of interest completed before entering the Biomedical Master's program.

The program director may allow substitution of other coursework for specifically identified prerequisite courses, may waive the prerequisite grade requirement, may include graduate course work in GPA calculations, or may waive the within-six-years requirement for science courses on a case-by-case basis.

To request consideration for a requirement/prerequisite waiver, a course substitution, or inclusion of graduate course work in GPA calculation send an email with your full name, contact information, when you plan to apply, the specific details of your request and rationale for your request.

We welcome conditional acceptees of other programs as applicants. If you are holding a conditional acceptance from an M.D., D.O. or D.D.S. program that requires the completion of a post-baccalaureate program, please see our FAQ page for more instructions.

All documents submitted during the application process become the property of Regis University.

Admission Decision Timeline and Test Score Information

Application Cycle, Deadline and Waiting List

  • Admissions to the program is rolling. The application form is made available in mid- January for admission the following August. Therefore, early application provides an advantage in gaining admission because spaces in the class are filled throughout the spring. We recommend student applications be received in full (electronically submitted application, mailed transcripts, standardized-test score, and recommendation letters) by May 1 for the best opportunity for admission.
  • All complete applications received by May 31 will be given full consideration by the admissions committee within the context of remaining space in the class.
  • Students who have completed applications before May 31 will be notified of their admissions status by mid-June, if not sooner.
  • Applications received in June and July from students who were on waiting-lists for professional health programs (e.g., medical school, dental school) and who have been released from those lists will be given special consideration and are encouraged to apply. Students in MSBS classroom
  • Students applying who were on waiting lists should indicate the program and school from which they were released. Applications received in June and July from other prospective students also will be considered, but, given the pattern of how the class has filled in the past, likely will be considered only for the M.S. in Biomedical Sciences waiting-list. The waiting list will remain active through July.
  • The program has one annual start date in August.
  • Biomedical Masters Program courses begin the third week of August. Students who will need to relocate may be granted acceptance until the first of August. Students who reside within the Denver/Boulder metro area may be granted acceptance up until the start date.

Test Scores

  • Individual Scores should include each section for all standardized graduate admissions exams completed by the applicant
  • MCAT: scores must be send to biomedms@regis.edu including the verification code and AAMC ID# which are found on your printed score report.
  • DAT and OAT: request an official copy be mailed directly to our address noted below.
  • GRE: Send officials scores using our unique school code #4656.
  • Exams that have yet to be recorded, please report the date of the exam, exam type and have official scores be sent immediately post exam.
  • Exam scores should be recorded on the application. Applications will not be reviewed without official exam scores.
  • Unofficial exam scores should be recorded on the application. If no official scores are available to date, report the date of the exam and the exam type on your application. Send official test scores immediately upon completion.

Applications will not be reviewed without official exam scores.
Regis University
3333 Regis Blvd.
Mail Code: A-12
Denver, CO 80221

Regis University Undergraduate Guaranteed Admissions Program

Regis University students may be eligible for Guaranteed Admission into the M.S. in Biomedical Science program if they successfully meet all the following requirements:

  • Complete at least three years of full-time study (six regular semesters) through Regis University.
  • Must be enrolled full-time in courses for the following Spring that would fulfill remaining Regis University graduation requirements. An exception can be made for up to 9 SH of outstanding coursework that the student intends to complete in the subsequent summer. A plan for taking remaining requirements must be noted on the Guaranteed Admission request form.
  • Must not have a record of academic misconduct on file in the appropriate Dean’s Office.
  • Must submit a Guaranteed Admissions request form to the Biology Graduate Program Office by the deadline (March 31st of the year of desired program entry).
  • Have a cumulative Regis College grade point average of 3.33 or above for the M.S. in Biomedical Science programs in the required coursework listed below.
  • Complete the required pre-requisite coursework with minimum grades of B or higher in Regis College as indicated for each program below (unless otherwise indicated)

M.S. in Biomedical Sciences and Certificate in Biomedical Genetics and Genomics guaranteed admission course requirements:

  • BL 258* and BL 259 or 259H General Biology I: Organismic & Laboratory (B+ or higher).
  • BL 260* and BL 261 or 261H General Biology II: Molecular and Cellular & Laboratory (B+ or higher).
  • BL 416 Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry or CH 452A Biochemistry I
  • CH 210* and CH 211 or CH 220 and CH 221 General Chemistry 1 and Laboratory
  • CH 230 and CH 231 General Chemistry 2 and Laboratory
  • CH 250 and CH 251 Organic Chemistry 1 and Laboratory
  • CH 450 and CH 451 Organic Chemistry 2 and Laboratory
  • MT 272 Statistics for Life Sciences
  • PH 202A and PH 203A or PH 304A and 305A Physics 1 and Laboratory
  • PH 202B and PH 203B or PH 304B and 305B Physics 2 and Laboratory
  • RCC 200 or RCC 200H Writing Analytically
  • At least two of the following upper-division courses with pre-requisite Laboratory if offered. BL 406 and 407 Anatomy, BL 414 and 415 Genetics, BL 418 and 419 Microbiology, BL 436 Physiology, BL 466 Immunology, or BL/PY/NS 485 and 486 Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology.

Obtain a positive recommendation from the Guaranteed Admissions Program Advisor who will base this recommendation on verification of the student’s meeting the requirements, information gathered from Regis faculty about student preparation and maturity, a short informal in-person or phone interview, and any other information relevant to the appropriate fit between the student and the program.

*Introductory biology and chemistry lecture courses for which credit has been granted via AP, IB, or College Articulation agreements in high school are waived.

No GRE score or additional formal application to the M.S. or Certificate program are required if a student meets the criteria of the Priority Admission program.

No standardized test score (e.g., GRE, MCAT, DAT), formal recommendations, official transcript submission, or additional application to the M.S. program are required if a student meets the criteria of a Guaranteed Admission Program.

Regis College students not meeting the Guaranteed Admissions criteria remain eligible to apply to the Biology Graduate Programs (without application fee) and have their applications competitively reviewed. Students approved for Guaranteed Admission will automatically progress into the graduate program, after completing the requirements for the Regis undergraduate degree while maintaining the above conditions of eligibility.

International Applicants

We welcome international student applications within the following guidelines:

Foreign Credential Evaluation
  • International students who did not receive their bachelor’s degree in the U.S. must supply an approved evaluation of their undergraduate credits and undergraduate degree showing a course-by-course evaluation and equivalence from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S. 
  • Send original transcripts to one of the NACES approved credentialing services.
  • An original, official evaluation sent directly to Regis University from the credential service is required. The timeline process can vary up to 6 weeks depending on the credentialing service provider selected. It is the responsibility of the student to initiate, follow-up, and provide payment to the selected transcript credentialing provider.
  • Photocopies of the evaluation are not acceptable.
  • Completed official evaluations should be mailed to:
    Regis University
    Office of Admissions
    3333 Regis Blvd. 
    Mail code A-12
    Denver, CO 80221-1099
English Proficiency
  • If English is not your native language, we request that you submit an official TOEFL score.
  • Successful students will have a TOEFL score of 90 points or higher on the internet test, with no individual skill section below 20 points.
  • Scores must be less than two years old and received directly from TOEFL.
  • TOEFL requirements are waived for students with an MCAT of 30+, a DAT of 19+ or a GRE Verbal score of 155+.
Visa Confirmation
  • For non-residents/non-citizens of the US attending on campus programs, a Visa with I-94 is required. If you have yet to obtain your initial student visa, you will need to apply with the U.S. Consulate in your home country.
  • In order to apply for a Visa, you will need to present an I-20 issued from Regis University.
  • Regis University does not assist online or non-degree seeking students with obtaining a student Visa.
Financial Information
  • Students need to work with the Office of Financial Aid to meet the financial requirements. International students will initially receive conditional acceptance which will be confirmed as official acceptance after the receipt of visa and financial documents. After an offer of conditional acceptance, please email our team for more information about financial requirements. In order to achieve full admission, international students must be able to prove the ability to pay the full tuition of the program and provide an affidavit of support, if applicable.

For more information regarding Regis University’s International Student Services Department and International Student Guidelines, please click here.

Accepted Students

Requirements for Accepted Students

  • A non-refundable tuition deposit of $350 will be requested to hold the seat of each accepted student. This deposit will be due two weeks after the date on the acceptance letter, unless other arrangements have been made.

Accepted students will receive further information concerning the following requirements after a tuition deposit has been received. These are necessary to allow student involvement in externships and health care or clinical research settings.

  • Background Check. Accepted students will be submitted for clearance by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) via a background check. If the report demonstrates criminal activity, continued participation in the program may not be allowed.
  • Proof of Current Health Insurance. Accepted students will be required to submit proof of current health insurance, or enroll in University approved insurance plans by September 1 of the academic year.
  • Vaccinations and Health Tests. Accepted students will need to submit proof of:
    • A negative TB (PPD) test within 12 months
    • A completed hepatitis B vaccination series or positive hepatitis B immune titer
    • Varicella vaccination or positive Varicella immune titer
    • Two measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccinations (or one if born before 1957)
    • Titanis, Diptheria, Acellular, Presussis (TDAP).

    These vaccinations can be done at a physician's office, if not already completed. Please call the referral number on your insurance card to find an office within your plan. Deadline: Sept. 1.

    Accepted students will be required to submit the following valid Training Certificates:

    • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Training
    • Universal Precautions (Bloodborne Pathogens) Training

    These can be completed via online and/or in-person training programs as approved by the Biomedical Master's Program. Deadline: Sept. 1.
    Please email us with questions or inquiries.