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Biomedical Science

Master of Science

Find your professional path. 

Thinking about medical, dental or PA school? Regis University’s Biomedical Science program is designed for students who have completed an undergraduate degree and basic undergraduate science course work and seek to enter a graduate program in the health sciences fields, from medicine to physical therapy to biomedical research.

Our M.S. Biomedical Science is an excellent way to gain academic confidence and professional experience, which can help to solidify career direction. Career advising is available to and encouraged for all our students.

Program Snapshot

Program Format
On-campus courses
Full time, 16-week semesters

Credits for Completion
32 credit hours

Cost of Tuition
$895 per credit hour

Sample Biomedical Science Classes

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BL 614: Biomedical Genetics

Study molecular and human genetics, as well as biomedical ethical controversies with roots in genetics and molecular biology.

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BL 620: Biomedical Microbiology

Explore microbiological principles, pathogenic microorganisms, infectious diseases, microbial metabolism and classes and actions of antimicrobial drugs.

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BL 624: Biomedical Immunology

Learn immunological principles, immunopathology, immunization and classes and actions of immunologically active drugs. 

Program Details

Get all the details on our M.S. Biomedical Science program, including course requirements and application materials. 

Academic Externship

Students participate in a 100-hour guided academic externship and gain valuable real-world experience in a biomedical field. Regis University partners with institutions such as Anschutz Medical Center, National Jewish Health, St. Luke’s Hospital and Denver Health, as well as private medical and dental clinics in the Denver metro area.

Students select an externship placement that complements their individual Master’s Project and enhances their educational and professional profile. They are required to complete a minimum of 120 hours, which can take place over 12-20 weeks, and while most of the externship hours will be completed during the spring semester, many students are eager to begin in the late fall. 

Biomedical Science Career Paths

Biomedical Researcher

Biomedical Researchers look for methods to treat and prevent diseases in animals and humans. They spend their time in hands on testing and research to improve health. 


Epidemiologist

Epidemiologists are experts on infectious diseases. Epidemiologists are the experts on ways to control the spread of infectious diseases and how to prevent it from happening again in the future.


Professional School Continuation

The M.S. in Biomedical Science is ideal for students looking to continue their professional studies in medical, dental or PA school, bolster their professional school applications and prepare for a career in the health professions.


How to Apply

To apply to the M.S. Biomedical Science program, you will need: 

  • Completed online application via PostBacCAS
  • Official degree-bearing transcript(s)
  • Valid official exam score (GRE, MCAT, DAT, PCAT, etc)
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors or professionals in your intended field
  • Resume outlining relevant work and volunteer experience
  • 1-2 page personal statement

The first step in the application process is to contact an admissions counselor, who can evaluate your prior learning credit, provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance and help you through the entire application process. 

Tuition and Fees

Program tuition: $895 per credit hour
Total program credits: 32

Curious about financial aid options? Regis offers a variety of scholarships, grants and other programs to help you pay for school. Visit Financial Aid to learn more.

Important Dates

Admissions decisions are awarded on a rolling basis. The admissions timeline is below:

Application opens: January 15

Priority deadline: May 1

General deadline: May 31

Final deadline: July 15

Program start: Late August

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

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 second 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.

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.

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 also welcome to apply. Please clearly indicate your goals for the program in your personal statement essay.

We are incredibly proud of the success of our graduates, many of whom continue on to professional school following graduation from the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences program.

Medical & DO: 87.2%

Dental: 93.3%

Physicians Assistant: 90%

Other: 90%

Total Applicants: 89%

*Self-reported data supplied by graduates from 2011-2017.

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Partnership with Rocky Vista University's College of Osteopathic Medicine

As a reflection of the quality of our graduates, each year, Rocky Vista University holds up to 10 interview seats open for graduates of the Regis Biomedical Science program (MSBS) applying to their prestigious College of 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 does not guarantee admission, and additional admission considerations apply. To be considered for admission, candidates must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4 in the Regis MSBS program and inform the Regis MSBS program director of their interest.