MA in Biomedicine

Be part of a two-year program designed to prepare post-baccalaureate students for one of three tracks:

  • MA in biomedical science will prepare you for entrance into medical, dental, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, and other graduate level health care schools with doctoral programs.
  • MA in biomedical teaching will prepare you to teach in a community college or trade school or enhance your teaching skills in a secondary setting.
  • MA in biomedical leadership will prepare you for administrative work within a health care, clinic, or other biomedical setting.

A unique program with a record of success


Over the past 20 years, more than 85% of EMU students who completed EMU’s pre-medical program were accepted into medical school, compared to the national average of 49%. Acceptance rates for dental, veterinary medicine, and physical therapy schools are similar. Professors who are mentors and experts in their fields make a big difference.

Our faith-based approach and transdisciplinary studies make EMU’s program unique. We use natural science courses as our core curriculum, and students immerse themselves in the physical, social, psychological and spiritual dimensions of biomedicine.

Integrative seminars and practicums add real-world, practical experience to this broad foundation, and cross-discipline requirements in social science and theological ethics accent the intersection of faith and science. A cross-cultural course practicum challenges students to apply their biomedical learning in different cultural settings.

And 1:1 attention and guidance from faculty mentors who are experts in their field help you excel and become prepared and confident members of the biomedical field.

More info

Within each of these tracks, the masters of arts degree is awarded upon completion of 48 approved graduate credit hours; certificate awarded on completion of 28 graduate credit hours. For more info, contact .

Academic events

Each year, many expert scientists visit campus for Suter Science Seminars. Some focus on their cutting edge research and work in the field, and some share perspectives on social reform and sustainability in the context of science.

Program approved by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)