Application and Admission


Applications for Fall 2016 are being accepted and will be reviewed beginning in February. Notifications of early acceptance or rejection will be sent in March by mail.

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Admission Requirements

Biomedicine graduate program entrance is based on:

Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimal undergraduate grade point average of 2.50.

At or above the minimal published score(s) on appropriate standardized test(s).

For full admittance into the graduate program, below are the list of prerequisite undergraduate science and mathematics courses (35 semester hours with 2.5 average GPA):
a. Two general biology courses with laboratories (8 SH)
b. Two general chemistry courses with laboratories (8 SH)
c. Two organic chemistry courses with laboratories (8 SH)
d. Two general physics courses with laboratories (8 SH)
e. One mathematics course (calculus) (3 SH)

Selected undergraduate course requirement deficiencies (either missing courses or low grades for either organic chemistry or physics) can be rectified with provisional admittance to graduate status, while simultaneously taking these courses for undergraduate credit at Eastern Mennonite University. However, courses taken at the undergraduate level do not count towards graduate degree hours, but grades accrued through this mechanism do bolster competitiveness for entrance into medical institutions.

An admissions committee will evaluate student applications and make recommendations for admissions.

Admission application procedure

*1. Complete and submit the online admission form with the $50 application fee (non-refundable), also payable online.

2. Request official transcripts (not student copies) from each college or university you have attended. The official transcripts should be sent to Eastern Mennonite University’s MA in biomedicine program. Coursework from natural sciences and mathematics must have been completed within the last 5 years.

3. Secure two letters of academic recommendation: preferably one from a natural science professor from your most recent academic program; alternatively, one from a work supervisor is acceptable. Applicants must provide titles, correct email addresses, and telephone numbers for all references. Applicants are responsible for requesting recommendation letters. Letters can be sent electronically to .

4. Forward your most recent graduate standardized test results (GRE, MCAT, DAT. OAT, PCAT, and/or VCAT) to EMU’s MA in biomedicine program.

5. Submit a brief essay on why you wish to enroll in EMU’s MA in biomedicine program, and what impact you believe the program will have on your career. Information regarding relevant volunteer or research work experiences in the health care field by the applicant can be included in the optional “other” essay section.

Review EMU’s Graduate School program policies

Health History and Immunization Requirements for Enrollment

The university requires all graduate and seminary students enrolled on campus in nine (9) semester hours or greater to complete the health evaluation form including official documentation of immunizations prior to the beginning of the first semester of enrollment. Any student who fails to furnish the completed history without documented medical or religious/philosophical reasons will not be eligible for registration for a second semester. Non-compliance may lead to further administrative action including possible administrative withdrawal from the university.


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