what students think
One of the things Qaiser Ahmed most enjoyed and benefited from in EMU’s MA in biomedicine program was the availability of his professors and their concern for his success in the program. He mentioned it while giving a keynote address during EMU’s 2014 commencement.
“Something unique and welcoming at EMU was that professors instituted an open-door policy of sorts. I did not have the privilege of experiencing this as an undergrad. I had plenty of questions for all faculty members, not just [my] professors. The saying that there’s no such thing as a bad question – well, I took full advantage of that.” Read more about Qaiser’s time at EMU…
Application and Admission
Applications for the spring 2014 semester are currently being accepted. Applications for fall 2015 are currently being accepted and are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis beginning in February. Notifications of early acceptance or rejection will be sent in March by mail.
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).
- Prerequisite undergraduate science and mathematics courses (19 SH with 2.50 average GPA) for provisional admittance into graduate program
- Prerequisite undergraduate science and mathematics courses (35 semester hours with 2.50 average GPA) for full admittance into graduate program
Selected undergraduate course requirement deficiencies (either missing courses or low grades) can be rectified within the program with provisional graduate status.
An admissions committee will evaluate student applications and make recommendations for admissions. This committee will also allocate available financial aid in the form of teaching assistantships and limited scholarships.
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.
Health History and Immunization Requirements for Enrollment
The university requires all graduate and seminary students enrolled on campus in six (6) 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.