Medical Sciences Application Information, Review Timeline, and Financial Assistance

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green bar_application deadlines_1The final application deadline is June 1 for fall admission. After this date, applications are not accepted for fall admission of that same year. Please note that all acceptances are for fall admit only. For additional information, please contact Graduate Recruitment and Communication Coordinator Diana R. Maue.

  • Deadline*: June 1st, on rolling basis for fall admission
  • Fall admission only

* We understand that many of our applicants may be applying concurrently to medical school programs. Because medical schools commonly will not have sent a decision to applicants by January 15th, the Medical Sciences program accepts applications on a rolling basis. Please apply as early as possible in order for your application to be given the best consideration. Applications received will be considered until the class is filled or June 1st, whichever is first.

For additional information, please contact Diana R. Maue.

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  • Prerequisite Courses – Applicants to the Biomedical Sciences MS (Medical Sciences Area of Emphasis) degree must have a baccalaureate degree with one year of general biology, physics, general chemistry, and organic chemistry, with associated laboratories. Biochemistry and cell biology are recommended, but not required.
  • GPA – Minimum 3.0 GPA overall with a recommended 3.0 for combined science and math courses
  • Online Application with non-refundable fee
  • Official transcript from degree-granting institution/s; other transcripts may be required
  • Departmental materials: online form, three letters of recommendation; statement of purpose addressing educational and career goals; copy of official transcript/s; résumé
  • NO Entrance Exam Required

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To apply for the MS Non-thesis Degree with an area of emphasis in Medical Sciences, the following must be submitted to the Graduate Records and Admissions Office:

  1. Online Application – The application code for the Medical Sciences Area of Emphasis is GM50GM57.
  2. Non-refundable application fee ($40) – Be sure you have entered your payment before you click to submit your application.
  3. Official transcripts from the degree-granting college or university. Other transcripts may be required. These must be official and sent directly from the institution’s registrar’s office to Marshall’s Graduate Records and Admissions Office. (NOTE: In addition, upload a scanned copy of your transcript/s via Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program Online Form.)
  4. Three letters of recommendation from references familiar with the applicant’s relevant academic/professional performance. The reference form is available on the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program Online Form. Letters must be mailed directly from the writer, or they may be scanned and e-mailed as an attachment directly from the writer. Please have them e-mailed to Graduate Admissions, at, AND to Marie Murphy at
  5. Statement of Purpose – Your statement should include, but not be limited to, your educational and career goals and why you are applying to Marshall’s Biomedical Sciences, MS program. Statements may be mailed or e-mailed as attachments to Graduate Admissions at with a copy uploaded on the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program Online Form.
  6. All materials (IF they are not allowed to be e-mailed) must be sent to the following address (Please NOTE that the PhD application process is slightly different.):
    • Marshall University Graduate Records and Admissions Office
      100 Angus E. Peyton Drive South Charleston, WV 25303-1600

International Applicants may contact Diana Maue directly at

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  • Applications are accepted throughout the year, and applicants are notified of their status on a rolling basis. Applications will be considered until the class is filled or June 1st, whichever is first.
  • The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine’s Biomedical Sciences Admissions Committee will review completed application files. Unofficial decisions are generally e-mailed by the Co-Director of Biomedical Sciences Graduate Studies within a week of the application review. Official decisions will be sent  approximately within a month, and will come from the Graduate Admissions Office.
  • Acceptance letters from the Co-Director of BMS Graduate Studies will include a recommended deadline date for your response. Please let us know as soon as you have made your decision, so, if applicable, that position may be offered to another applicant.

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The Biomedical Sciences Program does not offer Graduate Assistantships (GA) for the Master’s Program. However, although Master’s Medical Sciences’ students are not encouraged to do so, they are permitted to seek assistantships through a Marshall University department. Full-time GAs (whether teaching, research, or clerical assistants) work a maximum of 20 hours per week and are required to carry a minimum of nine credit hours. Half-time GAs work a maximum of ten hours per week and are permitted to carry a reduced course load (if permitted by program and advisor). More information is provided on the Graduate College Website under Costs and Aid: